The invoke Quartet, our Young Professional String Quartet


The University of Texas Young Professional String Quartet program invites an extraordinary young string quartet to study for two years under the world-renowned Miró Quartet at the Butler School of Music. The program guides and challenges future professional string quartets through performance opportunities, private instruction, and rigorous training. The groups are encouraged to remain competitive while still engaging with the community through concerts, education, outreach, and other artistic collaboration. Thanks to the generosity of Carolyn and Marc Seriff, the Seriff Young Professional String Quartet Endowment was established in Spring 2017. Please join us in making a gift today to support this critical program at the Butler School of Music.


Each fall and spring semester, the University of Texas launches several HornRaiser campaigns. HornRaiser is UT’s official crowdfunding platform, and it’s a great online tool to help students, faculty members and staff raise money for everything from research projects to class trips, uniforms and competitions. Groups are given the technology, taught how to use it, and then raise funds from their own network.

This spring, we’re excited to announce our current Young Professional String Quartet invoke has been approved to host their own HornRaiser campaign. The project is titled “Bloodthirsty Fiends” and is a collaboration with the Theatre and Dance department. The work showcases extensive puppetry design and creative narrative styles. It will be showcased during the Cohen New Works Festival at UT Austin in April 2017.

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