CMENS 141-2 — String Quartet Survey2 credits per semester
Fall and Spring
Natasha Brofsky, Samuel Rhodes and Laurie Smukler
This course addresses the fundamentals of technique and artistry in string quartet playing, with a focus on growth as an individual player and as part of a group. Students are carefully matched by audition and scheduled into weekly rehearsal blocks and coaching sessions. By year’s end, each will have performed three complete quartets: one each by Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven. The course includes scheduled weekly rehearsal and coaching times and concludes with the Beethovenathon, an 8-hour marathon concert open to the public. Coached by Ms. Brofsky, Mr. Rhodes and Ms. Smukler. Required of all first-year undergraduate and transfer Violin, Viola and Cello majors. Also offered as an elective to non-first-year undergraduate or transfer Viola and Cello majors, with permission of the director of chamber music.