Strings

About the Program

The University of Florida School of Music is dedicated to helping students achieve their greatest potential as musicians.  The string faculty takes a personal interest in each individual’s musical growth and well-being.  Performance of all repertoire studied is encouraged.

Every string major and minor can look forward to:

  • Weekly hour of private instruction with renowned faculty artist-teachers on their chosen instrument, not graduate student assistants
  • Weekly studio class and monthly String Area Recital, providing performance opportunities in a supportive environment
  • Weekly school-wide convocation for further performance opportunities and to facilitate camaraderie, collegiality and networking
  • Chamber music instruction, studying the great masterpieces of the repertoire at an advanced level
  • Regular master classes with world famous visiting artists (which have included members of the Beaux Arts Trio and the Shanghai, Orion, Kronos and Leipzig Quartet among many others)

Additionally, string majors have access to these opportunities:

  • Annual Concerto Competition: winners perform as soloist with the University Symphony Orchestra
  • The Cade Collection of Instruments: to play on a rare antique instrument during their junior and/or senior year

Click here to request an information packet about the School of Music and its programs.

Faculty and Program Contacts

Janna Lower

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School of Music
Professor
Area: Violin/Viola

jlower@ufl.edu
T:(352) 273-3175 F:(352) 392-0461 303 MUB P.O. Box 117900
Gainesville, Fl 32611-7900
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Kevin Casseday

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School of Music
Lecturer
Area: Bass

klcasseday@aol.com
T:(352) 273-3182 F:(352) 392-0461 355 MUB P.O. Box 117900
Gainesville, Fl 32611-7900
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Steven Thomas

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School of Music
Assistant Professor
Area: Cello

cellist@ufl.edu
T:(352) 273-3169 F:(352) 392-0461 P.O. Box 117900
Gainesville, Fl 32611-7900
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Stephen Fine

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School of Music
Adjunct Lecturer
Area: Viola

stfine@gmail.com
T:(352) 514-1072 F:(352) 392-0461 PO Box 117900
Gainesville, FL 32611
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