“This marvelous and exceptionally well-equipped environment is so heart-warming and so encouraging.  In every way the UA School of Music faculty and students are committed, focused, and talented. It is clear they are having a wonderful time, dedicating themselves to the highest level of achievement. I have rarely felt so optimistic for the future of a school.”

-Roger Chase
Internationally Renowned Viola Soloist

Welcome message from Dr. Jenny Grégoire

We’re glad you are interested in the University of Alabama School of Music!  

The string faculty at the University of Alabama offers a comprehensive musical education with individualized mentoring from a world-class faculty. Our tradition of excellence and commitment to developing outstanding musicians and educators lives on in alumni playing in orchestras around the country, teaching on university faculties, and working in every corner of the field. As a student here, you can count on a well-rounded, interdisciplinary musical education that prepares you to step out into the world equipped for success.

We are committed to immersing students in the dynamic culture of the 21stcentury musical landscape, while also honoring and passing on the great traditions of the past. We offer more than 200 performances each year, including our 12 student ensembles, faculty and student recitals, and guest artists. As a string student, you would be a member of the 80-piece Huxford Symphony Orchestra. There are also opportunities to immerse yourself in other types of ensembles through chamber music, early music, and contemporary music groups. Contact individual faculty members directly for more information, like us on social media, and Scroll Tide!

Jenny Grégoire

String Area Coordinator

“The University of Alabama provides an environment in which you can get individual focused attention from a master on your instrument in an environment that is supportive, encouraging and inspiring. If you would like to be successful in the professional string world, whether as a performer or as an educator, investigate what we have to offer. You will like what you see!”

-Skip Snead
Director, UA School of Music

“My experience at the University of Alabama was priceless. The faculty gave me all the tools I needed in the professional world of orchestral playing.”

-Jennifer Puckett
Principal Viola, Memphis Symphony Orchestra
UA School of Music Alum