12 months
14304 USD/year
14304 USD/year
7176 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Performance, Strings program at California State University Fullerton offers a variety of opportunities for the developing string student at both the bachelor’s and master’s level. 


About this Degree

Performance, Strings students at California State University Fullerton receive a specialized yet comprehensive education while participating in numerous chamber ensembles and the University Orchestra at California State University, Fullerton. State-funded lessons are available as are a variety of scholarships. Graduates from the program are currently active in both educational and professional settings.

Master classes have been regularly offered by artists in the region and by internationally acclaimed performers. Previous, Robert McDuffie, Almita and Roland Vamos, Yfrah Neaman, Eleonore Schoenfeld, Andrew Schulman and Fredell Lack. Sessions have also been held with members of the Pacific Symphony Orchestra and Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Study in Music

  • Seminar in Music of the Renaissance

  • Seminar in Music of the Romantic Period

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Auditions and Scholarship Auditions for the Master of Music in Performance are held in Spring (for Fall semester entrance) as well as each semester (Fall and Spring) during Registration Week, just prior to the start of school. It might be possible to arrange an audition at another time convenient to the student; however, this is unlikely to include scholarship consideration. 
  • The student should be prepared to perform one standard etude and three contrasting pieces or movements of their choice, representative of the major solo repertoire, from different style periods.  
  • Arrange to have letters of recommendation from three music professionals familiar with your preparation for graduate study sent to the School of Music graduate program adviser.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14304 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7152 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    14304 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7152 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Fullerton

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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