EDUCATION AND WORKSHOPS
As dedicated advocates for contemporary vocal arts and concert repertoire, Quince has developed and executed many successful education workshops and projects in conjunction with universities, high schools, and independent arts organizations.
Ask about our educational offerings as independent events or in conjunction with public performances:
Workshops and masterclasses for singers on contemporary vocal repertoire and techniques
Talks on arts entrepreneurship
Residencies with composers resulting in public performances of their work
Custom educational programs to fit your curriculum needs
Adult workshops with emphasis on vocal improvisation and graphic notation
"Quince Ensemble led the first of its kind residency for Nebraska musicians which brought great depth and excitement to students, educators and audience members. Quince is leading the way in cultivating their shared voices through their artistry, compositions, choices of repertoire, and composers. Quince's commitment to the relevant artistry reaches engaged, riveting audiences and is a musical game changer for arts education and the arts!"
-Stacie Haneline of Vesper Series in Omaha, NE
"Working with the artists in that informal setting was so enjoyable. And definitely eye-opening to a mostly instrumental musician like me. What a great idea to have it!"
-Bob Zagozda, Adult student on vocal improvisation in Omaha, NE
Left to right: Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, Carrie Henneman Shaw,
Kayleigh Butcher, and Liz Pearse
PRESS AND IMAGES
"Judging by the evidence here, Quince Ensemble is the Anonymous 4 of new music. They have a clear mission (in this case, commissioning, performing and advocating new and experimental work), superb blend, great versatility and a general fearlessness of approach. It’s hard to imagine that the fresh, daring, often forbiddingly difficult works on this disc could be performed any better."
“Make no mistake, this is not your average vocal quartet. They specialize in contemporary vocal techniques and continually offer expert performance of some of the most challenging, varied, and fascinating repertoire ever created for the human voice. It’s all but guaranteed that their seemingly limitless voices will shock you, impress you, please you, and entertain you”
"Over the years, the ensemble's rapport has grown to almost telepathic levels."
"The formidable individual talents of the quartet’s singers belie their strength and blend as a chamber ensemble. Yet each musician retains her unique vocal qualities, making “Realign the Time” a very personable and intimate recording."
[Review of the concert - Philip Glass: Music with Friends]
"What's thought of as a boundless, continuous expanse..." for five sopranos and 15-channel, 1-bit electronics...the piece blew me away. Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble was wonderful. I've never heard anything like this."
"The mellifluous harmonies of the female quartet, Quince Ensemble, provided commentary and vocal interest."
-Gerald Fisher, Chicago Classical Review
"As the evening progressed and Quince sang wonder after wonder, the audience awaited each of them with Pavlovian anticipation."
- David St.-Lascaux, The Brooklyn Rail
CURRENT PROGRAM OFFERINGS
Workshop at Connecticut College in New London, CT
with Wendy Moy, CC choral director (far right)
Masterclass at Linfield College with Liz Pearse coaching Mihretabe (undergraduate) on Caro mio ben
Free Adult Workshop on improvisation with the voice with Vesper Concert Series in Omaha, NE
Digital Press Kit
Contemporary vocal chamber music for the 21st century
Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, Liz Pearse, Carrie Henneman Shaw
"Quince Ensemble is the Anonymous 4 of new music."
- Joshua Rosenblum, Opera News
Kayleigh Butcher, director:
Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, development:
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