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Master of Music Performance: Strings

The Master of Music Performance in Strings is a 36 hour degree with a two year residency. It provides students the opportunity to develop performance skills while working with an internationally recognized faculty and excellent ensembles. This program is well suited to students who have completed bachelor degrees in Music Performance and Music Education. Classes are scheduled to allow music educators, church musicians and other music professionals in Northeast Florida to pursue the degree while maintaining full-time employment.


Audition Requirements

  1. One movement from a major concerto.
  2. Two contrasting movements of solo Bach.
  3. Another selection of choice.

Memorization is not required but preferred for the concerto and Bach.




  1. Two contrasting movements from an unaccompanied Bach sonata or partita performed from memory. No repeats.
  2. A slow and a fast movement from a standard violin concerto.
  3. Sight-reading