Community Engagement & Educational Outreach Offerings
Through Sinta Quartet’s educational outreach offerings they strive to teach, engage, and inspire audiences. Whether in front of grade-schoolers, college students, or the community, SQ shares its passion for chamber music through audience-centered presentations and clinics. All of SQ’s offerings can be catered to the specific needs and desires of the school and community in which they take place.
The Musical Entrepreneur
SQ discusses what it means to be a musical entrepreneur and the business of chamber music. Members discuss how they developed individually, how the group grew together, the lessons learned, and the relationships garnered along the way.
SQ’s experience with new music runs deep, from running an annual student composition competition to commissioning up-and-coming composers. SQ members discuss and demonstrate what the saxophone is capable of, how to write effectively, what resources to reference throughout the process, and the logistics of commissioning. With enough lead time, SQ welcomes a collaborative session where they read student compositions and/or sketches.
A staple of collegiate SQ residencies. Members of SQ are at home in front of a variety of ensembles (not just the saxophone!); if it involves musicians playing together, SQ can help them develop as a chamber music ensemble.
SQ are equally comfortable coaching soloists. Again, saxophone is our specialty, but we’re happy to share our thoughts and idea with anyone who would like to play for us.
The Art of Transcription
SQ regularly borrows music from voice, strings, and popular music. Members of the group discuss how to transcribe/arrange effectively. What musical characteristics lend themselves to being a successful quartet transcription? What do we avoid? What can you expect when performing music from other traditions both in competitions and public performance?