William Preucil, who has served nearly 20 years as the concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra, maintains a busy performing schedule but always has found time to help nurture the next generation of classical violin players. That includes student violinists at Furman, where Preucil has spent the past seven years serving as a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Violin. He comes to the campus four times a year to meet with violin students, coach two student string quartets and perform public concerts. Preucil was featured in The Greenville News prior to his most recent performance with the Furman music faculty.
Furman’s music program is recognized as one of the best and most comprehensive in the nation among liberal arts colleges. The department offers both the bachelor of arts in music and the bachelor of music, a professional degree with majors in performance, education, church music, theory, and composition. Both programs feature one-on-one instruction and studies in a broad range of musical genres.