Summer Chamber Music Teaching Assistantship

The Tetra String Quartet has two summer workshops in the Phoenix area, and we are looking for two teaching assistants to join our chamber music faculty! This mentorship opportunity is open to students currently pursuing undergraduate degrees in music education or performance (in violin, viola, or cello).

Our first workshop is in Tempe from June 21-30 (excluding Sunday) and our second workshop is in Scottsdale from July 12-21 (excluding Sunday). We meet from 9am-1pm each day. We are interested in hiring one teaching assistant per camp (it is possible to apply for both). Duties will include helping chamber music groups rehearse, participating in group activities, and assisting with small organizational tasks. Compensation is $500 for the 9 days. 

When and Where

June 21-30 (excluding Sunday) from 9am-1pm
Holy Spirit Catholic Church 1800 East Libra Dr., Tempe, AZ 85283
Faculty Concert is June 26 at 7:30pm and Final concert is June 30 at 10am 

July 12-21 (excluding Sunday) from 9am-1pm
Saint Maria Goretti Church6261 North Granite Reef Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Faculty Concert is July 21 at 7:30pm and Final concert is July 17 at 10am 


  • Must be currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Music Education or Music Performance 
  • Primary instrument must be violin, viola, or cello
  • Teaching experience/working with children
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Enthusiasm and flexibility 

Application Requirements:

  • Complete and submit online application by April 2nd.
  • One letter of recommendation from someone familiar with your playing, teaching experience, or previous employment. Letters must be sent from the email address of your recommender to tetrastringquartet@gmail.com by April 2nd
  • Submit a video including one 3 octave scale of your choice and 2-3 minutes of a solo that best represents your playing ability (see application for instructions). 
  • Your application will not be complete until we have received all materials.