The Filipino string ensemble, known as the Rondalla (pronounced "ron-dah'-lia"), features Filipino 14-stringed instruments such as the banduria, laud and octavina, as well as the guitar and bass.  Our instruments were hand-crafted by our advisor Cliff Scherer.  14 Strings! was started in the spring of 2007 and became a registered student organization in the fall of 2008.  Members include Cornell undergraduate and graduate students as well as Ithaca community residents.  14 Strings! aims to promote cultural education both for its members and the wider communities of Cornell, Ithaca, and others through performance and cross-cultural musical and cultural collaborations with other organizations and individual musicians.

We are based at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

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