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Audition Registration for the 2024-2025 season is now Open!

Fall Auditions will take place on
 September 9 and 16 2024
string quartet Intensive
Audition Information
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Audition Requirements

All Applicants will perform:

  • a solo of their choosing that best represents their current playing abilities

  • an excerpt from Mendelssohn's String Quartet in E minor, 1st movement

  • optional: additional excerpts to showcase your abilities (Advanced Audition)

how your audition experience is different

Following performance of your prepared solo, you’ll be asked to sit in and perform your prepared string quartet excerpt(s) alongside the judges. Judges will interact with you in a ‘mini-coaching’ of sorts, asking questions about the music or requesting to go back and rehearse a section or two of the music.


We love being able to interact with you during this portion of the audition, and your perspectives are encouraged! No one likes taking auditions, but our goal is to create as positive an audition experience as possible. Many applicants leave the auditions saying that they actually enjoyed it!

Advanced Auditions

We are very fortunate to live in an area with some extreme talent, and we want to give you an opportunity to showcase yours! We offer an Advanced Audition option for new applicants. Member's weekly experience won't differ based on which audition they take, this just helps us to better match you with other applicants of similar ability levels. 

The Advanced Audition will include the same Mendelssohn excerpt that all applicants will play, as well as two additional excerpts that highlight different challenges for your specific instrument.

The day of the Audition


St. George’s Episcopal Church, 915 N Oakland St, Arlington, VA 22203

When to Arrive

You may arrive up to thirty minutes prior to your assigned audition time, which will be confirmed one week prior to the audition date.

What to Expect

A friendly environment! We truly want you to perform your best, and particularly while performing the chamber music excerpt, we are looking for your unique understanding of the music and the potential you have in collaborating with others in a string quartet. Don’t be surprised if we ask you questions about you and your experience with your instrument. We want you to enjoy yourself!

If you or someone you know may be interested in joining our program, please be in touch and consider coming to one of our performances. We'd love to get to know you and answer any questions you might have!

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