My experiences at PSQ [Colby] as a student, counselor, musician and human being have been so wonderfully formative. This I will NEVER forget.
Wesley Tudor, cellist
PURPOSE OF THE WORKSHOP
Since 1975, the Portland String Quartet has directed this intensive two-week summer session of chamber music study and performance. The rigorous schedule of rehearsals, coaching sessions, master classes and concerts is designed to teach gifted string players the art of ensemble performance. The Quartet members, experienced teachers as well as internationally acclaimed performers, offer dynamic direction in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Each year, the workshop participants (eight string quartets) master major works in the chamber music literature and present them in public performance at the culmination of the session. Participants are selected through audition from throughout the United States and abroad. Individuals, those not applying as a full quartet, are carefully placed in compatible ensembles based on musicianship and experience.
Colby College, an independent four-year liberal arts college, is situated in Waterville, Maine, minutes from a chain of inland lakes, an hour from the beautiful Maine coastline, and two hours from wilderness mountains. Driving time to this central Maine location is three and a half hours from Boston and one hour and fifteen minutes from Portland.
Meals are provided daily starting with dinner at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 1st. The famous lobster and clambake will be included during the workshop.
Housing will be in a College residence hall. Linens and maid service are provided during the week. Rooms are availablefrom Sunday night, August 1st, through Saturday morning, August 14th
The workshop fee of $970 includes tuition, meals, and lodging on campus. Special consideration is given to string quartets applying as units. A limited number of partial scholarships may be awarded.
Sunday, August 1st 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Preregistration is required and forms may be requested by writing to the address below or printing the Preregistration Form below and mailing it to the address indicated. Applications must include a $100 deposit made payable to the LARK Society for Chamber Music. This deposit will be credited to tuition upon acceptance and refunded only if application is not accepted. Participants are selected and placed in quartets on the basis of application letters of interest, resumes, and, for new applicants, an audition tape containing two contrasting excerpts no longer than 10 minutes total time.
1) $100 deposit to be applied to tuition.
2) Letter of application.
3) Audition tape if new applicant.
4) Brief resume
Portland String Quartet
60 Candlewyck Terrace
Portland, Maine 04102
Early application is recommended. Application deadline is May 15, 2004. Balance of tuition and room and board payments are due June 15, 2004. Final acceptance is based on audition and date of application. Please make checks payable to: LARK society for Chamber Music.