A wealth of opportunities in performance, teaching, and personal development as a string player at await at Pittsburg State University. Our renowned faculty provides specialized training to violin, viola, cello, bass, and guitar, setting you up for success in the musical landscape.

  • Learn from globally recognized specialists in one-on-one sessions and ensemble coaching.
  • Our tailored applied lessons equip you with the essential skills needed in both performing and teaching.
  • From solo recitals to orchestral and chamber music, experience a many kinds of performance opportunities.
  • Qualifying students can teach budding musicians in our community.
  • Pittsburg State University's Department of Music has a long and rich tradition and today, many of our former string students occupy important positions as performers and educators throughout the country.

Private Study

Our individual applied lessons focus on your unique needs and abilities. Master the fundamentals of performance and interpretation in multiple musical styles.

Southeast Kansas Symphony

Perform in a dynamic orchestra setting and work closely with seasoned professionals. Bonus: collaborate with international soloists and benefit from exclusive workshops. (SEK Homepage)

Chamber Music Ensembles

Deepen your artistry through an intense study of chamber music literature, guided by our esteemed String Faculty.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

  • Music Department Scholarships: Open for auditions to all qualified applicants. We offer scholarships that meet or exceed the offerings of other Kansas universities.
  • Waddill String Scholarship: Exclusive opportunity for dedicated musicians.
  • Gorilla Advantage: Out-of-state students can enjoy in-state tuition rates.
  • Financial aid packages, including grants and loans, are also available.

Contact our faculty to audition for a scholarship or to learn more about how Pittsburg State University can propel your music career forward.


For additional information, contact us or call (620) 235-4466.