Faculty of Stringed Instruments at Pacific Lutheran University

Welcome to the homepage for PLU’s Lutes, Guitars, Harps, Basses, Cellos, Violas, and Violins!

Whether you are a current PLU student, prospectus or curious visitor, we hope you will enjoy learning more about the myriad of public performances, events and courses related to string study at Pacific Lutheran University.

PLU offers the most comprehensive music faculty of any private university in the Pacific Northwest. String majors and non-majors alike have access to a rich culture of opportunities to perform orchestral music, chamber music, and early music (taught by faculty with extensive professional experience in authentic performance and baroque strings), as well as opera and musical productions and, of course, solo recitals.

Our degree programs are particularly distinguished in the field of music education, where our graduates have gone on to become some of the best known string educators in the region, both in the classroom and in the studio. Other majors have gone on to success in the world of professional performance as well as music administration. Look in virtually any performing arts organization in the region and you are sure to find Lutes in the string section, on the faculty, on the podium, or on the staff.

PLU strives to educate its students for service, leadership, and care. We hope that you will decide to be a part of the PLU’s string community as we strive to provide the service and leadership necessary to preserve, cultivate, and celebrate the great music of the ages, here at PLU, around the region, and around the world.

Enjoy your visit and — Go Lutes!

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