Pre-College Chamber Music Festival


Colorado State University is proud to host the annual Pre-College Chamber Music Festival, an instructional intensive for the region’s best high school string quartets, culminating with a FREE public concert in the Organ Recital Hall at the University Center for the Arts. Prizes will be awarded.

As a component of the festival, CSU welcomes quartet-in-residence, the Borromeo String Quartet. The quartet will lead master classes for participating pre-college quartets throughout the final weekend of the spring session.

Eligibility: The festival is open to all quartets participating in the 8-week Pre-College String Quartet Program. High School quartets not participating in the 8-week program may apply to participate during the festival weekend. As part of the application process, please have a quartet movement prepared.


Ronald Francois

Professor of Music; Violin, Chamber Music; Coordinator of Strings Area

(970) 491-3160


April 10-11, 2020


Master Class for Select Pre-College Chamber Groups
Saturday, 10:30 a.m., UCA
FREE and open to public observation

Pre-college Chamber Music Festival Concert
Saturday, 3 p.m., UCA
FREE and open to the public

*Subject to change.