The string program emphasizes your complete artistic, professional and personal development as a musician, addressing not only technical skills, but nurturing your creativity as well.

stringsHone your skills in various major ensembles and chamber groups as you learn from a world-class faculty, many of which are members of the GRAMMY Award-winning Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Our instructors are committed to preparing every musician to be successful in the highly competitive field of stringed instruments.

Our success stories include students winning positions in the Los Angeles, Houston, Indianapolis, Portland, Detroit, Naples, Syracuse, and Pittsburgh Symphonies. Also, our string alumni include educators throughout the country in the public and private schools, professors at major universities, recording technicians in award-winning studios, and studio artists in Nashville, New York and Los Angeles.

Graduate Students

We are proud to offer highly competitive Graduate Performance Awards and Assistantships that can cover up to 100% of tuition.


Aaron White, String Area Coordinator

Upcoming String Area Events

Visit our Calendar of Events to see our full list of concerts and recitals.