Prof. Vadim Mazo
Prof. Vadim Mazo

Welcome to the IWU String Department web page.  I am pleased to take this opportunity share with you information about our exciting programs and offerings.

For almost 150 years, the School of Music at IWU has served as a training ground for ambitious string students preparing for professional careers in music and in teaching, while also providing numerous opportunities for non-majors.  All string students work directly with internationally recognized faculty and prominent guest artists.  The School of Music at IWU is distinguished by an exceptional degree of collaboration between students and faculty, featuring private lessons and weekly studio classes and chamber music sessions. 

There are many performance opportunities available at IWU.  Departmental recitals, convocations, and concerto performances are open to all students in the School of Music.  While all string students participate in the Illinois Wesleyan Symphony Orchestra, other opportunities include performances with the IWU Opera Workshop, a variety of chamber ensembles, and several regional professional symphonies.

Graduates of the IWU School of Music string department have gone on to graduate studies at the most prestigious schools in the country.  Alumni of our programs are now successful as professional performers, and educators at the elementary, secondary and collegiate levels.

Please feel free to contact me with questions or for more details regarding any aspect of string studies at IWU. 

Vadim Mazo
Chair, String Department

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