Residencies & Lectures
Del Sol also serves as faculty artists in residence and visiting artists at music festivals, symposia, and educational institutions. Del Sol works in collaboration with institutions to create individualized programs tailored to their needs and interests.
The group has participated in the University of New Mexico’s Composer’s Symposium, the 2010 Pacific Rim Festival, co-sponsored by the University of California at Santa Cruz and Brandeis University, the Walden School’s Young Musicians Program in New Hampshire, the Lake Tahoe Music Festival Academy in California, and the Hot Springs Music Festival in Arkansas.
Del Sol also has performed and lectured as visiting artists and held short-term residencies at the Manhattan School of Music, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, University of California at Berkeley and at Santa Cruz, as well as Dartmouth College, Northeastern University, MIT, Brandeis, The Peabody Institute at John Hopkins University, and the University of New Mexico.
Del Sol also is engaged periodically as coaching faculty in sessions sponsored by the Chamber Musicians of Northern California at California State University, Hayward and at California State University, Fresno, both for pre- professional, collegiate students and for adult amateurs.
Lectures include topics such as:
-Making the Music: The Business Life of the Professional Musician
-The Power of Collaboration
-Healthy Body, Healthy Mind for the Working Musician
-New Music String Technique
-Keeping your Quartet Happy: Tips for Composing for String Quartet
Del Sol regularly invites its audiences to pre-concert lectures, explaining and illuminating the music being performed. The Quartet’s Home Season concert series always includes additional, free outreach events at local schools or other public venues.
The Quartet also has given lectures and performances by invitation from presenters such as the San Francisco Symphony Adventures in Music Series, San Francisco Libraries, Fremont Symphony Family Concert Series, Music at Kohl Mansion, Young Audiences of the Bay Area, American Composers Forum and San Francisco Performances, the City’s largest independent concert presenter.