Auditions & Program Info
The six daily sessions consist of three-and-a-half hours per day of instruction, 1:00 to 4:30 p.m., the faculty concert on Friday evening (6 pm), and the final student concert followed by a reception on Saturday. Each day begins with the combined student and faculty string orchestra rehearsal. The student quartets then rehearse individually and receive coaching by members of the faculty. The location of the camp will be at the Pembroke Hillís Centennial Hall on State Line Road.
Week One and Two
- Master classes: Throughout the week, select quartets will be coached by all faculty members observed by all students.
- Faculty will choose at least one outstanding student ensemble to be featured during the Faculty performances at Pembroke Hill School (details).
- A special guest luthier will be in residence during a camp week.
All middle and high school string players are eligible to apply, though we welcome serious
students of all ages. Students already in string quartets are encouraged to audition as a quartet,
with one movement of a string quartet of their choice. CDs or DVDs are accepted, but live
audition is preferred. The quality of the recording must be on the best equipment that is
possible. Check the quality of sound on the recording, if it is not clear, or if it is distorted, we
have the right to reject the audition. Discs will not be returned.
Send CDs or DVDs to: Kansas City String Quartet Program, 3965 W. 83rd Street, Suite 154, Prairie Village, KS 66208. Applications and $25 nonrefundable registration fee are due on April 20, 2012. Late discs and applications are not accepted.
All applicants are required to audition. Auditions will be held on May 12, 2012 at Pembroke Hillís Centennial Hall, Ward Parkway campus (5121 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO). Each applicant will be notified by mail, e-mail or phone of the specific time and place.
Requirements for the audition:
All students must prepare one movement of a concerto or solo that best represents his or her ability.
ALL APPLICANTS must also be prepared to play a quartet excerpt with a
faculty member: From Haydn Quartet Op. 64, No. 6, movement 4, Finale: Presto
Haydn Quartet Op. 64, No. 6, movement 4, Finale: Presto
Violin - Pickup to Measure 17 to Measure 42 downbeat.
Viola - Pickup to Measure 17 to Measure 38 downbeat.
Cello - Measure 142 to Measure 160.
Week 1: July 16-21, 2012 (Sunghae Anna Lim* and Paula Kosower** in residence)
Week 2: July 23-28, 2012 (Andy Simionescu** and Hannah Holman* in residence)
Peter Chun and Elizabeth Suh Lane in residence both weeks.
A $25 nonrefundable registration fee is due along with completed registration form by April 20, 2012. The camp fee of $300 per week is due by June 1, 2012.
Please do not miss these deadlines — it hurts our ability to run a good program, and a late fee of $25 will be incurred. All fees are nonrefundable after June 1st.
Limited partial scholarships available.
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