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)
  • 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 Course Catalog

Strings & Harp Department Chair

Nicholas Mann

Success Stories

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  • Mar 26, 2022 Composition, Jazz, Strings, Vocal Arts
    More than 30 MSM alumni and faculty members nominated for 2022 GRAMMY Awards
  • Feb 21, 2022 Strings
    MSM alumnus Giovanni Andrea Zanon (MM ’16) featured in closing ceremonies for the 2022 Winter Olympics
  • Feb 8, 2022 Strings
    MSM student violinist Jisun Kim (MM ’23) featured in The Strad for performance during Lunar New Year concert series

“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)