Texas Christian University Strings DIVISION

The Texas Christian University String Division is one of the most active areas in the School of Music. Its faculty is comprised of nationally and internationally renowned soloists, chamber musicians, and pedagogues in violin, viola, cello, bass, harp and guitar. The curriculum includes studio instruction, orchestral performance, chamber music study, instrumental pedagogy, and several areas of special interest.

The String Faculty is dedicated to providing its students with individual attention and top-quality instruction. String studies at TCU are offered for both music majors and minors. The Programs for Majors in Performance, which include the Bachelor, Master, and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees, are designed to produce well-rounded musicians of the highest caliber who are prepared for successful performing careers. The Bachelor of Music Education degree stresses performance as an integral part of the curriculum and prepares and certifies students for a teaching career in the public school system. Additional programs include the Bachelor of Arts in music, a minor in music, and non-major activities. The Artist Diploma program is a non-degree option available to the very highest level of performers.

TCU String Faculty

Thomas Burchill, BFA, MME (Jazz Guitar)
Jesús Castro-Balbi, BM, MM, DMA (Cello)
Laura Ospina, BM, MM (Cello)
Chip Christ, BM, MM (Guitar)
Misha Galaganov, BM, MM, DMA (Viola/Violin)*
Germán Gutiérrez, BM, MM, DMA (Orchestras)
Elisabeth Adkins, BM, MM, DMA (Violin)
Laura Logan Brandenburg, BM, MM, DMA (Harp)
Yuan Lu, BM, MM (Double Bass)
Amanda Musser, BME (String Music Education)
Michael Shih, BM, MM (Violin)

For further information about the TCU String Program please contact
Dr. Misha Galaganov
Division Chair, Strings
Texas Christian University
School of Music
TCU Box 297500 - Fort Worth, Texas 76129
Fax: 817.257.7344