Eastman’s Strings, Harp, and Guitar Department develops and prepares young artists for multifaceted professional performing and teaching careers at the highest level.
We do so in a dynamic, supportive, and collegial environment that promotes creative growth and endless possibilities. At Eastman, you will find a multitude of opportunities to hone your skills as a performer including orchestral ensembles, recitals, chamber music, studio classes, master classes, and competitions. We provide our students with a host of diverse experiences to perform and develop themselves as complete musicians. Eastman’s historic building offers three outstanding performance halls which are open to student performances throughout the year. Our passion for teaching and our expertise in pedagogy also inspire students to become accomplished teachers.
Graduates of our program perform in many of the world’s renowned chamber ensembles, orchestras, and new and early music ensembles. Our alumni pursue groundbreaking and imaginative musical paths, and many of the world’s leading music schools also boast Eastman graduates as members of their string faculty.