Fellowship Quartet Program

July 8 - August 6, 2017

Open to pre-formed string quartets (quintets considered) on the verge of a professional career. 

This highly selective program engages one pre-formed string quartet. The Fellowship Quartet is featured in festival chamber music concerts and coached multiple times per week by members of the String Academy Faculty and Festival Guest Artists. They will rehearse and perform in the fully professional Wintergreen Festival Orchestra. The Fellowship Quartet will also be promoted in a pre-arranged concert tour of Virginia. Members of the Fellowship Quartet receive full tuition, room and board, and a travel stipend. Only quartets with serious intent should apply for this program.

NEW in 2017! The Fellowship Quartet will have the unique opportunity to rehearse, coach, and perform a complete piano quintet with Christopher O'Riley, concert pianist and host of From the Top.

The 2015 Fellowship Quartet: invoke.

The 2015 Fellowship Quartet: invoke.

What to Expect

  • Time and venues to rehearse as an ensemble in the beautiful setting of the Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Multiple coachings per week with String Academy Faculty and Festival Guest Artists
  • Featured performances at the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival
  • The quartet will embark on a pre-planned mini-concert-tour of Virginia
  • In-depth session on creating and executing community outreach and education programs
  • Rehearsals and performances with the fully professional Wintergreen Festival Orchestra
  • The Quartet Fellows will be public representatives of Wintergreen Performing Arts and, as such, will comport themselves professionally at all times.
The 2016 Fellowship String Quartet: The Aurelius Quartet

The 2016 Fellowship String Quartet: The Aurelius Quartet

Faculty

Ross Monroe WinterAcademy Director and Violin Faculty

Wesley BaldwinAssociate Academy Director and Cello Faculty 

Elisabeth Adkins - Violin Faculty

Jennifer John - Violin Faculty

Sharan Leventhal - Violin Faculty

James Lyon - Violin Faculty

Ann Marie Brink - Viola Faculty

Daphne Gerling- Viola Faculty

Steve LarsonViola Faculty

Wendy Warner - Cello Faculty

Dee Moses - Bass Faculty

Christopher O'Riley - Artist in Residence

Additional Violin and Cello faculty to be announced soon!

Congratulations to the Kaia Quartet, the 2014 Wintergreen Fellowship Quartet, on their debut album, Latinoamérica.

Congratulations to the Kaia Quartet, the 2014 Wintergreen Fellowship Quartet, on their debut album, Latinoamérica.

Application Deadlines & audition info

February 1 – Early Bird Deadline

March 15 – Application review begins.  Applications submitted after this date will be reviewed as positions are available.

Applicants will be asked to upload audio or video (preferred) recordings of complete works or complete movements from works in varying styles. Recordings should not exceed 45 minutes in duration. Other required documents include a listing of chamber music works studied/performed, group and individual member bios merged into one Word or PDF document, published press reviews (if available), and two letters of recommendation from current or former teachers/coaches.

Visit https://app.getacceptd.com/wintergreen for more details.

Contact

With questions or for more information: academy@wintergreenperformingarts.org