String Pedagogy

The Department of Music

All of our majors study privately with our outstanding applied faculty, and perform in the UNM Symphony Orchestra, which enriches their education

String Pedagogy offers two degrees: A Bachelor of Music and Master of Music with Emphasis in String Pedagogy. Proficient violinists can also earn Long Term Training from the Suzuki Association of the Americas.

The curriculum is rigorous and comprehensive. Ivan Galamian, John Kendall, Paul Rolland, and Shinichi Suzuki are all studied. Interdisciplinary work includes Child Development, Human Cognition, Motivation Theory, Parent Education, the Business of Running a Private Studio, and Recognizing/Teaching To Individual Learning Styles.

String Pedagogy has scholarship money, graduate assistantships, and a scholarship endowment from the Gorham Foundation.

The UNM Lab School is the second component of our program. Community children – ages 3 through high school – receive private lessons, repertoire and reading classes, ensemble, music inventions, fiddling, cello, Music Mind Games, and Mad About Music [the Lab School tour group]. All classes, recitals, performances and concerts are directed by UNM pedagogy students.

Music Degrees

Bachelor of Music (BM) in String Pedagogy

Master of Music (MM)

—with a concentration in String Pedagogy

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How to Apply

• All students must be admitted to the University, whether as an incoming freshman, transfer student, or non-degree student. Apply online through the Admissions Department at UNM

•After meeting all CFA admission requirements, students must apply to become a declared major.

Academic Advisement

The College of Fine Arts Student Success & Advisement Center is committed to serve the UNM community with compassion, guidance, and respect as we promote academic excellence.

To speak with a CFA advisor, please call (505) 277-4817.

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