Summer String Quartet Fellowship
The Danbury Music Centre invites violinists, violists, and cellists who are 18 and under and are applying to CMI to also apply for the new Summer String Quartet Fellowship. This new program recognizes both a passion for high quality chamber music performance, as well as teaching. Summer String Quartet Fellows will participate in both DMC Summer Strings as program mentors and DMC CMI as participants. The full responsibilities are listed below.
• Interested fellowship applicants will initially apply for the program through the CMI audition process. All deadlines for CMI pertain to the Fellowship program. To apply, those interested should indicate their interest in the appropriate place on the CMI application.
• Upon a successful audition to CMI, fellowship applicants will be invited to interview with Larry Deming, Summer Strings Director and Paul Frucht, CMI Artistic Director.
• Applicants should be prepared to discuss their backgrounds, why they have a interest in the program, why they believe they would be a good fit for the program, etc., at both their CMI audition and the live interview. Please bring your instrument to the interview as well.
Program Details and Responsibilities of Fellows: During Summer Strings, fellows will receive a full-tuition fellowship and:
• Lead sectional rehearsals and assist program participants
• Act as concert mentors during the full string orchestra rehearsals and final concert
• Perform a seminal string quartet work from the repertoire on the final concert During CMI, fellows will receive a full-tuition fellowship and: • Perform as a quartet on the Charles Ives Concert Series
• Perform as a group with an artist-faculty member for one of their chamber groups • Assist Artist-Faculty in preparation and set up for various CMI activities
• Receive additional chamber music coaching from Artist-Faculty and Guest Artists
Fellows are also expected to attend 2-3 training sessions before Summer Strings