Furman University’s music department offers a wide range of possibilities for students who play string instruments whether you want to pursue a career in music, or whether you want to keep active in music while studying other disciplines. We offer a Bachelor of Music degree in Performance or Music Education, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music (frequently combined with a double major in other departments), and the opportunity for non-majors to be active in lessons and ensembles.

We have expert-performer string faculty in violin, viola, cello, double bass (both classical and jazz), guitar (both classical and jazz), and harp. In addition we host multiple guest artists each year, for recitals and master classes.

Whether music majors or non-majors, our students perform frequently both on and off campus. From studio classes, guest master classes, to weekly departmental recitals, solo recitals, and multiple small and large ensembles, there are multiple ways to share your talents and artistic expression. Furman has a wide variety of string ensembles. String players perform in the Furman Symphony Orchestra, Guitar Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combos, and chamber music ensembles, including the Hartness and Gladden Quartets.

String Faculty

Ian Bracchitta

Adjunct Instructor of Music, Double Bass and Bass Guitar

Anita Burroughs-Price

Adjunct Instructor of Music, Harp

Andrew Carlson

Adjunct Instructor of Music, Fiddle and Violin

Matt Dingledine

Visiting Lecturer, Music

Simon Gollo

Associate Professor of Music, Violin; Conductor, Furman Symphony Orchestra

Christopher Hutton

Professor of Music - Cello, String Chamber Music, Music History/Literature

Anna Joiner

Visiting Associate Professor Music - Viola, Chamber Music, and String Education

Steve Newbrough

Adjunct Instructor of Guitar