String players enrolled at the University of Ottawa receive individualized training in all aspects of musicianship under the supervision of internationally renowned teachers and performers.

They have the opportunity to further develop their skills, through large and small ensemble work with faculty, in orchestral performance and excerpts training, as well as in our regular academic courses. Weekly masterclasses are offered with university faculty, as well as with internationally renowned guest teachers (recent guests have included Peter Oundjian, Mauricio Fuks, David Zafer, James Ehnes, Julian Armour, Lynn Harrell and Denise Djokic) and students have the opportunity to perform throughout the school year with various ensembles of the School of Music in our two excellent halls; Freiman Hall and Tabaret Hall. Fourth year performance students receive 1.5 hour weekly lessons. Professional work experience is also possible with the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, by audition.