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In-School Quartet Demos

Each demo is tied to the curriculum. Student/Teacher Supplements specific to your demo and additional pre-demo workbooks, and powerpoints for each demo are available hereDemos are not available on Mondays. Per diem and mileage fees apply for visits outside Pulaski County. 30 minute duration.

All Demos are interactive

PRICE: $90 each or 3 for $200 - 100 person limit.

Demo Add-Ons

Instrument Petting Zoo (Best for grades 2-8) Add an instrument petting zoo to any demo and give each of your students the chance to touch and play a violin, viola, and cello with the guidance of a quartet member. This hands-on experience will be the highlight of the day!

"Recorder Karate" Student Recital (Best for grades 2-5) Students perform selected pieces from "Recorder Karate" with the string quartet in a mini recital! This recital can be added to any demo. Songs include: Hot Cross Buns, Merrily We Roll Along, It's Raining, Old MacDonald, Twinkle, Twinkle, Ode to Joy 1, When the Saints Go Marching In, Amazing Grace, Ode to Joy.

ADD-ON PRICE: Either add-on can be added for $35, are 15 minutes long. Approximately 100 person limit.


Call or email Leanne Day-Simpson at (501)666-1761, ext. 128 or 

Meet the String Family (Quapaw Quartet)

See the string family come to life! As each member of the string family is introduced, your students will discover new musical terms and concepts, such as solo, duo, trio, melody and accompaniment. The quartet will also lead interactive activities to enhance what your students have just learned. Download supplements.


Haydn - "Emperor" Quartet
Ives - Quartet
Lutoslawski - Quartet
Bartok - Quartet No. 6
Beethoven - Quartet, Op. 130
Tchaikovskky - Quartet No. 1

Find Your Musical Roots (Quapaw Quartet)

Travel with the string quartet to discover diverse music all found within the United States. What is American music? What can music teach us about cultural identity in our own country? How is music related to historical events? Students will learn how music of various geographical regions of the United States reflects the culture of the people who have lived there. Download supplements.


Joplin - Rag
Florence Price - Folksongs in Counterpoint
Copland  - Hoedown
Ives - String Quartet No. 1
Novacek - Rags for String Quartet

Grab Your Passport! (Rockefeller Quartet)

Nationalist Music of the Western World

Experience a musical journey through Europe and the United States via works written by composers living in the late 19th and 20th centuries. The selections include those written specifically to inspire nationalism in a time when the Western World was coming of age. Learn about the countries' flags, history, geography, and music. Download supplements.


Dvorak - "American" Quartet
Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker
Tchaikovsky - Quartet, Op. 11
Elgar - Pomp and Circumstance
Debussy - Clair de Lune
Turina - Prayer of the Bullfighter
Bizet - Carmen
Puccini - O Mio Babbio Caro
Brahms - Quartet No. 2

The Math Behind the Music (Rockefeller Quartet)

Students will participate interactively with string quartet musicians in discovering mathematical concepts embedded in the music of some of history's greatest composers. Some concepts covered will be rhythm, pitch, intervals, and meter. Download supplements.


Haydn - Quinten Quartet
Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker
Webern - String Quartet
Sousa - Stars and Stripes March
Beethoven - Quartet, Op. 56
Ravel - Quartet

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