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Strings: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass

String Related Events

  • SDSU-Civic Symphony Concert: November 13, 2016. 2:30pm at Performing Arts Center
  • SDSU-Civic Symphony “Concerto-Aria Concert”: Sun., Sunday, February 26, 2017, 4:00 P.M., Performing Arts Center
  • John Brawand has postponed the following event to a future semester: John Brawand, Faculty Strings Recital: March 20, 2017, 7:30 P.M.    Lincoln Music Hall
  • Spring Festival of Music concert series: April 21-24 includes SDSU-Civic Symphony & Opera Workshop production. (Ticket stub admits holder to all SFoM events.)
  • Spring Festival of Music “Chamber Music Concert”: Mon., April 24, 2017, 7:30 P.M., Performing Arts Center
Dr. John Brawand


About John Brawand

Dr. Brawand came to SDSU in 1998. He manages the SDSU string program, teaches in the Music Appreciation and History sequences. Dr. Brawand is also Musical Director and Conductor of the SDSU-Civic Symphony. He studied conducting with Anshel Brusilow, Cornelius Eberhardt, and Zoltan Rozsnyai. Dr. Brawand earned his B.M. and M.M. in Violin Performance from the University of North Texas -Denton and the D.M.A. in Violin Performance from the University of Texas at Austin in 1985. His mentors include David Neubert (Double Bass), Phyllis Young (Cello), George Papich (Viola), and Leonard Posner (Violin).


String players at SDSU may:

Pursue the following: Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts (Entrepreneurship Emphasis), Music Minor.

Participate in weekly private lessons with Dr. John Brawand in addition to masterclasses, available to those performing in SDSU-Civic Symphony
Perform in SDSU String Ensemble
Perform in SDSU-Civic Symphony
Perform in SDSU Jazz Ensemble
For more information including auditions and scholarships, please contact Dr. John Brawand or call the Music Department at 605-688-5187.