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 area 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!
Sponsored Chamber Groups:
Dort Honors String Quartet
Members of the Flint Youth Symphony Orchestra and Flint Youth Philharmonia may audition in October for one of the most visible of the FSPA ensembles, the Dort Honors String Quartet. The Dort Honors String Quartet gives a number of high profile performances each year and a spring recital. Last year, they participated in the MASTA Chamber Music Festival and made a concert tour to Rochester, New York. Members receive scholarships for weekly two-hour quartet coaching sessions and one-hour individual lessons throughout the school year.
Sponsored by the Dort Family Trust
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 Flint Youth 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
Members of the Flint Youth Symphony Orchestra and Flint Youth Wind Ensemble who are in 9-12th grades and play flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, or French horn may audition. Quintet 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 Flint Youth Wind Ensemble may audition for the Quartet. Members receive scholarships for weekly one-hour coaching sessions, individual lessons 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.
|Dort Honors String Quartet||Byrd Johnson||M||5:30 - 7:30pm||110|
|FSPA Honors String Quartet||Ford Edwards||M||6:30 - 8:00pm||170|
|Hentgen Honors String Quartet||Tseng||M||4:00 - 5:00pm||TBD|
Hentgen Honors Woodwind Quintet
5:00 - 6:00pm
|Shand Honors Flute Quartet||Cech||TU||4:45 - 6:15pm||112|