Honors Chamber Ensembles

If you would like to play in a small ensemble, join a chamber music group. 

These are ensembles of at least four musicians coached by an FSPA faculty member and can be made up of like instruments or a mix.

Chamber groups meet once weekly throughout the school year and perform on FSPA recitals and at many important events throughout the greater Flint areas as part of the Music on the Move program. Sponsored groups are listed below and are determined each fall by audition. There are also opportunities to form new groups with other musicians!

Call 810.238.1350 ext 3 or EMAIL us to find out more!

Sponsored Chamber Groups:
Dort Honors String Quartet

Members of the Flint Youth Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonia may audition in October for one of the most visible of the FSPA ensembles, the Dort Honors String Quartet. The Dort Quartet gives a number of high profile performances each year and a spring recital. Dort Quartet members receive scholarships for weekly two-hour quartet coaching sessions and one-hour private lessons throughout the school year.  
Sponsored by the David T. Dort Fund

Flint School of Performing Arts Honors String Quartet 

The FSPA Honors String Quartet was formed in 2008.  Members of the Flint Youth Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonia may audition in October. The quartet members receive scholarships for weekly 1.5 hour coaching sessions and 45-minute private lessons and opportunities to perform throughout the year.
Sponsored by the David T. Dort Fund

Hentgen Honors Woodwind Ensemble

Students who are in 9-12th grades and play flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, or French horn may audition for the Hentgen Ensemble (students must also be a member of the Flint Youth Symphony Orchestra or Wind Ensemble). Hentgen Ensemble members receive scholarships for one-hour weekly coaching sessions and opportunities to perform throughout the year.
Sponsored by William Hentgen.

Shand Honors Flute Quartet

Members of Flint Youth Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble may audition for the Quartet. Members receive scholarships for weekly one-hour coaching sessions and memberships to the Southeast Michigan Flute Association. The quartet has performance opportunities throughout the year.
Sponsored by Rita and Howard Shand.

Ensembles meet weekly beginning in September (see schedule with description). Contact FSPA office regarding available openings. 

Chamber Ensembles Instructor Day Time Room
Dort Honors String Quartet Byrd Johnson M 5:30 - 7:30pm 110
FSPA Honors String Quartet Ford M 6:30 - 8:00pm 170
Hentgen Honors String Quartet Tseng M 4:00 - 5:00pm TBD
Hentgen Honors Woodwind Quintet
TU
5:00 - 6:00pm
182
Shand Honors Flute Quartet Cech TU 4:45 - 6:15pm 112
FSPA Honors Percussion Quartet Kratz F 4:00 - 6:00pm 102