Lessons are scheduled with the professor and meet weekly. These lessons focus on technique, style, & musicianship.
Meets every Monday afternoon from 3-4pm. Additional sectional, technique class, or viola quartet coaching meets every Friday from 3-4pm.
This program is a great way for musicians to work in small ensembles like trios, quartets, etc. These groups are often arranged by the professor. While some groups are comprised of one instrument, many others include a mixture of instruments.
The String Project is a unique program within ISU that allows string players to teach aspiring students. This program helps to strengthen educational foundations for the players and for the young teachers. These lessons and workshops focus on posture, note reading, technique & more. More information can be found on The String Project page.
The following suggestions are representative of acceptable repertoire for undergraduate admission auditions. You are NOT limited to what is listed. Students should not hesitate to use music similar in nature and difficulty.
Play at least two pieces or movements in different tempi, from contrasting style periods: baroque, classical, romantic, and 20th century.
Yearly artist-teacher guests including
Additional specialists in Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Suzuki Pedagogy, orchestral and chamber music studies.