Performance - Education - Arts Advocacy
As the Quartet-in-Residence at Emory, we perform throughout the University for audiences of every age and background, We see young children at Family Concerts, Emory students in performances throughout campus, including at annual, quartet-curated series such as "Ludwig at Law School" or "Bach at the Business School," and members of the larger community in formal performances in Emory's Emerson Hall. Many of our activities at Emory take place under the auspices of the Emory Chamber Music of Atlanta, an organization envisioned by founder and artistic director pianist William Ransom as bringing the finest Atlanta area musicians together with guest artists to perform the best of the chamber music repertoire for diverse audiences.
We believe that it is vital to educate the next generation musicians and music lovers, as well as share our specialized knowledge with our community. To that end, we founded the Emory Youth Chamber Music Program (EYCP) in 2006, which has since provided intensive training in small ensemble playing to advanced pre-college students. We believe, whether or not our students go on to a career in music, that an education in ensemble playing improves collaborative and social skills, develops work ethic, and gives students hands-on exposure to the greatest works of art. To learn more about EYCP, please click here.
We love our work as performers and educators, but one of the most unique and fulfilling aspects of our position as Quartet-in-Residence at Emory comes from our work as arts advocates. Part of our residency's mission is to bring the highest level of performance to every kind of audience. To that end, we visit classes across the Emory campus to bring live performance into the classroom while collaborating with academic professors to create interdisciplinary parallels and conversations. We have worked with professors in every possible subject; this semester alone, we will engage with topics as diverse as Microbiology, the Literature of Jane Austen, and Medical Anthropology. Our goal is to find the overlap between the subject at hand and our field. For example, a previous visit to a Neuroscience class included mapping brain activity as we played!