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Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music

» BM in Performance—Strings

The Bachelor of Music in Strings Performance is an intensive performance degree emphasizing classical training for solo, chamber, and orchestral experience. 

Instrumental students of the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music have many performance opportunities, including three large ensembles (The Chapman Orchestra, University Wind Symphony, and the Chapman Big Band) and many small ensembles encompassing new music, percussion, strings, winds, brass, early music, jazz, and pep band.

There is no system of seniority in our music ensembles: students are selected and seated based on their talent and level of commitment, which means a first-year student has opportunities equal to any other student to participate. 

Chapman Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music faculty hold prominent positions in major ensembles across Southern California, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Opera and Chamber Orchestra, to name a few. Our faculty have earned degrees at the Curtis Institute of Music, The Juilliard School, UCLA, The Cleveland Institute of Music, USC, and together bring a wealth of knowledge and experience unparalleled in Southern California. With a student body of 225 majors and a faculty ratio of 1:14, Chapman’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music provides students with personalized education and direct contact with faculty, without substitutions or teaching assistants.

Prospective conservatory students may take a complimentary half-hour lesson with one of our applied instructors. Please contact Professor William Fitzpatrick to make arrangements for a lesson.

We welcome your interest in our program and look forward to helping you turn your passion into profession!

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Program Info & Trial Lessons:
William Fitzpatrick
Director of String Studies

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