Harlem Quartet workshop at Music Mountain

Harlem Quartet celebrates our 2024 Grammy

Grammy imageHarlem Quartet Workshop 2024 flyer with introduction letter

If you are interested in attending the workshop, please apply online.

Deadline April 30th. Extended deadline July 8th $85 late fee
Phone (201) 474-5945

Workshop Application for Individual String Player

Workshop Application for Individual Wind Player

Workshop Overview

July 22-27, 2024

For violin, viola, cello, clarinet, flute, and piano

age range 11 to 21

Please write to director Dr. ILMAR GAVILÁN at hqwmusicmountaindirector@gmail.com

Fee: $85 application fee, $1600 including tuition, room, and board

Final Concerts:

July 27, 2023 at 11am

Location:  Shiloh Chapel, 753 Burnt Meadow Rd, Hewitt, NJ 07421

Check in address:

The Lodge, 753 Burnt Meadow Rd, Hewitt, NJ 07421

Check-in    11:30am-12:30pm
Check-out  1:00pm-2:00pm

Intensive chamber music workshop focusing on:

  • Individual practice techniques to improve command of the instrument
  • Chamber music tools to improve group listening and communicative skills to achieve successful teamwork
  • Daily sight-reading gatherings and informal evening concerts to strengthen stage nerves
  • Introduction to jazz music performance
  • Recreational activities
  • Performance experience at a Final Concert

Guest Faculty: Ilmar Gavilan, Samantha Tomblin, Sunyoung Lee ( violin), Caeli Smith, Kikyeong Lee  (viola), Mira Kang, Seojin Yang (cello).


We accept online payments only. Please email  hqwmusicmountaindirector@gmail.com for instructions to pay with Zelle (preferred)

Please bring Linens, towels, blankets, and pillows.

July is generally hot; the evenings are generally somewhat cooler. That having been said, you should prepare for a wide eventuality of weather. It can get buggy, as well: both insect repellant and an adequate supply of long-sleeved clothing and pants are highly recommended. Also, definitely bring at least one pair of closed-toe shoes.


The Shiloh Lodge is your home away from home.Shiloh reservoir
Surrounded by mountains, streams, ponds, and the beautiful Shiloh landscape, you’ll be sure to love the view.

Office, Lobby Cafe, Dining
On the first level you will find the camp office where our staff is always ready to greet friends, both old and new. Take a time-out to relax in our comfortable lobby lounge while enjoying a hot cup of coffee or tea in the cafe. Also on this level is our commercial kitchen, buffet serving area, & spacious dining room where our guests come for all meals during their stay. Outdoor dining is available seasonally on the covered porch. Men’s & women’s restroom facilities are on this floor as well.

On the second level we offer five lodging dorms; 3 rooms with 10 twin beds, 2 rooms with 8 beds; holding 46 people total. There are two restroom and shower facilities in this area; each with 2 toilets, 3 sinks, & 3 showers with changing areas.
A small lounge area is centrally located to all these rooms for great fellowship opportunities. The dorms are a year-round facility and have heat in the winter, ceiling and window fans in the spring & fall, and air conditioning in the summer.

About the Workshop

For the last seventeen years, our quartet has traveled the world performing a variety of programs from the classical repertoire. Driven by a desire to expand our audiences and better connect with younger students, we began to incorporate jazz selections and interactive
presentations at schools.
Currently serving a visiting residency at London’s Royal College of Music and a full-time residency at Montclair
State University. Harlem Quartet has taught chamber music worldwide, most prominently at Música Mundi in
Belgium, Soweto Music Academy in South Africa, and several “El Sistema” youth orchestras throughout
Venezuela. Within the U.S., the Harlem Quartet has lead coachings at Brevard Summer Institute, Eastman
School of Music, Interlochen Arts Academy, and Walnut Hill School for the Arts.
This commitment to engaging young kids from diverse backgrounds in a meaningful way led to the creation of
the Harlem Quartet Workshop at Music Mountain.
Our vision for the workshop is to provide an inspiring space for a diverse group of participants to improve
individual and group techniques as well as develop the fundamental communicative and social skills essential
to succeed in any endeavor beyond music.
Please see the attached flier for more information on our summer workshop opportunities and feel free to
share it with any interested students.

The Location

The Lodge, 753 Burnt Meadow Rd, Hewitt, NJ 07421

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