Noted for his “polished, atmospheric performances,” Tarn Travers has performed throughout the Unites States, Europe, and Japan. Equally comfortable in all different aspects of the violin repertoire, he was a prizewinner at the Heifetz Guarneri auditions in 2001, which led to a performance on the historic “ex-David” Guarneri, the favored violin of Jascha Heifetz.
String professors teach all applied lessons and string classes and direct string ensembles. They are recitalists, studio artists, clinicians, and judges for state, regional and national competitions.
There are a variety of opportunities for string plyers. Students participate in the DePauw University Orchestra through auditions held at the beginning of each semester. Additionally, a variety of string chamber ensembles are offered each semester.
Master teachers are invited to campus to work with DePauw string students in various instructional and performance settings. Recent clinicians include Yo-Yo Ma, Baroque violinist Stanley Ritche, bassist Ju-Fang Liu, and internationally renowned violinist Federico Agostini.
There are opportunity for both international and domestic off-campus study. Locations recently selected include Vienna, Milan, Paris, London, Dresden, New York, Philadelphia, and Florence.
Degree Specific Courses
Symphonic Literature, Pedagogy, Junior & Senior Recital (required for B.M. students), String Quartet, String Trio, Cello Ensemble