About the Specialization
Undergraduate students of violin, viola, cello and contrabass hone their skills through major lessons, string workshops and performance forums. Intensive ensemble work takes place in various chamber groups and conducted large ensembles, including the School’s principal conducted faculty-student group, The Ensemble at CalArts. The curriculum surveys Western classical music from the medieval to the modern, as well as contemporary styles, diverse musical cultures, improvisation, digital media and interdisciplinary performance. Classes in composition, creative skills and pedagogy are also incorporated.
All undergraduate string players are required to pass a Mid-Residence Recital and a Graduation Jury and Recital in order to obtain the degree.
Detailed curriculum and academic requirements can be found in the online course catalog.
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