2018 YOSA Summer Symphony Camp Quartet Seminar

Lots of great learning and music making happened at this summer’s quartet seminar! For the first time, Cadenza Academy and YOSA collaborated to present the one week Quartet Seminar for student quartets, coached by us. We had eight quartets this year, ranging from students playing quartets to the first time to old pros. Each group prepared their parts ahead of camp, rehearsed each day and received a coaching from a member of the Camerata San Antonio quartet. Each day after lunch, the groups were reconfigured with different personnel and repertoire to mix things up and keep it fresh, including one more rehearsal and coaching with a different coach. Eurhythmics and listening lab also helped give everyone a chance to manage their energy (either getting some rest or get some excess energy worked out). Each student performed in daily master classes at least once and each quartet performed on one of two concerts on the final day!

Quartet Retreat

Quartet Retreat

The quartet spent a week together in the gorgeous setting of Edwards, Colorado, earlier this month, digging into 2018-2019 repertoire and making plans for our 2018 String Quartet Seminar. We don’t normally take our work outside, but the setting and weather was too beautiful to stay in!