String Faculty

Sam Ou, chair
Carol Ou, assistant chair

Violin | Viola | Cello | Bass | Harp

Certificate Programs

A Certificate of Merit and aProfessional Studies Certificate are available in all string instruments. A Jazz certificate is also available. Check out our Certificates page for more information.

Private Lessons

Students wishing to broaden their musical training whether general or expert can do so through private instruction. Private classical and jazz instruction is offered by highly qualified and experienced faculty. Lessons range from 30, 45, or 60 minutes. Lessons are open to everyone and you can enroll at anytime. Placement is made by the Department Chairs. Please contact the Continuing Education office at 617-585-1701 or for more information and a placement interview.


String Pedagogy

Magdalena Richter, Instructor

This course explores the approaches and methods in the education of string players.  It includes the historical development of techniques, important pedagogical writings, and guest lecturers who are experts in this topic.

Large Ensembles

(Note: to receive credit for large ensembles, students must attend all rehearsals and participate in all scheduled performances.)

Friday Baroque Ensemble

Offered in fall and spring.  To learn more, or to enroll in this course, please see our Early Music page for details.

Chamber Music

String chamber groups are offered in the fall and spring.  Please see our Chamber Music page for details.

Bach Arias for Singers and Instrumentalists

To learn more, or to enroll in this course, please visit the Voice & Opera page.