KentMusic Seattle 2022 with the Manhattan String Quartet

Time & Location

  • Aug 15-21, 2022
  • All day
  • Seattle Pacific University Seattle, WA US

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Shostakovich Quartet #3 in F Major, opus 73

Monday, August 15 to Sunday, August 21, 2022

Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA


Titles spanning ‘Calm Unawareness of Future Cataclysm’ to ‘the Eternal Question—Why/for What?’ capture the programmatic, existential drama of this intense five-movement work.

KentMusic offers experienced string players the opportunity to spend six gratifying days studying a major work from the string quartet repertoire. Participants receive high-level coaching from world-class performing musicians, attend lecture / demonstrations and concerts by the faculty artists, and have ample time for informal chamber music readings, relaxing & socializing.
These seminars offer a unique chance to delve deeply into a single, major work from the string quartet repertoire.  In no other program that we are aware of do participants work with this degree of appreciation and profundity, with regard not only to the featured piece but also to the art of string quartet playing generally.
Enrollment is limited to ensure balanced groups and ample coaching. Advance preparation is absolutely essential for all participants. Enrollment is for individual players as well as a limited number of preformed groups.
Coached Quartets

At the core of KentMusic is the opportunity to receive intensive, daily coaching on one great quartet that all participants must prepare in advance. Coaches rotate among quartets that are carefully matched and assigned each day.


Daily, in-depth exploration of the work being studied with Dr. David Clampitt and the Manhattan String Quartet. A KentMusic highlight!

Concert Series

Outstanding chamber music concerts featuring the Manhattan String Quartet.

Informal Ensembles

Explore repertoire and meet the other players in self-organized, daily reading sessions.


Come join us and refine your quartet playing at KentMusic!

Event Organizer

Manhattan String Quartet 917-751-5612