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Honors String Quartets



Daniel Chetel, Augustana Symphony Orchestra

Susan Stone, Violin         

Deborah Dakin,Viola and Violin         

Dortha Dewit, Violin         

Janina Ehrlich, Cello         

Patricia Silva Weitzel, Double Bass         

Erin Freund, Harp

Each year, four first-year students are chosen to form one of the honors string quartets. These quartets rotate through a coaching team composed of string faculty who assist with performance opportunities, choosing appropriate repertoire and ensuring the quartet has the resources needed to reach its goals.

The quartet musicians develop greater knowledge of their instrument and strong listening habits, and also learn how to navigate the communication and coordination involved in contracted, paid performances. In addition, the quartets enjoy special opportunities such as masterclasses and performances by visiting professional string quartets, off-campus concerts, healthy playing seminars, and more.

Katie Thurlby '18

Augustana music students shine at convention

Follow the music students of Augustana College as they attend the annual winter conference of the Illinois Music Educators Association in Peoria. 

erin rogers

Shockingly Modern Saxophone Festival Feb. 21-22

New York-based saxophonist and composer Erin Rogers will headline the annual Shockingly Modern Saxophone Festival Feb. 21-22.

daniel chetel

Symphony orchestra invites community to join in

Musicians of all ages are invited to join the Augustana Symphony Orchestra April 16, 2020.