Skills are polished through first rate lessons that pave the way to a career of a musician
The String Instruments Program offers five majors in violin, viola, cello, contrabass and harp. Each instructor takes a sympathetic interest in each student by providing private lessons that cater to each individual personality.
The student’s skills for performing are polished, not just their skills as a soloist, but also as a member of a string ensemble, orchestra, chamber music and the like, from multifaceted aspects. The orchestra takes on a variety of pieces for scheduled concerts, under the direction of Artistic Director Kazuyoshi Akiyama. Students are given an opportunity to gain a broad range of musicality not limited to classical music including pop concerts, which incorporate production and lighting as well. Internationally acclaimed musicians are invited to teach as instructors with class instructions as well as special lessons, so that students can elevate their skills with exposure to true professionals. Students participate proactively in external concerts, as well as nurturing projects for young musicians, thereby experiencing a large number of stage performances while attending the University.
- Other than high quality private lessons, classes are taught and lectures are provided by top musicians from Japan, as well as from around the world.
- Practical skills and the true charm of string ensembles and chamber orchestras are acquired under the instruction of musicians, who have a wealth of experience.
- Individual techniques are improved through classes for chamber music involving performances by a small number of students.
- Required Courses
- String Instrument Rendition Research I to IV
- Elective Courses for Specialization
- String Instrument Ensemble 1 to 4
- Orchestra Research 1 & 2
- Wind Instrument Music Research 1 to 4
- Viola Practical Training 1 to 4
- Violin and Piano Duo (Sonata) 2 to 4
- Graduation Research
- Elective Courses for Specialization & Liberal Arts Courses (common for all programs)
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