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Bachelor's, Master's, or Diploma in Strings [Cello, Double Bass, Viola, Violin, Classical Guitar] (BM, MM or Diploma)

The String Performance program prepares students with the training and background to succeed as professional musicians. Students learn from master teachers who can be seen and heard on some of the greatest stages in the world. Our students graduate with comprehensive musicianship skills, performance capability, analytic abilities and stylistic knowledge.


Why Roosevelt

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String Studies in The Heart of Chicago

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.

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Renowned Faculty

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.

Symphony orchestra performing on stage

Multi-Faceted Performance Studies

Students become acquainted with the Classical Art Music Canon of works through Large Ensemble and Chamber Music performance, delve into historical performance practice, develop a hunger to discover excellent contemporary music and, most importantly, develop their own individual artistry and musical vision.


“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.”


—Richard Hirschl
Artist Faculty, Cello, Roosevelt University