The string division at the School of Music is an exciting educational and performance-driven environment. We offer individual instruction in violin, viola, cello, bass (classical and jazz), guitar (classical and jazz) and harp. Our varied performance opportunities include the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra (which also includes chamber orchestra and opera orchestra opportunities), chamber music ensembles, master classes with visiting string artists from around the world, and special events for string players including the Midwest Violin Caucus, UNI Viola Festival and UNI Bass Jamboree.

Available music degree programs include: Bachelor of Music in Performance; Bachelor of Music in Music Education; Bachelor of Arts in Music; Bachelor of Arts in Music - String Pedagogy emphasis; Bachelor of Arts in Music - Jazz Studies emphasis; Minor in Music

We pride ourselves on providing the very best quality instruction to music majors and to non-majors. Scholarships are available for majors and non-majors. Auditions are required for admission and scholarships, and a separate audition for the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra is required for students wishing to play in orchestra.
For more information, contact Dr. Erik Rohde, at or by telephone at (319) 273-6272.