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Strings

Upholding the highest artistic and intellectual standards, The School of Music prepares students for success in today's fast changing music profession. The String area includes studios for violin, viola, cello, double bass, classical guitar, and harp.

The University of Northern Colorado Orchestra program draws upon a rich and well-founded tradition of excellence, and has developed into a program that has received national and international recognition. The UNC Orchestra has been awarded "Best U.S. College Orchestra" in DownBeat magazine's Annual Student Music Awards ten times in the past 15 years.

Chamber music study is an integral part of performance studies at the University of Northern Colorado. Experience in small ensembles affords the developing musician the opportunity to bridge the gap between the individual lesson and the large ensemble. Students learn to balance independence with interdependence while honing both technical and musical skills in an inspiring, creative and collaborative setting. Chamber ensembles are assigned each semester, and may include various chamber ensembles of mixed wind, string, voice, and piano instrumentation.


Strings in Orchestra at UNC

Orchestral Strings

Students can perform in auditioned and non-auditioned orchestras.

Chamber Music at UNC

Chamber Music

Small chamber ensembles are an important part of students' development at UNC.

PanAm Duo at UNC Gala

PanAm Duo, UNC Gala

Students have the opportunity to form new groups and explore a variety of musical styles.

Performance Opportunities

String students have the opportunity to perform in auditioned and non-auditioned small and large ensembles, including the following:


UNC String Project

The UNC String Project is a community-based music education program providing school-aged students with the opportunity to learn violin, viola, cello, or double bass in an orchestra setting. Led by Dr. Linsday Fulcher, the project is modeled after the National String Project Consortium.

Learn more about the UNC String Project

 

 
 

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String Quartet featured in Holiday Video

Faculty & Staff

Erik Applegate, School of Music Faculty

ERIK APPLEGATE

Jazz Bass
Professor of Music

Frasier 53

(970) 351-2363
Erik.Applegate@unco.edu

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Vijay Chalasani, School of Music Faculty

VIJAY CHALASANI

Viola
 Assistant Professor of Music
 

Matt Dane, School of Music Faculty

MATT DANE

Viola
 Adjunct Faculty
 
 

Gal Faganel, School of Music Faculty

GAL FAGANEL

Professor of Cello
On leave 21-22 academic year

Lindsay Fulcher, School of Music Faculty

LINDSAY FULCHER

Music Education Area Head
Associate Professor of Music Education
String Pedagogy Specialist

Frasier 122A
(970) 351-2328
Lindsay.Fulcher@unco.edu

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Jubal Fulks, School of Music Faculty

JUBAL FULKS

Head of String Area
Professor of Violin

Martin Gilmore, School of Music Faculty

MARTIN GILMORE

Guitar, Folk and Bluegrass Adjunct Faculty

Frasier 204C
(970) 351-2993
Martin.Gilmore@unco.edu

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Margaret Gutierrez, School of Music Faculty

MARGARET GUTIERREZ

Violin
Adjunct Faculty

Frasier 250

(970) 351-2352
Margaret.Gutierrez@unco.edu

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Russell Guyver, School of Music Faculty

RUSSELL GUYVER

Director of Orchestras
Professor of Music
 
Fraiser 13

(970) 351-2278
Russell.Guyver@unco.edu

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Steve Kovalcheck, School of Music Faculty

STEVE KOVALCHECK

Jazz Guitar
Associate Professor of Music

Frasier 58

(970) 351-4410
Steven.Kovalcheck@unco.edu

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Ron Lynam, School of Music Faculty

RON LYNAM

Folk and Bluegrass Banjo
Adjunct Faculty

Frasier 204C
(970) 351-3190
Ron.Lynam@unco.edu

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Sally Murphy, School of Music Faculty

SALLY MURPHY

Cello
Adjunct Faculty

Sarah Off, School of Music Faculty

SARAH OFF

Violin/Music Business
Assistant Professor of Music
 

Jason Olson, School of Music Faculty

JASON OLSON

Classical Guitar
Adjunct Faculty
 
Fraiser 250

(970) 351-2352
Jason.Olson@unco.edu

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Natalie Padilla, School of Music Faculty

NATALIE PADILLA

Fiddle, Folk and Bluegrass
Adjunct Faculty

(970) 351-2993
Natalie.Padilla@unco.edu

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Nick Recuber, School of Music Faculty

NICK RECUBER

Double Bass
Adjunct Faculty

Erik Thorin, School of Music Faculty

ERIC THORIN

Bass, Folk and Bluegrass
Adjunct Faculty


(970) 351-2993
Eric.Thorin@unco.edu

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