Bachelor of Music in Performance, Strings
Designed for students who wish to pursue a career in performance (including orchestral playing) or teaching. Those who wish to teach in elementary or secondary schools should pursue a curriculum within the Department of Music Education. Applicants should have several years of study on their primary instrument. Experience in orchestral and chamber music is recommended.
The Bachelor of Music in Performance: Strings requires a minimum of 120 credits: coursework is 75% within SMTD and 25% within the liberal arts. SMTD coursework to include:
- Private lessons
- Music Theory
- Ensemble participation
Degree requirements and term-by-term layout for current students.
From large ensembles in celebrated concert halls to chamber groups in intimate recital spaces, performance opportunities across all disciplines abound, with nearly 900 student performances each academic year. Whether your focus is on early, classical, or contemporary music, whether your passion is for jazz, electronic, or world music, there is an ensemble—or in many cases, multiple ensembles—to suit your interests.