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It is with great excitement that we announce that the University of Victoria now offers a MMus in Performance—Emphasis String Quartet. The program is designed for a preformed String Quartet (not individuals) embarking on a career in chamber music.
The MMus in Performance—Emphasis String Quartet enables degree candidates to develop and grow both as individuals and as an ensemble, to develop quartet repertoire, and gain valuable performance experience, in preparation for a career in chamber music. During the two-year program the quartet will also hone their skills through various outreach programs and ensembles in the community. The Quartet will receive weekly coaching and individual lessons from the Lafayette String Quartet.
Fellowships, Assistantships and Scholarships are available.

Serious String Quartets of any nationality interested in pursuing a Masters Degree in String Quartet Performance may now apply for the 2015-16 calendar year.

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Audition Requirements

The Graduate String Quartet Program at UVIC is open to pre-formed quartets only. International ensembles are welcome to apply.

Applicants to the Masters in Music – String Quartet Emphasis are asked to submit an audio-visual recording consisting of three contrasting movements which reflect their highest level of playing.

• The deadline for application is December 1, 2014.

Quartets considered as finalists will be asked to submit additional solo audition material, which will include a movement of a concerto and two contrasting movements of solo Bach. Finalists will be notified by March 1, 2014. Live auditions will be arranged with each quartet selected in the finals, either in person or through live-streaming. One quartet will be chosen for this program.

All members of the Quartet must also apply for admission to the Graduate Program.

Link here for information on applying to the Graduate Program: