DaPonte Adult String Quartet Workshop
Join the DaPonte String Quartet for a three-day weekend of musical camaraderie dedicated to enhancing your understanding of the great works of the string quartet literature and perfecting your playing and ensemble skills, all while in a gorgeous Mid-Coast Maine lakefront setting.
The DaPonte String Quartet have performed together for over 25 years, from Carnegie Hall to all corners of Maine. They have a wide range of experience teaching, giving masterclasses, and coaching all levels and ages of musicians, from individuals, to an annual string quartet workshop for gifted high school players in Maine, to masterclasses across the country. DSQ members are currently on the faculty of such places as the University of Southern Maine, Bowdoin College, and Bay Chamber Music School.
The workshop is designed for intermediate to advanced string players, to share their passion for chamber music while being coached on such aspects of ensemble playing as: listening, communication, cueing, rhythm, intonation, blending, and theory and music history. Participants may attend as part of a pre-formed group, or as individuals who will be placed in a compatible-level group.
The workshop is held at the height of Maine’s fall foliage season on the shores of Lake Damariscotta, at Camp Kieve--a secluded, gorgeous setting to focus on music, with a wealth of practice and rehearsal facilities.
Participation costs $385. All meals are included. The camp also has comfortable modern rooms available (with two twin beds) for $150/night, for those who wish to stay overnight. (If you are open to sharing a room, we can help you find a roommate.) Registration fee is refundable until Sept. 15. Limited financial aid may be available; contact us for details.