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String students in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music will make their National Public Radio debut on WQXR’s “Young Artists Showcase” on Wednesday, April 3, at 9 p.m. The entire show will be dedicated to their live performances. 

WQXR is New York City’s only classical music radio station, broadcasting live on 105.9 FM. “Young Artists Showcase” is a weekly radio show that since 1978 has sought out and displayed the talents of young emerging artists. It is hosted by Robert Sherman, who is well-known to radio listeners and also presided over WQXR's “The Listening Room.” Among the countless artists who have been heard on “Young Artists Showcase” in the earliest stages of their careers are violinists Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Joshua Bell, and Chee-Yun; cellist Matt Haimovitz; and pianist Orli Shaham. Episodes are archived on the program’s website.

In addition to lessons and classes designed for undergraduate and graduate string performance majors, the Setnor School of Music’s strings area, housed within the Department of Applied Music and Performance, offers guitar classes for beginners and private lessons on guitar, harp, and all orchestral string instruments for intermediate and advanced students from all majors across campus.