Enrollment is now closed for Summer 2023. If you would like to be notified of next summer’s programming, please email Director of Music Jennifer Elowitch at jelowitch@walnuthillarts.org.

The Walnut Hill String Quartet Intensive provides advanced young string players (ages 12–18) an exceptional week of coachings, masterclasses and a private lesson with inspiring faculty dedicated to each students’ growth. Students are placed in a string quartet according to age and level and will work extensively on two pieces from different eras, culminating in a performance at the end of the week. Pre-formed string quartets are also invited to apply. 

The String Quartet Intensive takes place on the beautiful campus of Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, MA, outside of Boston. 

JuNE 25–july 1, 2023

Natick, MA

Ages 12–18


  • Students participate in one string quartet throughout the week.

  • Each quartet will study two works — one classical, and one from a later period.

  • Repertoire will be assigned in advance.

  • Each string quartet will receive two coaching sessions per day from different faculty members.

  • One hour-long private lesson is included with tuition.

  • The week will also include masterclasses and social activities.


Recorded auditions are required for all applicants applying individually. In the case of pre-formed String Quartets, please apply as a group according to the guidelines below.

  • Video recordings should be uploaded directly to Slideroom.

  • Please record two movements – one each from from different musical periods (ie - Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th Century, or Contemporary)

  • Recordings must be submitted by midnight on May 1, 2023.*

*We are accepting applications through May 1st. However, decisions will be made on a rolling basis and will be emailed within two weeks of receiving your materials. We encourage students to apply at their earliest convenience.


Day Tuition: $1,250

Tuition and Housing: $1,750

Meals are included with tuition.


Violinist Jennifer Elowitch is Director of Music at Walnut Hill School for the Arts, where she was the recipient of the E. E. Ford Faculty Award for Exceptional Merit in 2016 and 2021. Co-Founder and Artistic Director Emerita of the Portland Chamber Music Festival in Maine, she is the Assistant Principal Second Violin of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and performs often with the Boston Symphony.



Violist Daniel Getz is a member of the viola section of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and teaches viola and chamber music at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School. He is a graduate of New England Conservatory and The Juilliard School and an alumnus of the Tanglewood Music Center, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Perlman Music Program.




Cellist Kee-Hyun Kim ‘01 is a founding member of the Grammy-Award winning Parker String Quartet, Blodgett Artists-in-Residence at Harvard University and winners of both the Cleveland Quartet Award and first prize at the Bordeaux String Quartet Competition. Mr. Kim is a graduate of Walnut Hill School for the Arts and New England Conservatory, where his principal teachers were Paul Katz and Laurence Lesser.



Questions? Please contact Jennifer Elowitch at jelowitch@walnuthillarts.org.

Walnut Hill School for the Arts reserves the right to cancel a course that fails to meet the required minimum enrollment. All payments are due in full at the time of registration and non-refundable. Refunds will only be issued in the event of program cancellation due to low enrollment.