Master of Music in Performance, Strings
The application deadline for most 2023-24 programs was December 1. See the Graduate Admissions page for specific degree application deadlines.
Designed for students seeking intensive study with a major artist-teacher and performance experience to develop into a highly qualified professional musician. Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree in music or its equivalent as well as substantial solo and ensemble repertoire. Students may elect to pursue a double-major in Performance & Chamber Music, which may be completed in two years.
The Master of Music in Performance: Strings requires a minimum of 30 credits. Coursework to include:
String Quartet (for violin, viola, cello) or Orchestral Repertory (for double bass)
Non-Performance SMTD electives
SMTD offers a wide variety of courses across all disciplines.
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.