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String Division - Graduate

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The Ohio University string faculty is dedicated to training highly motivated string players to take their place with technical skill, musicianship, musicality, and entrepreneurship in today's highly competitive music profession. Our faculty are committed to providing dedicated individual attention, tailored to each student's unique needs. Students have ample performance opportunities in ensembles such as Symphony Orchestra, Campus Orchestra, Chamber music ensembles, and New Music Ensemble. Regular master classes, visiting artists, solo competitions and performance laboratory opportunities are an integral part of the curriculum. Students also have the opportunity to gain teaching experience through Athens Community Music School and its satellite programs.

The string division faculty are internationally recognized performers, clinicians and pedagogues. Many of our alumni hold faculty positions at colleges and universities, perform in various orchestras, are orchestra directors in public and private schools, and serve as independent string teachers.


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For additional information regarding audition requirements, please contact the String Division Chair:

Jose Rocha
Assistant Professor of Instruction, Cello – Chair of String Pedagogy