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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

Jubal Fulks, School of Music Faculty

JUBAL
FULKS

Head of String Area, Violin
Professor of Music

Matt Dane, School of Music Faculty

MATT
DANE

Viola
 Adjunct Faculty

 

Sally Murphy, School of Music Faculty

SALLY
MURPHY

Cello
Assistant Professor

Frasier 253

Sally.Murphy@unco.edu

Nick Recuber, School of Music Faculty

NICK
RECUBER

Double Bass
Adjunct Faculty

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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Lindsay Fulcher, School of Music Faculty

LINDSAY

FULCHER

Music Education Area Head
Associate Professor of Music

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

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Sarah Off, School of Music Faculty

SARAH
OFF

Violin/Music Business
Assistant Professor of Music

Frasier 20
(970) 351-3173
Sarah.Off@unco.edu

Andrés Jaime, School of Music Faculty

ANDRÉS
FELIPE JAIME

Visiting Assistant Professor
of Music
Orchestra
   
Frasier 17   
Andrés.JaimeTobon@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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