Drawing by Fayfay Sheng

Residencies

Residency activity is vital to the artistic life and mission of the PRISM Quartet. It enables the ensemble to reach significantly broader and more diverse audiences, and contributes to the public’s understanding and appreciation of new music.

Member of the PRISM Quartet serve on the faculties of four of the nation’s leading universities: University of Michigan, Northwestern University, University of Missouri – Kansas City, and Temple University. They bring decades of pedagogical experience to the PRISM Quartet’s residency work, covering an enormous range of musical topics.

PRISM offers residency programs under the umbrella of its newly launched PRISM Quartet Institute, with the goal of enriching the cultural landscapes and serving student/emerging artists in host communities. Services are tailored to the needs and resources of the presenting/educational institutions and their constituents.

The PRISM Quartet maintains its own residency programs in Philadelphia, SE Michigan, and New York City and serves as artists-in-residence for the Interlochen Center for the Arts’ annual High School Saxophone Institute. PRISM has presented residency services at notable institutions nationwide, including the Curtis Institute of Music; the Eastman School of Music; Ithaca College; North Carolina School of the Arts; Oberlin Conservatory; Visiting Artists Series (Davenport); Pabst Theater (Milwaukee); the Fischoff National Chamber Music Association; The Walden School; Princeton, Arizona State, Brandeis, Brigham Young, Purdue, Georgia Southern universities; and the universities of Vermont, Illinois, and Southern California. PRISM has also presented residency programs on international tours throughout China, Russia, and Latin America.