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Strings Resources

Career Paths

  • Performance – solo, chamber music, orchestral, various diverse styles, new music
  • University professorships
  • Teaching in secondary schools
  • Private studio teaching
  • Music Festival teaching, administration
  • Diverse musical career that incorporates all facets of musical life, enhanced and made possible by entrepreneurial skills developed at FSU
  • Highlight graduates here (teaching and performing placements, interesting entrepreneurial endeavors, etc)

Engaged Learning & Learning Opportunities

  • Weekly Studio Class and Performance Seminars
  • Chamber Music Coachings and Performances
  • Orchestral Training and Performances
    • Collegial environment, leadership opportunities, diverse repertoire, learning how to be a professional in a supportive environment
    • Variety of orchestral experiences and opportunities:
      • University Symphony Orchestra
      • University Philharmonia
      • University Sinfonia (non-majors)
      • Opera Orchestra
      • Chamber Orchestra
      • Polymorphia (new music)
  • Applied teaching and chamber music coaching for graduate students
  • Hands-on experience to teach and coach talented undergraduate students with faculty guidance and mentorship
  • Interacting with inspiring guest artists
    • Performances
    • Master classes
    • Seminars
  • FSU Young Artists Concerto Competition
  • FSU Doctoral Concerto Competition
  • FSU Solo Violin Competition
  • Carnegie Hall Performance Series Showcase at Weill Recital Hall
  • FSU New Music Festival

Knowledge in Practice & How We Serve

  • Tallahassee Youth Orchestras – teaching opportunities
  • FSU Summer Music Camps – teaching and networking opportunities
  • Outreach chamber music performances in Tallahassee and North Florida communities
  • American String Teachers Association
  • Music Teachers National Association
  • Students are selected to participate in some of the most highly regarded summer music festivals around the world:
    • Aspen Music Festival, Brevard Music Center, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, Chautauqua Institution School of Music, National Repertory Orchestra, Luby Violin Symposium, Brancaleoni International Music Festival, Domaine Forget de Charlevoix, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Bang on a Can, among others
  • Students regularly win contracts and positions in local and regional orchestras:
  • Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Gulf Coast, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and others

Recent Guests & Masterclasses

The College of Music and the String area regularly host leading performers and teachers as guest presenters. Recent guests have included:

  • New Zealand Quartet
  • Badke Quartet
  • Joshua Bell
  • Roberto Diaz
  • eighth blackbird
  • Lynn Harrell
  • Jupiter Quartet
  • Yo-Yo Ma
  • Patricia McClarty
  • Itzhak Perlman
  • Gil Shaham
  • Turtle Island String Quartet