Interested in having a string quartet visit your classroom or youth program? The Meadowlark quartet offers a variety of classroom music education performances. We strive to engage students not only in live performance, but also by creating personal interaction with the music and the quartet members. Even if students are not musicians, the string quartet is a wonderful vehicle to illustrate musical conversation and teamwork in order to create a great musical experience. We strive to work with each teacher to shape our presentation to best fit their classroom or program. Please contact us to learn more about our music education performances and how to bring the Meadowlarks into your school!
Southwest Minnesota String Festival:
The first annual Southwest Minnesota String Festival took place in August 2014 at Southwest Minnesota State University. This festival and camp brought together string students from southwest Minnesota, the Minneapolis and St. Paul Metro area, as well as South Dakota for a five day on campus chamber music immersion. Students received daily private lessons and chamber music coachings, and learned to rehearse with their trios and quartets. They participated in performances for their peers during afternoon convocation, and were introduced to music theory and other music skills in Musicianship classes. In the evenings students had some time to relax, play outdoor games, and even went to the local county fair to listen to the bluegrass group Monroe Crossings. By the end of the festival, all of the chamber groups performed in a final concert for parents, families, and the community. This concert was a wonderful representation of all of the growth, energy, and hard work that all of these young musicians put in during their time at the festival.
The Meadowlark quartet is already starting to plan next year's festival. Please visit the Southwest Minnesota String Festival for more information, to support, and to sign up to participate in the 2015 Festival!