Quartet-in-Residence at Indiana University South Bend
The Euclid Quartet has held the distinguished faculty string quartet residency at Indiana University South Bend since 2007. The quartet is proud to continue a long lineage of faculty string quartets at IUSB going back over 50 years. In addition to regular performances on campus and in the surrounding community, the members of the quartet teach instrumental lessons and coach chamber music.
Symphony of Strings
We’re excited to offer this unique experience for young string players! "Symphonies of String Instruments", commissioned by the Euclid Quartet from composer James Leatherbarrow, is a chance for student string orchestras to perform alongside the Quartet. This incredibly engaging and highly accessible work is written for string quartet plus a modular combination of one, two, or three different levels of student orchestra. Three inner movements are designed to feature each of the three different orchestras one at a time with the Quartet, while the outer movements bring all the forces together.
The Euclid Quartet has served as sectional coaches, offered master classes, and partnered in various other capacities with numerous youth symphonies across the country.
National Endowment for the Arts Award
In 2009, the Euclid Quartet was awarded an American Masterpieces grant for its educational program surveying music of different backgrounds and ethnicities in the United States. The Quartet performed for hundreds of schoolchildren and engaged them as "quartet scene investigators" (or QSIs) in order to discover the rich and varied cultures represented within American music.
Fischoff National Chamber Music Association
The Euclid Quartet has a longstanding relationship with the Fischoff National Chamber Music Association. The Quartet has performed numerous educational programs under the auspices of Fischoff, and has served as coaches and advisors for Fischoff's Chamber Music Academy.
The Euclid Quartet offers a variety of educational programming catering to different age groups. Examples include story time for children ages 3-5, and family-friendly "exploration shows" which invite audiences of all ages to take a deep dive into selections from the quartet repertoire in a casual and welcoming environment.