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Juilliard String Quartet Seminar
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About this Program


The week-long Juilliard String Quartet Seminar aims to foster the artistic growth of pre-formed, pre-professional string quartets through intense coaching and mentoring with members of the Juilliard String Quartet and other participating quartets. 2019 JSQ Seminar dates are Monday, May 20 through Friday, May 24.

Approximately 6-8 groups will be offered admission to this program. The tuition for this past year’s seminar was $400 per quartet and $80 per auditor.

An application is required. String quartets interested in applying should email their intent to cwilliamson2@juilliard.edu. Quartets composed of current Juilliard students should be sure to indicate their status in the email. Auditors who are interested in attending should email chambermusic@juilliard.edu.


In order to be admitted to the String Quartet Seminar, you must:

  • have prior experience performing as a quartet
  • be available for the entire week-long program

Application Timeline

Application Timeline

Application Requirement Received-by Deadline
Online Application  February 15
Application Fee ($USD) February 15
Video Audition February 15
Request for ADA audition accommodations February 15

You will receive notification of your admission status (admit, wait list, or deny) through your application status page no later than March 10.

Application Fee & Waivers

Application Fee

The $65 application fee is nonrefundable and must be paid through your application status page upon submission of your application. Your application is not considered complete until the fee has been received.

Your Application Materials

Your Online Application

Your application must be submitted online by the appropriate deadline. To begin, create your Juilliard Admissions Account, gather all of the required application materials, and follow the instructions to complete your application.

Start your online application

Your Video Audition

Recordings should include three movements, one each from the following periods:

  • Classical
  • Romantic
  • Contemporary 

The Juilliard String Quartet reviews all of the submissions and selects the quartets invited to participate. Potential auditors will be considered on an individual basis. To apply as an auditor, you must submit an email to the Office of Admission for a separate application process.

Additional Requirements

International Students

Juilliard cannot assist international quartets, or auditors, in acquiring visas for the Seminar.

Applicants with Disabilities

The Juilliard School seeks to facilitate the full participation of applicants with disabilities in the audition process. The School makes reasonable accommodations or adjustments for qualified individuals with known disabilities in compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). 

Juilliard will not make pre-admissions inquiries as to whether or not a student has a disability; however, applicants with documented disabilities who require reasonable accommodations in order to participate in the audition process must notify the Office of Academic Support and Disability Services (OASDS) in writing by the appropriate deadline

You will be required to submit documentation of your disability to OASDS; this information will be kept strictly confidential. You must complete the following forms in order for the school to accommodate your specific needs:

  • Applicant Release of Disability Related Information Form 
  • Audition Accommodation Request Form

Decisions & Enrolling


Quartets will be notified of their admissions decision by March 10.