Majors & Concentrations

Master of Music in Chamber Music: Strings

Department of Chamber Music, Department of Strings

Designed for students seeking intensive and specialized professional training in chamber music (available in violin, viola, cello, and double bass). Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree in music or its equivalent, along with substantial solo and ensemble repertoire.


The Master’s of Music in Chamber Music: Strings requires a minimum of 30 credits. Coursework to include:

  • Private lessons
  • Ensemble participation
  • Non-performance SMTD electives
Final Project

Presentation of a recital to include two major chamber works, including at least one string quartet (excluding double bassists), as well as one concerted sonata for the major instrument and piano.

Students may elect to pursue a double-major in Chamber Music & Performance, which may be completed in two years.

Audition & Interview Dates

For requirement details, please see the Degree Requirements and Term-by-Term Layout for Current Students.

How To Apply

Applicants must:

  • Apply to U-M via the SMTD Graduate Application by December 1
  • Submit an SMTD Artistic Profile by December 1 for a live audition
  • Have all supplemental materials sent to SMTD

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Chamber Music
Matthew Albert chair, violin/viola

Richard Aaron cello
Danielle Belen violin
Aaron Berofsky violin
Caroline Coade viola
Maximilian Dimoff double bass
Amir Eldan cello
David Halen violin
Joan Raeburn Holland harp
Andrew W. Jennings violin
Fabiola Kim violin
Yizhak Schotten viola
Kathryn Votapek violin & chamber music