Upholding the highest artistic and intellectual standards, The School of Music prepares students for success in today's fast changing music profession. The String area includes studios for violin, viola, cello, double bass, classical guitar, and harp.

The University of Northern Colorado Orchestra program draws upon a rich and well-founded tradition of excellence, and has developed into a program that has received national and international recognition. The UNC Orchestra has been awarded "Best U.S. College Orchestra" in DownBeat magazine's Annual Student Music Awards ten times in the past 15 years.

Chamber music study is an integral part of performance studies at the University of Northern Colorado. Experience in small ensembles affords the developing musician the opportunity to bridge the gap between the individual lesson and the large ensemble. Students learn to balance independence with interdependence while honing both technical and musical skills in an inspiring, creative and collaborative setting. Chamber ensembles are assigned each semester, and may include various chamber ensembles of mixed wind, string, voice, and piano instrumentation.


Strings in Orchestra at UNC

Orchestral Strings

Students can perform in auditioned and non-auditioned orchestras.

Chamber Music at UNC

Chamber Music

Small chamber ensembles are an important part of students' development at UNC.

PanAm Duo at UNC Gala

PanAm Duo, UNC Gala

Students have the opportunity to form new groups and explore a variety of musical styles.

Performance Opportunities

String students have the opportunity to perform in auditioned and non-auditioned small and large ensembles, including the following:


String Quartet featured in Holiday Video



Gal Faganel, School of Music Faculty

Gal Faganel

Area Head, Strings
Associate Professor of Music

Lindsay Fulcher, School of Music Faculty

Lindsay Fulcher

String Education

Jubal Fulks, School of Music Faculty

Jubal Fulks

Associate Professor of Music

Margaret Gutierrez, School of Music Faculty

Margaret Soper Gutierrez

Instructor of Music

Russell Guyver, School of Music Faculty

Russell Guyver

Orchestra Director
Professor of Music

Anne Lanzilotti, School of Music Faculty

Anne Lanzilotti

Assistant Professor of Music

Jason Olson, School of Music Faculty

Jason Olson

Classical Guitar
Instructor of Music

Nicholas Recuber, School of Music Faculty

Nicholas Recuber

Double Bass
Instructor of Music


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