Saturday, March 29, 2014
Apply by January 15, 2014
First Prize: $500
Second Prize: $300
Third Prize: $150
Take advantage of a unique opportunity to work with the world-renowned Parker Quartet, in residence at USC. The Quartet will mentor pre-formed student string quartets through intensive coachings and master classes throughout the day, leading to a performance and competition in the evening. Coaches will be members of the Parker Quartet – Daniel Chong, Ying Xue, Jessica Bodner and Kee-Hyun Kim and USC string faculty – WilliamTerwilliger (violin), Rebecca Hunter (violin), Connie Gee (viola) and Robert Jesselson (cello).
Repertoire for the day will include one substantial movement of a major work from the quartet literature. In order to work on the highest artistic level, advance preparation is expected of each quartet prior to the event.
Enrollment is limited to 8 string quartets. All quartets are eligible to compete in the competition, but are not required to.
$120 per quartet for all activities. Lunch is provided, and each group is given a CD of their performance.
Lodging is not provided, but there are a variety of hotels in close proximity to the School of Music (813 Assembly Street) in downtown Columbia.
11:00 Master Class No. 1
3:00 Master Class No. 2
5:30 Dinner break
7:30 Performance and Competition
1. All groups must be pre-formed and should send a CD, DVD or MP3 file of one movement
of a major work of the string quartet repertoire.
2. Application fee of $25 (non-refundable)
3. Application deadline: January 15, 2014.
4. Send all application application form and materials to:
Dr. William Terwilliger
The University of South Carolina School of Music
813 Assembly St. Columbia, SC 29201