A passion for education has been a cornerstone of the Tesla Quartet's mission since the group started in 2008. The Tesla Quartet offers a variety of programs for students and community members of all ages that are designed to inspire a love for music and a deeper understanding of the great works in the repertoire.

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University Programs

From master classes and student composition readings to audition preparation and career planning, the Tesla Quartet offers programs that address the diversity required of today's emerging artists.


K-12 Programs

We believe that music is a vital part of childhood development and critical thought. The Tesla Quartet provides a variety of performance and teaching activities for students at various levels of music education with the aim of fostering a love of creative expression.

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Community Programs

The Tesla Quartet loves getting off the stage and out into the community. From Lunch & Learn concerts to pop-up coffee shop performances and beer-brewing serenades, the quartet offers a variety of programs to enrich the cultural landscape of your community.


I am impressed with the group’s ability to both play and interact well with students. They used effective questioning, seemed to know what was developmentally appropriate for children in second grade, and reinforced great vocabulary. Oh, and they are amazing musicians as well!
— Dr. Jennifer Griffin, Principal, Oakwood Elementary School, Hickory, NC
I loved witnessing the diversity of experiences of professional classical musicians, looking at different avenues after graduation. Additionally, I have tremendously enjoyed being able to hear such an exceptional quality of music being performed here and being able to interact with the quartet members informally and as part of our academic courses.
— Undergraduate music student, Mount Allison University
Classroom visits have been incredibly useful this term, and the members of the quartet have been so generous with their feedback on student compositions-in-progress. The members of the quartet are able to work with students at their varied, individual levels of ability while at the same time pushing students toward greater musical excellence and creativity. My students have definitely produced stronger work than usual this year due, in large part, to the feedback and inspiration they have received from the quartet.
— Kevin Morse, Professor of Composition, Mount Allison University