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Strings|Areas of Emphasis

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Department of Music
Department 3037
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-5242
Fax: 307-766-5326
Department of Music
Main Office
Fine Arts 258
Laramie, WY



String majors receive rigorous training from nationally recognized professionals on their instrument and in our ensembles.


University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra

The acclaimed UW Symphony Orchestra is a 90-member ensemble that performs major orchestral repertoire, concertos with guest artists, music department faculty and student competition winners, operas. ballets and musical theatre.  Recent tours include trips to Bolivia and throughout the Rocky Mountain region. symphony

University of Wyoming Chamber Orchestra

This small ensemble of 20 to 30 select players performs music of all periods, opera and musical theatre.  UW Chamber Orchestra regularly tours the Rocky Mountain region and recently performed at the MTNA All-Northwest Conference in Spokane, WA.

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Chamber Music

Many UW string students play in string quartets, trios, piano quartets and other chamber music ensembles.  Students receive coaching in weekly chamber music classes and play for master classes given by guest artists.

Freelance Opportunities

Many UW string students play regularly with the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra, the Ft. Collins, Colorado Symphony Orchestra and the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra.

Guest Artist Master classes and Cultural Programs Series

The University of Wyoming hosts an outstanding concert series with internationally recognized guest artists.  Many give master classes for UW students when they are on our campus.  Recent guest artists include Gil Shaham, Edgar Meyer, Paul Neubauer, Regina Carter, Gary Hoffman, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Academy of Ancient Music and the Miami, Cavani, Emerson and Pacifica String Quartets.


Ranked #1 in the nation, the UW String Project employs UW string students to teach local young string players. In 2001, UW was the recipient of an American String Teachers Association grant to support the UW String Project. UW students receive a stipend for their work in addition to valuable training and experience.



UW offers talent-based music scholarships to both music majors and non-majors.   These scholarships are awarded by audition (or recording). Click here for more information about these scholarships and audition dates and requirements.

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