The String Performance Program prepares students with the training and background to succeed as a professional musicians. Students graduate with comprehensive musicianship skills, performance capability, analytic abilities and stylistic knowledge.
Chamber music and ensemble studies are integrated into the curriculum, giving students regular opportunities to collaborate with students and faculty of other instruments.
For students who are looking for an intensive music conservatory experience paired with the rich musical and cultural experiences provided by living in a major city, CCPA will prepare help prepare students for a successful career in music. CCPA's emphasis on entrepreneurial activities also prepares students for multiple career opportunities after graduation.
CCPA's faculty is comprised of passionate teachers and performers who can be seen/heard on stages around the world, including here in Chicago with organizations such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
At the Chicago College of Performing Arts, Music Conservatory students are given day-to-day chances to work with top-tier faculty members who belong to the finest ensembles in the world. With an average studio size of four, students receive individual attention and unique chances to harbor professional connections and establish themselves in the heart of the Chicago arts scene.
For violin, viola, cello, and double bass, all repertoire composed unaccompanied must be played by memory. A score may be used for etudes or orchestral excerpts. It is strongly suggested that any repertoire composed with an accompaniment be performed with a piano accompaniment, but it is not required. The CCPA will not provide an accompanist, but applicants may bring their own if they wish.