As a string student, you will have the opportunity to work closely with faculty to develop a study program that takes advantage of all the opportunities at Bucknell. Students can hone their skills as a performer while still being able to conduct research, study to be an arts administrator, a music educator, or a composer. Education at Bucknell is based on a strong liberal arts foundation, and the string faculty encourages all students to reach their academic goals while pursuing their passion for music.
String students at Bucknell participate in the Orchestra and Chamber Music. Directed by Professor Christopher Para, the Orchestra performs a variety of music. Recent concerts have included a world premiere with Bucknell's Laptop Ensemble, performances highlighting women composers, and the introduction of lesser known orchestral works from Asia.
We are fortunate to have world class artists visit campus to collaborate with Bucknell students. Recent chamber ensembles that have performed and taught masterclasses at Bucknell are the Turtle Island Quartet, Cello/bass duo-Low and Lower, Parker Quartet, and the Mivos Quartet-who specialize in performing and commissioning contemporary compositions.