Bachelor of Music in Strings Performance

String students at the University of Missouri study with world-class artist-faculty and perform in award-winning ensembles.

Strings in the University Philharmonic Orchestra

As a string player applying to the University of Missouri, you can look forward to an excellent musical experience at whatever level of commitment you wish to pursue. Whether as a performance or music education major, as a student working toward a BA in music in conjunction with another academic major, as a music minor, or as a non-major, you will have several ways to participate in musical studies and activities. The MU School of Music offers many opportunities to string students such as:

  • Individual lessons with actively performing artist-faculty including members of the renowned Esterhazy String Quartet
  • Large ensemble performing with the University Philharmonic Orchestra including touring and travel to regional and national conferences
  • Studio and chamber ensembles such as string quartets, piano trios, and the Mizzou Cello Choir
  • Master classes with world-class artists such as Paul Kantor, Ray Chen, Charles Castleman, Donald McInnes, Joel Krosnick, Peabody Trio, Aeolus Quartet, JACK Quartet, Tesla Quartet, and members of the St. Louis and Kansas City Symphonies
  • Invaluable hands-on teaching experience in a supervised atmosphere through the Missouri String Project
  • Student recitals and competitions for soloists and chamber ensembles
  • Career development training through the Arts Entrepreneurship Program
  • Paid teaching and performances through the Community Music Program and Hire-a-Musician program

Music scholarships, awarded by the MU School of Music, are available to talented freshmen and transfer students. These scholarship awards are based primarily on performance ability as demonstrated in an audition at a Mizzou Music Day. Music scholarships are directed at outstanding music and music education majors, but we do offer a small number of non-major scholarships awarded to highly talented performers.


Associate Professor, Cello
257 Fine Arts Building
Professor, Viola
Director of Missouri String Project
259 Fine Arts Building
Associate Professor, Violin
260 Fine Arts Building
Double Bass
336 Sinquefield Music Center
Professor, Violin
String Area Coordinator, Catherine P. Middlebush Chair in Fine Arts (2000-2005), Director of International Programs
264 Fine Arts Building