String Chamber Music

String Chamber Music The University of Alabama offers a large variety of chamber music for strings, ranging from two to eight players. Works such as Trios by Mozart, Dvorak and Smetana; Quartets by Beethoven, Brahms, and Bartok; the Mendelssohn Octet, and many other works have been performed by our students. We have also had many mixed groups with winds and strings, such as the Bartok Contrasts and Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat. At times, we combine faculty and students to present large chamber works in order to give the students a professional-level experience.

Huxford Symphony Orchestra

Huxford Symphony Orchestra The University Orchestra was renamed the Huxford Symphony Orchestra of the University of Alabama in 2000 as the result of a generous endowment donated by Ms. Camilla Huxford, a graduate of UA. A full orchestra of roughly 60 musicians, the ensemble plays a wide variety of music, including works by Brahms, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Richard Strauss, Mahler, Wagner, and many other masters. It also presents many performances of contemporary works.


The University of Alabama attracts its students from all parts of the USA, as well as many other countries. Below is a partial list of locations from which our students have come.

Canada Colombia England
Italy Israel Korea
Peru Romania P.R. China
Japan South Africa Poland
California Florida Georgia
Kansas Louisiana Michigan
Minnesota Mississippi New York
South Carolina Tennessee Virginia
Washington Wisconsin Ohio


Many of our students have won local, state, and national competitions, including the Fischoff, Primrose, National Federation of Music Clubs, Music Teachers National Association, String Teachers Association Solo, and many others.

Alumni Careers

The University of Alabama School of Music has an enviable record of preparing students for careers. Below is a partial list of organizations that have employed our former students.

  • Alabama Symphony Orchestra
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
  • Charleston Symphony Orchestra
  • Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
  • Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Cleveland Orchestra
  • Dallas Symphony Orchestra
  • Florida Orchestra
  • Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
  • Gainesville (FL) Chamber Orchestra
  • IRIS Chamber Orchestra
  • Manhattan School of Music
  • Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
  • Northwest Louisiana University
  • South Carolina Symphony Orchestra
  • University of Miami (FL)
  • Wooster College

Strings Audition Information:

For complete and accurate information on how to apply and audition for the School of Music, please go to the appropriate page (Undergraduate or Graduate Studies) located at the left. For specific audition requirements for percussion, please download one of the following:

Viola Audition Requirements

Violin Audition Requirements

For any additional information regarding the string area, please contact one of the faculty members listed below.

String Faculty:

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