24 months
18030 USD/year
18030 USD/year
8202 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The MM in Instrumental Performance - Strings Studio program at Florida International University is designed to train the leading performers and educators of tomorrow. Through studies with the School of Music’s distinguished artist-faculty, students perform a broad repertory of solo, chamber, and orchestral literature.

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The School of Music features a thriving chamber music program, directed by FIU’s Ensemble-in-Residence, the Banff Award-winning Amernet String Quartet, which affords students an array of performance opportunities both on and off campus. Additionally, frequent master classes and workshops given by distinguished visiting artists are an integral part of the program.

Graduates of the Instrumental Performance - Strings Studio  program at Florida International University have gone on to careers as internationally recognized and award-winning chamber musicians, orchestral players, soloists, teachers and directors of performing arts organizations.

 The FIU Symphony Orchestra, under the leadership of Maestro Javier Jose Mendoza, gives many performances spanning baroque though contemporary repertoire featuring guest artists and students as soloists.

Vision and Mission

The Florida International University School of Music serves over 300 music majors from eighteen countries with twenty-two full-time faculty and thirty adjunct faculty members. FIU offers the Bachelor of Music degree with concentrations in string, vocal, wind, brass, percussion, and keyboard performance; composition; jazz performance; music technology; and Music Education. Graduate programs include the Master of Music in composition, conducting, jazz, music technology, and performance. FIU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the School of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Strings 
  • Orchestra or Guitar Ensemble
  • Chamber Music Elective
  • Master’s Recital
  • Analytical Techniques
  • Symphonic Literature
  • Guitar Literature
  • Special Topics in Music History
  • Music Bibliography

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Application deadlines: 2 weeks before auditions
  • Auditions held 3 times per year (November, February, March) but can be scheduled at other times upon request


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On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Submit the following:

  • A repertoire list
  • A brief biography
  • A video of at least five minutes in length demonstrating your playing in contrasting styles/works.

Audition repertoire for violin, viola, cello, harp and double bass:

  • One movement of any solo work by Bach
  • One movement of a standard concerto or concert piece
  • Scales and arpeggios in three octaves

Audition repertoire for contrabass:

  • Prepare scales and arpeggios in three octaves and a work on the level of the Eccles sonata, the Dragonetti concerto, the Hindemith sonata, or the Koussevitzky concerto. In addition, applicants may be required to play and/or sight read orchestral excerpts to demonstrate knowledge of standard orchestral repertoire.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    18030 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9015 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    18030 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9015 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    8202 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4101 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for West Miami

900 - 1400 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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