Masao Kawasaki

Masao Kawasaki, Coordinator

The Conservatory's string program provides private lessons and foundational training with some of the most distinguished musicians in the world. String majors are afforded a wide variety of performance opportunities, in solo, chamber, and large ensemble contexts, and are instructed and coached by dedicated teachers and performers. The program is designed to develop skilled performers with a great breadth of fluency in their instrument's repertoire, encompassing the standard solo, ensemble, and orchestral literature as well as more contemporary works and performance practice. The Conservatory offers a broad range of performing experiences: string studio concerts, which provide students the opportunity to perform solo works; chamber ensembles; working with Conservatory composition majors to present performances of new original music; the conTEMPO New Music Ensemble, where students perform classic modern repertoire alongside new cutting-edge compositions; and the Conservatory Orchestra, the programs of which feature a rich mix of classic and modern repertoire, and which also accompanies the celebrated Brooklyn College Opera Theatre for two productions every year.