Master of Music in String Performance

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Program Overview

Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s string performance graduate program prepares students for vibrant careers in music through specialized performance and audition training, a broad range of opportunities to perform publicly and refine musicianship, and focused studies in career building and entrepreneurship.

Performance opportunities are plentiful at the Conservatory. In addition to solo and studio recitals, string graduate students participate and act as leaders in a number of Boston Conservatory ensemble groups, such as Boston Conservatory Orchestra. The variety of ensembles at both the Conservatory and Berklee provides a unique opportunity for students to become familiar with numerous musical genres and styles. In order to replicate the pacing and structure of a professional music company, students rehearse and perform with various ensembles each semester, including symphonic orchestras, chamber ensembles, string quartets, contemporary ensembles, and pit orchestras for dance, opera, and theater productions.

Throughout the program, students work closely with esteemed faculty members in private lessons to hone their artistic voice and build their technical skills. In order to achieve professional readiness by the end of the program, students will expand their audition and performance repertoire, compile professional materials, and begin to articulate their career goals. Meanwhile, students have regular exposure to high-profile artists who visit campus as part of the school’s revered Chamber Music Series, or who are in Boston to perform with the nearby Boston Symphony Orchestra. These guest artists give master classes to Conservatory string students that offer supplemental artistic guidance and career advice.

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