University of Iowa String Quartet Residency Program



Welcome to the University of Iowa String Quartet Residency (UISQRP) blog.   I invite you to visit us often as you will be able to find up to date information about what is happening at UISQRP including information about upcoming concerts and other public events.   As the Director of UISQRP, I am so pleased to have this forum to share all sorts of exciting news and information about our visiting quartets, their residencies and UI’s chamber music landscape.

We are delighted to be in the fourth season  the University of Iowa String Quartet Residency Program.  The UISQRP continues a long tradition of fostering the highest level of string quartet playing and chamber music instruction at the University of Iowa. Each year, this exciting new program will bring nationally recognized string quartets to the University of Iowa School of Music for extended residences. This model is the first of its kind and is already generating a buzz on the national chamber music scene.  It is deeply rewarding to be a part of this invigorating and innovative approach to integrating chamber music into a university curriculum and a larger public and the success of UISQRP speaks to the wonderful vision of our School of Music and the University of Iowa.  UISQRP was also featured in as the cover article in the IowaMusic Magazine.  It is a great article and really speaks to the breadth of this program.  Check out the link below!

Students enrolled in String Chamber Music work with me at the University of Iowa and also have the opportunity to work closely with the visiting quartets through coachings and master classes.  If you want to learn more about the UISQRP offerings or what it means to study chamber music at the University of Iowa, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Please take a moment to explore our site, get to know the quartets who are coming to campus this year and we hope to see you at an upcoming UI String Quartet Residency Program event.

Elizabeth Oakes

Director, University of Iowa String Quartet Residency Program

Dean’s Distinguished Lecturer, UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Senior Lecturer, Chamber Music, University of Iowa


IowaMusic Magazine


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