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Student playing violin in studio

School of Music


Home to a vibrant and dynamic community, the string area in the School of Music is comprised of full-time faculty passionate about the highest standards of artistry and teaching. Study in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music or Graduate Programs with a concentration in one of our string area programs.


Upon your audition to the school of music, you will be placed in your corresponding instrument/voice studio. Studios are managed and taught by the corresponding instrument/voice professor and these studios meet once a week for a masterclass to discuss pedagogy.  The studios consist of the following instruments:

  • Bass
  • Cello
  • Harp
  • Viola
  • Violin

Choose Your Program


Strings Faculty

Annie Chalex Boyle

Anne Chalex-Boyle
Associate Professor of Violin

Dr. John Gilbert

Dr. John Gilbert
Professor of Violin

Philippe Chao

Philippe Chao
Assistant Professor of Viola

Jeffrey Lastrapes

Jeffrey Lastrapes
Professor of Cello


Mark Morton

Dr. Mark Morton
Professor of Double Bass

Dr. Elizabeth Chappell

Dr. Elizabeth Chappell
Assistant Professor of String Music Education

Rachel Mazzucco

Rachel Mazzucco
Lecturer of Harp and Music Theory