Let’s inspire the next generation of young musicians!
Geared toward middle school and high school music classes, our Student Strings program builds music literacy and confidence through in-class workshop intensives, discussions, and live performances.
To help middle and high school music students strengthen their understanding of chamber music, we bring professional musicians into the schools to provide in-classroom instruction through performance and clinics with hands on coaching. The musicians who participate are part of our Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence program, an annual residency program at Caramoor for professional chamber groups that focuses on mentoring, performance and education.
This program complies with the following New York State standards: Arts – Standard 1 (Creating, Performing, and Participating in the Arts: Music), Standard 2 (Knowing and Using Arts Materials and Resources: Music), Standard 3 (Responding to and Analyzing Works of Art: Music), Standard 4 (Understanding the Cultural Dimensions and Contributions of the Arts: Music); Non-Arts – Standard 1 (Career Development)
We understand that schools have limited resources but strong desires to expose children to music and culture. To support that goal, we offer half-price tickets to classical performances during the year for students and their families.