Robert McDuffie Center for Strings

With the music profession shifting at such a rapid pace, conservatories owe it to their students to provide a comprehensive music and liberal arts curriculum that will prepare the innovative musician for the real world. This is the reason I started the McDuffie Center for Strings. We will always be faithful to the idealism and beauty of music making, while making sure our students are positioned for artistic and economic success after graduation.

— Robert McDuffie

Listen to an interview with Robert McDuffie about the Center and the February 21, 2015 concert with actress, activist and social commentator Anna Deavere Smith.

Read the transcript of Robert McDuffie's 2011 convocation address to students of the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver.

Read testimonials from our recent graduates!
Joelle Arnhold, Center '10, currently in the DMA residency at Peabody Institute
Emily Brandenburg, Center '13, currently a Masters candidate at New England Conservatory

The Robert McDuffie Center for Strings educates exceptionally gifted student musicians and builds programs of international merit with the generous help of individuals, foundations and corporations. Be a part of our students' success stories by contributing financially and designating your gift to the McDuffie Center for Strings. Please email for more information. Gifts are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated.


Welcome to the Center for Strings

Welcome! Click here to read a message from Amy Schwartz Moretti, Director of the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings

Robert McDuffie accompanies Anna Deavere Smith in a moving performance of "Letter from Birmingham Jail" at Beulahland Bible Church February 21, 2015.