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Skidmore String Ying Quartet 

Skidmore String Ensembles

String Ensembles, Michael Emery, coach, MP 297/ 002.

Contact memery@skidmore.edu or call ext 5327.

Chamber Music–Strings may be taken for 1 credit or audit.

The full String Ensemble meets on Monday nights from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on stage. Smaller ensembles are scheduled at times TBD by student and coach availability.

Groups are designed to bring together student musicians of similar playing abilities. Open to all Skidmore students, string ensembles rehearse weekly and present their work in a college concert performance each semester, and may also organize community performances.

The Annual Skidmore String Festival in March provides the chance for our string ensembles to be joined by a world-class string quartet for a weekend of coaching and performance.

Chamber groups are frequently invited to perform in master classes or receive coaching by visiting artists, including a visit each semester by the Ensemble Connect (formerly ACJW). Though not required, taking private lessons is highly encouraged. The string chamber music experience at Skidmore is designed to bring string students together to develop their technical, musical, interpretive skills., through study and performance of the rich and varied string repertoire.