Brooklyn Rider came to give a concert at the Pablo Center, and it became an opportunity for the Cohen Quartet to receive a master class with one of the top string quartets in the country. Rider, based out of New York City, is known for its unusual and contemporary repertoire. They were selected by Philip Glass to record his complete set of string quartets. This master class was a valuable opportunity for the students of the Cohen Quartet to learn from professionals in the field. The members of the Cohen Quartet (who receive full in-state tuition scholarships) rehearse multiple times every week and give a full-length concert every semester.