Saturday, January 21st, 2023
Montclair University

Quartet-Fest is a day dedicated to String Quartets (String trios, quintets or sextets are also eligible). Join us and dive into the art of collaboration and rehearsal techniques. Pre-formed groups will work with faculty and special guest Mark Steinberg from the Brentano Quartet. Each group will have a chance to perform on stage in the beautiful Leshowitz Recital Hall at the Cali School of Music / Montclair State University and by the end of the day one lucky quartet will be named the winner with the top prize of a concert at the ASTA / NJ Spring Symposium.

Raffle prizes include gift certificates from Johnson Strings/Carriage House Violins, Clar Violins, Robert Ames & Shar.

Each group must have an ASTA member as a sponsor. Groups are accepted by teacher recommendation.

For more information contact Kathryn Lockwood at

Tuition: $35 per student

Special guest
Mark Steinberg: Brentano Quartet

Timothy Schwarz, violin
Kathryn Lockwood, viola
Tomoko Fujita, cello

9am Registration
9:15am Group Activity Session
10-12:15 Coaching Sessions in various rooms
12:15 Lunch
1:15pm Masterclass and Competition Round 1 in Leshowitz Recital Hall (Parents are welcome)
2:30 Break
3pm Special Guest Masterclass and Competition Round 2 in Leshowitz Recital Hall (Parents are welcome)
4.15 Winning group announced and Raffle prizes given away.

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