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 violinistÂ Kenneth GoldsmithÂ (Mirecourt Trio), violistÂ James DunhamÂ (Cleveland and Sequoia string quartets) and cellistÂ Norman FischerÂ (Concord String Quartet), the resident quartet refines and prepares to launch its professional career in the supportive, vibrant environment of one of Americaâ€™s most prestigious music schools.
â€śThe Masterâ€™s Quartet Residency at Rice Universityâ€™s Shepherd School was an invaluable experience for the Dover Quartet in all realmsâ€”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.â€ť
Camden Shaw, cello The Dover String Quartet
Applications for the 2018-2020 Residency Program are now available.
For information regarding the audition process,Â click here.
String Quartets that have participated in the residency: