JASPER QUARTET

Educational Outreach Video Series
Keith Doles, 2020 Juried Art Show Winner

Beaches Fine Arts Series presents the Jasper Quartet in a unique and innovative 3 part program for grades 3-5.  We include pdfs for the students and teachers to use to enhance the involvement. We hope you enjoy this award-winning young quartet!

Video 1 – Introducing the Quartet and Conversation in Music
Composers – Antonin Dvorak, Augusta Read Thomas
Handout –  Fun bios about Quartet members: Seek and find composer and instrument names

Video 2 – Rhythm in Music
Composers – Jessie Montgomery, Josef Haydn
Handout – Teaching rhythm through phrases, lyrics to a song

Video 3 – Musical Weather Report – Emotion in Music
Composers – Tonia Ko, Joan Tower
Handout – Weather report: is the music icy, stormy, sunny, turbulent, scorching, etc.

 

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Click below for supplemental materials
intended to enhance student experience

Introducing the Quartet
& Conversation in Music

Rhythm in Music

Musical Weather Report

JASPER QUARTET

Recipient of Chamber Music America’s prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award, Philadelphia’s Jasper String Quartet is the Professional Quartet-in-Residence at Temple University’s Center for Gifted Young Musicians and the Founder and Artistic Director of Jasper Chamber Concerts.

Formed at Oberlin Conservatory, the Jasper Quartet launched their professional career in 2006 while studying with James Dunham, Norman Fischer, and Kenneth Goldsmith as Rice University’s Graduate Quartet-in-Residence. In 2008, the Quartet continued its training with the Tokyo String Quartet as Yale University’s Graduate Quartet-in-Residence. In 2008, the Jaspers swept through the competition circuit, winning the Grand Prize and the Audience Prize in the Plowman Chamber Music Competition, the Grand Prize at the Coleman Competition, First Prize at Chamber Music Yellow Springs, and the Silver Medal at the 2008 and 2009 Fischoff Chamber Music Competitions. They were also the first ensemble honored with Yale School of Music’s Horatio Parker Memorial Prize, an award established in 1945, and selected by the faculty for “best fulfilling… lofty musical ideals.”

The Quartet has performed hundreds of outreach programs in schools and community centers and finds inspiration and joy in making meaningful connections with students and communities outside of the concert hall. The Quartet received a Residency Partnership grant from Chamber Music America for the 2020-21 season supporting its immersive, multiple-visit work with a 3rd grade class in the Philadelphia Public School District.

In 2019, the Quartet received its third Picasso Project grant from Public Citizens for Children and Youth, which supported the Quartet’s work with a South Philadelphia Public Elementary School.

In addition, the Fischoff National Chamber Music Association recognized the Quartet’s “outstanding and imaginative programming for children and youth in the United States” with its 2016 Educator Award.

The Jasper String Quartet is named after Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada.

JASPER QUARTET

Educational Outreach Videos

Beaches Fine Arts Series presents the Jasper Quartet in a unique and innovative 3 part program for grades 3-5.
We include pdfs for the students and teachers to use to enhance the involvement. We hope you enjoy this award-winning young quartet!

Video 1 – Introducing the Quartet and Conversation in Music
Composers – Antonin Dvorak, Augusta Read Thomas
Handout –  Fun bios about Quartet members: Seek and find composer and instrument names

Video 2 – Rhythm in Music
Composers – Jessie Montgomery, Josef Haydn
Handout – Teaching rhythm through phrases, lyrics to a song

Video 3 – Musical Weather Report – Emotion in Music
Composers – Tonia Ko, Joan Tower
Handout – Weather report: is the music icy, stormy, sunny, turbulent, scorching, etc.

 

Click below for supplemental materials
intended to enhance student experience

Introducing the Quartet
& Conversation in Music

Rhythm in Music

Musical Weather Report

Sign up below

JASPER QUARTET

Recipient of Chamber Music America’s prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award, Philadelphia’s Jasper String Quartet is the Professional Quartet-in-Residence at Temple University’s Center for Gifted Young Musicians and the Founder and Artistic Director of Jasper Chamber Concerts.

Formed at Oberlin Conservatory, the Jasper Quartet launched their professional career in 2006 while studying with James Dunham, Norman Fischer, and Kenneth Goldsmith as Rice University’s Graduate Quartet-in-Residence. In 2008, the Quartet continued its training with the Tokyo String Quartet as Yale University’s Graduate Quartet-in-Residence. In 2008, the Jaspers swept through the competition circuit, winning the Grand Prize and the Audience Prize in the Plowman Chamber Music Competition, the Grand Prize at the Coleman Competition, First Prize at Chamber Music Yellow Springs, and the Silver Medal at the 2008 and 2009 Fischoff Chamber Music Competitions. They were also the first ensemble honored with Yale School of Music’s Horatio Parker Memorial Prize, an award established in 1945, and selected by the faculty for “best fulfilling… lofty musical ideals.”

The Quartet has performed hundreds of outreach programs in schools and community centers and finds inspiration and joy in making meaningful connections with students and communities outside of the concert hall. The Quartet received a Residency Partnership grant from Chamber Music America for the 2020-21 season supporting its immersive, multiple-visit work with a 3rd grade class in the Philadelphia Public School District.

In 2019, the Quartet received its third Picasso Project grant from Public Citizens for Children and Youth, which supported the Quartet’s work with a South Philadelphia Public Elementary School.

In addition, the Fischoff National Chamber Music Association recognized the Quartet’s “outstanding and imaginative programming for children and youth in the United States” with its 2016 Educator Award.

The Jasper String Quartet is named after Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada.