CSQ Educational Programs Overview

  • 150,000 students nationwide
  • 30,000 Bay Area Students
  • 16 newly commissioned works
  • 400 Bay Area school visits
  • 2,500 U.S. and International visits
  • California Arts Council Exemplary Educator Award
  • WQXR Robert Sherman Award for Music Education in New York
  • 4 National Endowment for the Arts Awards

Call & Response

  • What is Call & Response? coming soon
  • History of Call & Response: Over the last 16 years, the Cypress String Quartet has reached over 30,000 students in the San Francisco Bay Area through its annual Call & Response presentations.
  • Reaching Public and Private Schools: coming soon
  • Suggest a School: Know a program in need? Want to suggest a teacher and schoool who could be an enthusiastic new educational partner? Email to share your ideas with us.
  • Call & Response School Partners 2016: coming soon
  • School Partners 2000-2015
  • San Francisco: Balboa High School, Community Music Center, French American International School, KIPP Bayview Academy, Lincoln High School, Lowell High School, Lycée Française La Perouse, Mission High School, Out-of-Site Afterschool Program, Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory, School of the Arts, Thurgood Marshall Academic High School, University High School, Washington High School
  • North Bay: Mill Valley High School, Tamalpais High School, Novato Charter School, San Domenico School, Davidson Middle School, Enriching Lives Through Music (E.L.M.), Marin Academy, Miller Creek Middle School
  • East Bay: Berkeley High School, Longfellow Middle School, Homestead High School, Monta Vista High School, Corpus Christi School, Edna Brewer idle School, Holy Names University Youth Orchestra, Montera Middle School, Roosevelt Middle School, Thornhill Elementary School, Westlake Middle School, Piedmont Middle School
  • Peninsula: Terman Middle School, Menlo School, Nueva School, Independence High School, Leland High School, Lincoln High School, Lynbrook High School, Piedmont Hills High School, Aragon High School, Wilcox High School, Saratoga High School
  • Call & Response Commissions

    Over the past 16 years, the Cypress String Quartet has commissioned 16 new works as part of Call & Response program.

    • 2000—Dan Coleman | quartetto ricercare
    • 2001—Anna Weesner | Flux
    • 2002—Benjamin Lees | String Quartet No. 5
    • 2003—Jennifer Higdon | Impressions
    • 2004—Jeffery Cotton | String Quartet No. 1
    • 2005—Elena Ruehr | String Quartet No. 4
    • 2006—George Tsontakis | String Quartet No. 5
    • 2007—Daniel Asia | String Quartet No.3
    • 2008—Kurt Rhode | Gravities
    • 2009—Kevin Puts | Lento Assai
    • 2010—Elena Ruehr | Bel Canto
    • 2011—Jeffery Cotton | Serenade
    • 2012—Philippe Hersant | String Quartet No. 3
    • 2013—Jennifer Higdon | In the Shadow of Sirius
    • 2014—George Tsontakis | String Quartet No. 6
    • 2015—Philippe Hersant | String Quartet No.4 The Starry Sky