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Virtual Chamber Music Festival with Lux String Quartet

Lux String Quartet

Monday, July 19 & Tuesday, July 20

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

On and Offline

Final performance via Zoom to families, July 20th at 7PM

Violin, viola, and cello players advancing into grades 7 through 9 are welcome to apply.

No Application Fee – FREE!

Tuition: $150

Festival Details

Schmitt Music’s Chamber Music Festival is an enriching two-day introduction into the exciting world of string quartet performance featuring the Lux String Quartet, a professional quartet based in the Twin Cities. Students will receive private lessons with members of Lux, receive a crash course in instrument care with a virtual tour of the Paul A. Schmitt Violin Shop, and get a glimpse into the life of a professional musician.

All participants will prepare their part from a string quartet in advance of the festival, and will have the chance to not only learn it with their peers in a group class and sectionals, but have the opportunity to virtually perform it with the members of Lux!

Whether or not students have previously played chamber music, this focused festival will give a deeper appreciation for its rich and expressive sounds, while teaching string players how to express themselves through music in a fun and supportive environment.



Requirements & Additional Info

Application & Registration DEADLINES EXTENDED!

  • Audition requirements: all student applicants must provide a video of one scale and one solo piece. Please upload and provide a link (YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook) to your audition video via the application form.
  • Application fee: FREE!
  • Application deadline: Friday, June 25
  • Acceptance: all accepted students will receive email notification by Friday, July 2
  • Registration deadline: accepted students will receive tuition payment link; confirmation and payment due by Sunday, July 4

For questions about the application process or other details, please email

Lux String Quartet

Lux String Quartet (L-R): Eric Graf, cello; Kirsti Petraborg; viola; Stephanie Skor, violin; Marc Levine, violin

Lux Festival Registration