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Credo Quartet Fellowship

advanced string players, ages 20-25

In 2018, two quartets of emerging artists were selected for this tuition-free opportunity for focused immersion in the art of string quartet playing.  Ensembles received daily coaching from an acclaimed faculty including the Arianna String Quartet, Sibbi Bernardssohn (former violinist of Pacifica Quartet) and Credo Artistic Director Peter Slowik.  This residency offered formal performance opportunities, in addition to preparing the artists for meaningful community engagement.  

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About the Credo Quartet Fellowship

The participants of the Quartet Fellowship will come together for two weeks of intense coaching and performance before the start of the regular Credo festival. During these two weeks the quartets will have daily coachings with leading professional chamber musicians as well as significant performance and outreach opportunities. During the regular 4-week Credo festival the Quartet Fellowship participants will continue their work in Credo’s rigorous schedule of daily coaching and bi-weekly performancesLearn more about Credo Oberlin here.

While in residence at Oberlin’s world-renowned Conservatory of Music, students enjoy excellent rehearsal, coaching, and practice facilities, a celebrated music library collection, and many recreational opportunities offered on Oberlin’s park-like campus. Sun-filled practice rooms are never hard to find: the Conservatory has over 150 practice rooms, all with floor to ceiling windows and many equipped with full-size Steinway pianos. Visit the Oberlin Conservatory website for an overview of the facilities. 

 Photo credit: Courtesy of Office of Communications

Photo credit: Courtesy of Office of Communications


Apply for the Quartet Fellowship

The application deadline for the Quartet Fellowship was February 16.



The highly selective Quartet Fellowship is a tuition-free program, and includes a partial room and board scholarship. Each participant will contribute $875 towards room and board. (Actual cost of dormitory housing and meals is more than $2600 per student). 



"Credo is one of the very few places where musical excellence is fully integrated with a musician's spiritual development. At Credo, the whole person is addressed, nurturing the body, mind and spirit."

— Anne Martindale Williams, Principal Cellist, Pittsburgh Symphony




Will preference be given to pre-formed groups?

Credo is committed to making the most meaningful and dynamic Fellowship experience.  Evidence of significant achievement by pre-formed groups will be noted. Ultimate selection will be based on the groups or individuals that will benefit most from the Credo experience.

Is there a minimum or maximum age for applicants?

It is expected that the participants will be advanced college or graduate music students, ages 20-25.