• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #1262 (BCR) Fort Worth, TX, United States
Take your musical talent to the highest level with a degree in Strings from Texas Christian University.The curriculum encompasses studio instruction, orchestral performance, chamber music study, instrumental pedagogy and several areas of special interest.
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At Texas Christian University we offer a world-class education from a faculty comprising nationally and internationally recognized musicians in violin, viola, cello, bass, harp and guitar.

Texas Christian University  is home to several important string-related festivals and workshops: Chamber Music Roundup festival and Intensive String Quartet Workshop for advanced students, CelloFest, BassFest, Harp Workshop and TCU Summer String Workshop. 

These programs offer our students opportunities to work and perform with some of the best professional musicians in the world.

There are many performance opportunities at TCU. You’ll take part in solo recitals, concerts by the TCU Symphony, chamber music ensemble concerts, New Music Ensemble recitals, Collegium ensemble performances, opera productions and many others.

Career Prospects

Many career options are possible upon graduation from Strings program. You’ll find our School of Music alumni in Dallas-Fort Worth area’s orchestras, in teaching positions, or leading community outreach programs like the B Sharp Foundation in Fort Worth even establishing their own music businesses and conservatories.

Our alumni enjoy solo careers, leading sections of professional orchestras, touring with chamber music groups, and teaching all across the United States and internationally.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    124 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ear Training
  • Form and Analysis
  • Fundamentals of Electro-Acoustic Music
  • Chamber Music
  • Modal Counterpoint

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Application
  • Application Fee
  • Official High School Transcript
  • Essay
  • Counselor Evaluation/Recommendation
  • Teacher Evaluation/Recommendation
  • SAT or ACT Scores (optional)
  • English Proficiency (International Applicants Only)
  • Official College Transcripts
  • Early Decision Agreement (Early Decision Applicants Only)
  • Optional Application Materials

Tuition Fee

  • International

    51570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51570 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    51570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51570 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fort Worth

  • 1071 - 1680 USD/month
    Living Costs

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