The College of Arts and Architecture
  • Philharmonic Orchestra

Graduate Assistantships in Strings

The Penn State School of Music welcomes applications for graduate study and assistantships at the master's level in:

  • Violin

  • Viola

  • Cello

  • Double Bass

Assistantships include full tuition remission, monthly stipend, and health insurance.

For information about our application process and audition requirements,click here. Please apply as soon as possible for full consideration. For those seeking intensive study but who do not wish to pursue a degree, a Professional Performance Certificate is also offered.

Meet our string faculty:

James Lyon, violin

Max Zorin, violin

Timothy Deighton, viola

Kim Cook, cello

Jeremy McCoy, double bass

Gerardo Edelstein, director of orchestral studies

Robert D. Gardner, string music education

Learn about our ensembles:


Chamber Music for Strings

The TRADITION of a world-class university

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EXCELLENCE in performance and instruction

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