String Quartet Residence

String Quartet studies
The Rolston String Quartet

Master of Music in String Quartet Studies

The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University offers the unique Master of Music degree in String Quartet Studies, a two-year residency program for existing quartets of outstanding potential. Under the leadership of violinist Kenneth Goldsmith (Mirecourt Trio), violist James Dunham (Cleveland and Sequoia string quartets) and cellist Norman Fischer (Concord String Quartet), the resident quartet refines and prepares to launch its professional career in the supportive, vibrant environment of one of America's most prestigious music schools.

"The Master's Quartet Residency at Rice University's Shepherd School was an invaluable experience for the Dover Quartet in all realms-- musically inspirational and stimulating, the program also prepared us for the next stages of our performing career through the mentorship of incredibly supportive and knowledgeable musicians."
Camden Shaw, cello The Dover String Quartet

Applications for the 2017-2019 Residency Program are now available. For information regarding the audition process, click here.

String Quartets that have participated in the residency:

Rolston String Quartet
Dover String Quartet
Jasper String Quartet

Kailas String Quartet
Enso String Quartet
T'ang String Quartet
Marian Anderson String Quartet