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Students are prepared for modern, multifaceted professional careers as performers and/or teachers of chamber ensemble, orchestral, and solo repertory. The program offers a thorough grounding in instrumental technique and repertory, and broad and continuous experience in performance.

Performance Opportunities

Milwaukee and the surrounding area are home to many orchestras: the internationally acclaimed Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Milwaukee Ballet, the Florentine Opera, as well as the Racine, Waukesha, Kenosha and Sheboygan Symphony Orchestras. Opportunities abound for qualified string players who want to audition for these performing arts organizations.

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Curriculum below is approved for students currently enrolled in the respective program, depending upon original date of declaration. Future adjustments for new/incoming students will be posted by Fall Semester. After reviewing, please connect with our advising office to start planning your degree path today!

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) - Music Performance: Strings

A successful audition is required prior to entry into the program. View the department requirements on the admission page for more information.

University Core 45 Credits
Competencies (more info)
English Parts A & B *
Math Parts A & B *
Foreign Language *
General Education Requirements (more info)
Humanities 6
Social Science 6
Natural Science (1 course with lab) 6
Cultural Diversity *
MUSIC 310 (OWC-B) 3
Peck School of the Arts (3 arts areas outside department) 9
General (outside Peck School of the Arts) 12
General (outside department) 3
*credit may be utilized in required curriculum areas


Degree Curriculum 85 Credits
MUSIC 182 Orchestra 8
MUSPERF 142 Viola (*violin majors only) 1
MUSICPERF 3XX or 4XX Lessons in Principal Instrument 16
MUSIC 353 Conducting 2
MUSIC 361-370 or 561 (Chamber Music Ensemble) 3
MUSIC 447 String Pedagogy 2
MUSIC 561 Advanced Ensembles 3
MUSICPERF 5XX Master Class in Principal Instrument ???
MUSIC 659 Junior Recital 0
MUSIC 660 Senior Recital 2
Convocation (6 sem. MUSIC 106, MUSIC 107) 0
Music Theory
MUSIC 123 Aural Theory I 1
MUSIC 124 Aural Theory II 1
MUSIC 127 Materials of Theory I 2
MUSIC 128 Materials of Theory II 3
MUSIC 225 Materials of Theory III (QL-B) 3
MUSIC 226 Aural Theory III 1
MUSIC 230 Form Analysis 3
Music History
MUSIC 211 General History of Western Music I 3
MUSIC 212 General History of Western Music II 3
MUSIC 307 General History of Western Music III 3
Music Theory Electives
(Choose from below) 3
MUSIC 220 Intro to Computers & Music
MUSIC 321 Counterpoint
MUSIC 323 Instrumentation
MUSIC 327 Analog & Digital Synthesis I
MUSIC 328 Digital Synthesis & Systems II
MUSIC 420 Advanced Computers & Music
MUSIC 421 Materials of Contemporary Music
MUSIC 680 Special Studies in Music Theory
Music History Electives
(Choose from below) 3
MUSIC 303 Jazz History
MUSIC 308 Selected Topics in Music History & Literature
MUSIC 311 Music of the Baroque Era
MUSIC 312 Music of the Classical Era
MUSIC 313 Music of the Romantic Era
MUSIC 314 Music Since 1900
MUSIC 611 Music of the Medieval Era
MUSIC 612 Music of the Renaissance & Early Modern Era
Music Electives (Choose from Music class listings in consultation with advisor) 14
General Electives 5


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Alicia Storin

Chamber Music Certificate | 2013

“We can read history books, but the closest we can get to experiencing it would be from a composition of that time or a novel written in a particular era. It’s a personified action of what happened at that point in history and given to us in a nutshell." -Alicia Storin, founding member of the Cadance Collective and Riso Quartet


Arts Administration
Artist Management
Concert Production
Ensemble Administration
Foundation Administration
Marketing & Sales
Music Licensing
Music Store Owner
Outreach/Educational Programming
Record Label Administration
University Administration

Composition & Technology
Audio Software Design & Programming
Commercial Music
Contemporary Music Composition
Film, Television, Game Scoring, & Sound Design
Music Engraving
Private Instruction
Radio Broadcasting
Recording Engineering & Mastering
Technology Integration
University Teaching

History & Literature
University Teaching
Writing & Journalism

Music Education
Choral Music Educator
Education Consulting
Education Director
General Music (K-12)
Instrumental Music Educator
Music Publishing
Music Therapist
Orchestral Conductor
Private Studio Teacher
Suzuki Instructor
University Teaching

Chamber Music
Collaborative Piano
Early Music
Musical Theatre
Opera Singer
Orchestral & Wind Ensemble
Recording Artist
Studio Musician
Woodwind Doubling


Dedicated String Performance Faculty

profile photoJohn Babbittbabbitt@uwm.eduZelazo 196

Lecturer, Double Bass & Jazz Bass

profile photoDarcy Drexlerddrexler@uwm.eduMusic 492

Director, String Pedagogy

Associate Lecturer, Strings

profile photoStefan Kartmanskartman@uwm.eduMusic 245

Professor, Cello & String Pedagogy

Chamber Music Coach

profile photoClaudia Lasareff-Mironofflasareff@uwm.eduMusic 115

Adjunct Professor, Viola

Chamber Music Coach

profile photoAnn Lobotzkelobotzk2@uwm.eduZelazo 196

Adjunct Professor, Harp

profile photoBernard Zinckbzinck@uwm.eduMusic 441

Director, the Institute for Chamber Music

Associate Professor, Violin

Music Faculty & Staff