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Music BM (Strings)

Bachelor of Music with a concentration in performance/strings

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About the Program

The Bachelor of Music with a concentration in performance/strings will teach you how to develop the skills, concepts and sensitivities that are essential to being a professional musician. Included are courses in music theory, aural skills, music history, conducting and applied study in your principal performing medium. String students at VCU are able to take advantage of a wide range of performance opportunities, ranging from weekly string masterclasses—an informal group forum on performance issues—to chamber music concerts and the VCU Opera Orchestra.

You’ll be taught by faculty who are leaders in their fields, and have regular access to acclaimed visiting artists who come here for concerts, masterclasses and clinics.

The Department of Music also offers a Bachelor of Music with a concentration in music education for students who wish to teach music. 

Some classes you might take in this major:

  • Introduction to World Musical Styles
  • Survey of the Music Industry
  • Conducting
  • Orchestra
  • Keyboard Skills

Our alumni are:

  • Solo and orchestral performers
  • Composers and arrangers
  • Band, orchestra and choir directors
  • Music entrepreneurs
  • Performing arts administrators
students playing strings instruments