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The Strings Area plays a vital role in the Music Department. It offers individual studio lessons in all standard and orchestral string instruments (violin, viola, cello, string bass, harp, classical guitar) taught by accomplished professional musicians. The string program also provides instruction in a variety of chamber ensembles as well as the symphony orchestra and chamber orchestra. Many of our string alumni received  scholarships to study at prestigious graduate music schools and conservatories in the United States and Europe. Several students won prizes at renowned string competitions, while others are currently holding teaching positions throughout the country and being elected to important leadership positions in the American String Teachers Association.  
Mihai Craioveanu, Professor of Music, Violin
Christopher Fashun,* Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Orchestras
Barbara Corbató, Instructor of Music, Viola
Alicia Eppinga, Instructor of Music, Cello
David Martin, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music, Guitar
Melissa Straus, Instructor of Music, Double Bass
Martha Waldvogel-Warren, Instructor of Music, Harp

* Head of the String Area


Interested students are encouraged to actively participate in all our string program activities and performances regardless their intended major.