To lead a successful career, string players must be versatile artists equipped with the skills and creativity needed to pave their own paths. That’s why Boston Conservatory at Berklee is taking a fresh approach to string performance training—one that celebrates new music, explores a wide range of styles and techniques, encourages collaboration, and inspires an entrepreneurial spirit.


  • B.M.
    Bachelor of Music in String Performance
    Four-Year Program
  • M.M.
    Master of Music in String Performance
    Two-Year Program
  • P.S.C.
    Professional Studies Certificate in String Performance
    One-Year Program
  • A.D.
    Artist Diploma in String Performance
    Two-Year Program
  • G.P.D.
    Graduate Performance Diploma in String Performance
    Two-Year Program

Areas of Focus

Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass

WATCH: Andrés Celis, B.M. '25, Grace Fairweather, M.M. '22, Nicholas Johnson, M.M. '20, G.P.D. '22, and Elaina Spiro, B.M. '24 from BoCoCelli perform "Daan" by Michael Begay at Power Station at BerkleeNYC.

Alumni Story

Signaling Change at the Podium

Alum Jonathon Heyward makes history as Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s first music director of color.

By the Numbers

  • 15 world-class faculty members
  • 39 undergraduate students
  • 42 graduate students

Faculty Spotlight

Preparing the Next Generation of Performers

Professor of Cello Rhonda Rider shares how she uses her extensive performance experience to open her students’ minds and sharpen their musical instincts.

WATCH: Davi-Ellen and Bruce Chabner Scholar Gioia Gedicks (B.M. '21, violin) performs the final movement of Bach's Partita No. 3 in E Major for solo violin, in Boston Conservatory's Houston Hall.