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Performance and analysis of "American Quartet" to be presented at annual forum

Washburn University student Samantha Silver, of McPherson, will join fellow member of the Fetter String Quartet in a performance at The Washburn Apeiron: A Forum of Student Research, Scholarship and Creativity on Friday, April 18.

Silver is a junior and is pursuing a bachelor of music degree, with a concentration in music education.

The quartet will examine the second movement of Dvorak's String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, opus 96, also known as "American Quartet," to determine the allusions to Native American culture in the work and how the composer's Slavic background affected his method in composing the quartet.

The Apeiron allows students from all disciplines to present their work in an environment that closely resembles the professional conferences and performance venues of their chosen area of study.  Seventy-one students are participating in the forum and entries include poster presentations, oral presentations, exhibitions and performances. To learn more, please visit   


Dena Anson, university relations, 785.670.1711