The Studio Experience

Each string student receives one or more lessons per week; plays in a weekly instrument ensemble; attends a weekly string performance class; enrolls in a semester of Bach Suites class and/or String Pedagogy; regularly rehearses and performs in ensembles; participates in classical string improvisation classes; attends master classes with guest artists.

 Frost String Students

Fifty undergraduate and graduate students from around the world are in the school orchestra’s string section, including concertmasters from Interlochen Arts Academy and New World Symphony, principal violists from Rice, and principal cellists from the Chicago Civic Orchestra. Our students hail from all states in the USA as well as China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Thailand, Eastern /Western Europe, and South America.

 Frost String Faculty

The string faculty is comprised of the renowned Bergonzi String Quartet, www.bergonzistringquartet.com, Glenn Basham, www.glennbasham.com, Scott Flavin, www.scottflavin.com, Pamela McConnell, www.pamelamcconnell.com, and Ross Harbaugh, www.rossharbaugh.com, and Brian Powell, double bass http://www.brianpowellbass.com/. They were trained at Juilliard, Eastman, Indiana, Northwestern, Cincinnati, and Paris Conservatories. They perform in the great concert halls of the world, but are dedicated to teaching and mentoring our students.

 Frost String Studios

We invite you to learn more about our string studios and encourage you to contact our faculty or admissions office with any questions.

Violin Studios Glenn Basham and Scott Flavin
Viola Studio Pamela McConnell
Cello Studio Ross Harbaugh
Bass Studio Brian Powell


 Residencies and Master Classes

The Cleveland Orchestra is in residence at the Frost School two to four weeks a year. Grammy award-winner Mark O’Connor will be on campus four different weeks. The Henry Mancini Institute has relocated from L.A. to the Frost School, and brings world-renowned performers onto our stages and into our classrooms.

Artists such as Janos Starker, Anner Bylsma, Midori, Roberto Diaz, Richard Weiss (pictured), the Ying and Francisca Quartets give classes.