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The CSQ is not a part of a large corporation, entity, or gig booking company — all of the bookings and event details are coordinated directly with one of the quartet’s musicians. All of the members of the quartet are full-time public school orchestra/string teachers who have a passion for string teaching and playing. We enjoy making music together and providing our clients with beautiful music that will help create a memorable event.

 

We would like to provide you with an extremely personalized experience ensuring all details are tailored to your exact specifications. Please browse our website to read more about our qualifications, our services, our music, and testimonials from our clients. Feel free to contact us to inquire about booking your special day.

About Us

Sara Given, violin

 

Sara Given is the conductor of the Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestras Junior Strings. She also teaches middle and high school orchestra with the Hilliard City Schools, voted one of the "best communities for music education" by The National Association of Music Merchants. Previously, she served as Master Teacher for The Ohio University String Project, a program that provides string instrument instruction to underserved communities in Central Ohio.

As a frequent guest conductor and clinician, Sara has presented clinics for The National Association for Music Education, The American String Teachers Association, The Ohio Music Educators Association, and The Midwest String Teachers Workshop. Her work has been published in The Triad Journal for Music Education and Strings Magazine.

Sara is also a published humorist. Her book "Parenting is Easy," is available through Workman Publishing.

Gretchen Zunic, violin
 

Gretchen Zunic has over 20 year of string teaching experience and is currently a string specialist with the Upper Arlington City School District. She holds a B.M. from Bowling Green State University and a M.M. from The Ohio State University where she was recognized with the Outstanding Graduate Achievement Award. In 2002 she was a recipient of the Golden Apple Award for outstanding excellence in education from the Upper Arlington Schools. Bowling Green State University named her an Accomplished Graduate in 2008. She has performed with the Lima City Symphony and the Westerville Symphony Orchestras. She is Past President of the Ohio String Teachers' Association.

Erin Broadhurst, viola
 

Erin Yelton Broadhurst is an Orchestra Director for the Hilliard City School District, where she works with students in grades 7th-12th and maintains a private viola studio. Her performance experience includes previous membership in the Springfield Symphony, the Newark-Granville Symphony, Middletown Symphony and Sorg Opera Company.  Erin began her musical training with viola study in the Cincinnati area, earning a Bachelor of Music Education degree at Baldwin-Wallace College, then completing Masters degrees in both String Pedagogy and Viola Performance from the Ohio State University.  In 2003 she was chosen as the Ohio Orchestra & String Teachers Association’s Young Teacher of the Year and in 2014 she was designated a Master Teacher by the state of Ohio. Erin is a frequent clinician, presenting sessions at state and national conferences. 

Ed Zunic, cello

Ed Zunic, holds undergraduate (1989) and graduate (1995) degrees from Bowling Green State University. He has served as the OSTA Middle School Camp Director, OMEA Creative Events Chair, OMEA Orchestra Affairs Chair, and Upper Arlington High School music department chair. His past employment includes: Ector County Schools (TX), Lima City Schools (OH), and Newark City Schools (OH). Mr. Zunic is currently an OMEA Adjudicator, a middle school and high school orchestra director for the Upper Arlington Schools, the IB Music teacher for Upper Arlington High School, and a National Board Certification candidate. His awards include: “One of Five People to Watch” by the Upper Arlington News, OSTA “Public School Teacher of the Year”; and BGSU “Distinguished Graduate”. Mr. Zunic’s original compositions and arrangements: “Presto” from Moller’s String Quartet No. 6, “Festive Dance for String Orchestra”, “Una Noche Caliente,” and “Backyard Swing”; are published by Latham Music. He is a frequent guest conductor and orchestra clinician.

Mr. Zunic is the owner of EZ Music LLC and serves as the business manager for the CSQ.