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.

Program Standards

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)

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For more information about this program, please contact our Artistic Coordinator Tim Coffey at [email protected] or 914.232.5035 x424.