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Graduate Resident String Quartet Program

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Verona String Quartet
The Verona Quartet is the current graduate string quartet in residence.

Essential to the artistic growth of a pre-professional quartet is the study of style and repertoire with members of a more seasoned ensemble. The Juilliard Graduate Resident String Quartet program provides that opportunity. This graduate-level program brings a qualified string quartet to be in residence at Juilliard and work with the Juilliard String Quartet. Members of the Juilliard String Quartet, which was established in 1946, have been the premier coaches for student string quartets at Juilliard for more than 50 years. The Juilliard String Quartet now consists of violinists Joseph Lin and Ronald Copes, violist Roger Tapping, and cellist Astrid Schween.

The members of the Juilliard Graduate Resident String Quartet, named Lisa Arnhold Fellows, are admitted to the School's Artist Diploma program, receive stipends and free tuition, coach regularly with the Juilliard String Quartet, participate in the annual Juilliard String Quartet Seminar, and perform an annual New York recital in Alice Tully Hall. As teaching assistants to the Juilliard String Quartet, the resident quartet coaches other student ensembles and assists in the freshman-year String Quartet Survey class. The quartet has exclusive use of a rehearsal studio and full access to all other Juilliard facilities. While this is a two-year residency, quartets must be invited to return for the second year.

While at Juilliard, the resident quartet is encouraged and expected to pursue its own performing schedule. The quartets that have participated in this program, established in 1986, are the Aeolus, Afiara, Attacca, Avalon, Biava, Calder, Cassatt, Chiara, Colorado, Corigliano, Essex, Lark, Magellan, Maia, Mirò, Shanghai, St. Lawrence, and Verona (the current quartet-in-residence, pictured above) Quartets.

Application Procedures for Fall 2017 Admission:

  • Applicants will complete and submit an application, upload the required pre-screening recordings (audio only), and pay the application fee via our online application. The application deadline is January 3, 2017.
  • Pre-screening recordings should include three complete works, one each from the Classical, Romantic, and contemporary periods.
  • Applications and pre-screening recordings will be reviewed by the Juilliard String Quartet; selected quartets will be invited to audition in person. Notification of pre-screening results is done by e-mail, approximately one month in advance of the audition date.
  • All members of quartets invited to audition must submit official transcripts of school records and proof of English language proficiency (if applicable) after they have received their official audition invitations and no later than February 15, 2017.
  • Auditions will take place at The Juilliard School on Monday, March 6, 2017. Quartets should not make any travel or lodging arrangements until they receive their official audition invitations. Juilliard is not able to provide funds for lodging and/or travel for auditioning quartets.
  • The audition repertoire will consist again of three complete works, one each from the Classical, Romantic, and contemporary periods. It is not necessary that the repertoire prepared for the live audition be identical to the pre-screening materials. However, both the pre-screening and the live audition repertoire must meet the requirements.
  • Quartets are typically notified of their admission results within one month of auditions.

If you have any questions about the program, contact:

Music Admissions
The Juilliard School
60 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, New York 10023
(212) 799-5000, ext. 223
musicadmissions@juilliard.edu