The Jacksonville University Orchestra presents four concerts on campus per year, with additional off-campus performances and opportunities.  String majors may seek any of the degrees offered in music. Opportunities for the string student include orchestra (full and chamber), chamber music, recording sessions, "pit" orchestra for musicals and operas, participation in master classes (including guest artists from the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and other arts organizations), as well as collaborative projects with other areas of the Division of Music and the College of Fine Arts.

Jacksonville University is a private university, serving primarily undergraduate students.  Class sizes are small, so students get to know the professors very well.  We at JU are invested in your success and our students experience that connection right away.  JU performing arts students are very busy, performing throughout the year.  Because we're small, students receive excellent, personal training and professionally relevant experiences.

JU music professors include these artists affiliated with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra:

Marguerite Richardson, violin, viola (since 1990)
Kayo Ishimaru, harp (since 1987)
Artie Clifton, clarinet
Anthony Anurca, bassoon
Laura Dwyer, flute (guest)
Shannon Lockwood, cello (guest)
Scott Watkins, piano (guest soloist)
Tony Steve, percussion (guest)
Terry Concert Hall
 JU Orchestra featuring Dr. Scott Watkins
JU Orchestra recording original film score by
Dr. Scott Watkins
String master class with Albers String Trio
JU Chamber Strings in Community Concert
JU Orchestra in Concert