Illinois State University String Project
The nationally recognized and award winning Illinois State University String Project is an after-school music program that offers low-cost instruction on stringed instruments to kids in the community. The purpose of the program is to support existing public school string programs and to provide string education to those enrolled in schools where no program is available. The ISU String Project was named the 2013 National String Project of the Year.
Click here to view this year's registration information, class schedule, and scholarship information. You can also read about our faculty and college assistants here.
String Project NEWS!
WELCOME STRING PROJECT FAMILIES!
New to String Project?
- Does your child have prior experience playing a stringed instrument and would like to join our program? Please contact Dr. Ransom at (309)438-8009 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- We will begin a new class of 3rd and 4th grade beginners Fall 2016.
Please click here for current class information on all of our classes.
Spring 2016 Important Dates
- Saturday, April 30th: Spring Semester Concert(11AM Concert Start Time)
The warm-up rehearsal schedule is as follows:
Sinfonia on stage 9:00 - 9:25 (arrive between 8:45-9:00AM)
Vivace on stage 9:25 – 9:50 (arrive between 9:10 – 9:25)
Allegro/Fairbury Allegro classes on stage 9:50 – 10:10 pm (arrive between 9:35-9:50)
Dolce/Fairbury Dolce on stage 10:10 – 10:30 (arrive between 9:55 – 10:10)
ALL CLASSES ON STAGE 10:30-10:50 to rehearse the finale
Concert begins at 11:00
- Wednesday, May 4th: Solo Recital for students enorlled in private lessons
About String Project
Students in the ISU String Project meet for weekly practice sessions under the guidance of ISU faculty, graduate, and undergraduate music majors. This endeavor is designed to bring the joy of music and playing string instruments to children in both group class and privatelesson settings. The ISU String Project started in 2001 and was named the 2013 National String Project of the Year at the National ASTA Conference in Providence, Rhode Island. The ISU String Project is a member of the National String Project Consortium, an organization committed to the development and growth of string education across the nation.
String Project Features:
- Beginning instruction for children entering 3rd or 4th grade on violin, viola, cello, or bass- No prior musical training is necessary!
- Continued instruction for students entering 4th through 8th grades. Low cost, group lessons. Partial Scholarships are available for families with financial need.
- Opportunity to enroll in private lessons.
- String Project students are generally responsible for renting their own instrument. However, we do own some instruments that are available for participant use. Please inquire.
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For more information, please contact Dr. Adriana Ransom at email@example.com or at 309-438-8009.