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Strings, B.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
, IL,
The Strings programme offered by Roosevelt University prepares students with the training and background to succeed as a professional musicians. Students graduate with comprehensive musicianship skills, performance capability, analytic abilities and stylistic knowledge.


The purpose of the Strings programme offered by Roosevelt University is to prepare students for careers as a solo, chamber, and ensemble performers, and to routinize in students the habits consistent with success in the professional environment. The undergraduate program's objectives are to:

  • develop students' capabilities as performers, addressing technical proficiency, knowledge of history and practice specific to their instrument family, and broad awareness of musical styles and repertory;
  • develop students' musicianship through a comprehensive curriculum of written and aural skills, conducting, analysis, history, and literature;
  • train students to be effective musical collaborators through comprehensive experiences in large and small ensembles, performing music of all periods and genres (including new music and opera);
  • balance the focused music curriculum and support the student's intellectual interests with a wide choice of academic electives;
  • expose students to the entrepreneurial challenges and opportunities of a music career.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120-122 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Symphony Orchestra
  • The Vernacular Music of the United States
  • History of Western Music
  • Special Topics in Music Literature
  • Form and Analysis

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • For violin, viola, cello, and double bass, all repertoire composed unaccompanied must be played by memory. A score may be used for etudes or orchestral excerpts. It is strongly suggested that any repertoire composed with an accompaniment be performed with a piano accompaniment, but it is not required. The CCPA will not provide an accompanist, but applicants may bring their own if they wish.
  • Violin - One etude or caprice; one movement of a Bach Partita or Sonata for solo violin; a fast movement of a concerto.
  • Viola - An etude; one movement of an unaccompanied Bach piece; a fast movement of a concerto.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37836 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37836 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37836 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37836 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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