Strings & Harp

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

NOTE: Artist Diploma (AD) applications will not be considered for the 2021 application year.

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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  • Jul 1, 2021 Strings
    National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) names cellist John-Henry Crawford (AD ’20) as its 2021-2023 Young Artist in Strings
  • Jun 29, 2021 Strings
    Daphna Sadeh-Neu (BM ’89, Classical Double Bass) releases EP “Magic of the Moment” on 33Jazz records
  • Jun 18, 2021 Jazz, Strings
    MSM students Teagan Faran (MM ’22) and Zoe Molelekwa (BM ’24) named OneBeat Fellows

“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)