Strings & Harp

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A program that develops skilled performers, familiar with solo, ensemble, and orchestral literature; taught by seasoned professionals.

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor of Music (BM)
  • Master of Music (MM)
  • Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

Other Studies

  • Professional Studies Certificate (PS) – one year
  • Professional Performance Diploma (PPD) – two year
  • Artist Diploma (AD)

String Majors

  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Double Bass
  • Harp


Audition & Prescreening Information

Procedures By Instrument Type

Handbook for Current Students

Strings Department Handbook

Plan of Study & Course Descriptions

Plan of Study: Strings & Harp
MSM Academic Catalog

Strings & Harp Department Chair

Nicholas Mann

Success Stories

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  • Nov 7, 2023 Strings
    MSM alumnus cellist Niles Luther (BM ’20) is Composer-in-Residence at the Brooklyn Museum
  • Oct 20, 2023 Strings
    Six MSM alumni and students are featured in the Sphinx Virtuosi concert at Carnegie Hall
  • Oct 19, 2023 Strings
    MSM faculty member violinist Ilmar Gavilán is featured in a Tucson Symphony Orchestra performances October 28 and 29

“Since entering MSM as a five-year-old Precollege student to present as a college senior, MSM continues to enrich my study of classical cello, and my journey in life.”

Cello (BM '17)

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