Strings

The Music Department String Division at Georgia Southern University provides string players from around the world the highest-level education and an opportunity to receive music coaching under the guidance of the internationally acclaimed Elaris Duo and other talented faculty.

Undergraduate and graduate students and non-music majors enjoy the opportunity to perform symphonic and operatic repertoire in a thriving orchestral program under the distinguished baton of Maestro Gnam, and to collaborate with other musicians at Georgia Southern University. In a nurturing and exciting atmosphere, the string faculty offers students individual development, preparation for future careers in teaching and performing as well as bringing opportunities to fulfill non-music majors’ musical dreams.

The curriculum includes private lessons, chamber music ensembles, and orchestra. Degrees offered include Bachelor of Music with major in String Performance or Music Education. The Bachelor of Arts degree in Music allows students to minor in another academic area while pursuing a music degree. Master of Music degrees are also offered with emphases in Performance and Music Education.

Chamber Music

Drs. Steven and Larisa Elisha offer string students comprehensive instruction in quartet and mixed chamber music repertoire as well as frequent performing experiences. Cellists and bass players enjoy performing in the Georgia Southern Low String Ensemble.

String students at GSU, through their active involvement and commitment to artistic excellence, contribute significantly to the cultural life on campus, within the community an the southern coastal region of Georgia.


Degree Programs
Degree Term Course Requirements
Bachelor of Arts in Music 4-Year Plan
Bachelor of Music in Composition 4-Year Plan
Bachelor of Music in Music Education (Choral) 4-Year Plan
Bachelor of Music in Music Education – Instrumental 4-Year Plan
Bachelor of Music in Performance – Instrumental 4-Year Plan
Bachelor of Music in Performance – Keyboard 4-Year Plan
Bachelor of Music in Performance – Vocal 4-Year Plan
Music Minor – Applied Music N/A
Music Minor – Music History and Literature N/A
Music Minor – Music Technology N/A
Master of Music – Composition 2-Year Plan pdf_32
Master of Music – Conducting 2-Year Plan pdf_32
Master of Music – Music Education 2-Year Plan pdf_32
Master of Music – Performance 2-Year Plan pdf_32
Master of Music – Music Technology 2-Year Plan pdf_32
Other Opportunities – Second Discipline in Music Technology N/A
Graduate Program
The M.M. in Music Performance gives students an opportunity to work extensively with a teacher/mentor to improve their technical and interpretative skills and to broaden their solo performing repertory. Students take supporting courses in the literature of their instrument or voice type, advanced analysis, and the history of music. The capstone is a full solo recital that demonstrates proficiency in performing a broad range of musical styles.
Strings Faculty
Name Title Email Profile
Aceto Aceto, John Dr. Part-time Assistant Professor
Violin/Viola
Elisha Elisha, Larisa Dr. Assistant Professor
Director of Upper Strings
Violin/Viola
Elisha Elisha, Steven Dr. Assistant Professor
Director of String Division
Cello / Bass
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Music Department • P.O. Box 8052 Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5396 • music@georgiasouthern.edu