The Emerging Artists Quartet in Residence (EAQIR) is a professional development opportunity for a string quartet in the early stages of its career. Working alongside MICM Faculty in a mentored teaching program, the EAQIR receives guidance and gains experience coaching chamber music. The EAQIR participates fully in the Fellowship String Quartet Program, and additionally is featured in full-length concert on the Island Concert Series. The EAQIR receives a week-long paid residency engagement at the MacPhail Center for Music in the Fall. This residency includes collaboration with MacPhail programs to engage in the Twin Cities community and culminates with a full-length concert at MacPhail’s Antonello Hall.