At the Strings department, we strive to maintain and develop an environment where both staff and students feel they have a share of its ownership. We encourage our students to participate in shaping the Department into an artistic community that responds to the aspirations of tomorrow’s musicians.
The majority of our teaching staff are professional musicians working in Scotland and beyond. Being surrounded by four professional orchestras in Glasgow alone and the only conservatoire in Scotland, the Strings department is integrated into the professional musical life of Glasgow and our students are in regular contact with it through personal contact as well as apprenticeship schemes. Students search for identity through creativity and artistic experimentation, and develop a clear overview of what it is to live and work as musicians today.