Bachelor of Music in Performance: Strings

Department of 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
  • Musicology
  • Ensemble participation
  • Piano

Degree requirements and term-by-term layout for current students.

Audition & Interview Dates

How To Apply

Applicants must:

  • Apply to U-M via the Common Application or Coalition Application (current U-M students should use the Cross-Campus Transfer Application) by December 1
  • Submit an SMTD Artistic Profile by December 1 for a live audition
    • submit by January 15 for a recorded audition
  • Have all supplemental materials sent to the U-M Office of Undergraduate Admissions

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