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!
HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!
We will see you all for another exciting year of String Project in the fall!
2013 National String Project of the Year!
The ISU String Project was named the 2013 STRING PROJECT OF THE YEAR! Thanks to all of the great students, parents, supporters, and teachers who have helped build our program over the years! Dr. Ransom, Dr. Lewis, and a small group of teachers traveled to Providence, RI at the end of February to receive our award at the National Conference for the American String Teachers Association! We are SO excited and proud of our program!
String Project Home Pages:
Click on any of the class names below to visit the home pages of our String Project classes:
- String Project Summer Camp | Monday - Friday, July 29 - August 2nd
- Camp begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at noon. On Friday, the students will present a concert from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
For more dates, visit the Calendar & Documents Pages.
*Please note: The Illinois State University String Project will always follow the official Illinois State University academic calendar.
If your child's school is not in attendance on a certain date, please refer to the official ISU academic calendar or the official ISU String Project Google Calendar to see if String Project classes will still be in session.
Faculty and Staff News:
Congratulations to Ms. Abbi Cash on receiving the ASTA Student Exemplary Service Award! She is the first recipient in the nation to receive this great honor!
Former String Project Teacher News:
- Congratulations to Ms. Carrie Schrader on her new position as High School Orchestra Director and Suzuki Strings Instructor with the Pekin School District!
- Congratulations to Ms. Cleaton on her new position as head orchestra director at Cooper Middle School in Cobb County, Georgia!
We wish them all the best in their future teaching endeavours!
About String Project
ISU’s String Project is currently in its eleventh year. Students 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 and private settings. The ISU String Project was named the 2013 National String Project of the Year at the National ASTA Conference in Providence, Rhode Island.
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. Scholarships are available.
- Opportunity to enroll in private lessons.
- String Project students are responsible for renting or purchasing their own instrument (violins rent for approximately $15 per month).
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.
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For more information, please contact Dr. Adriana La Rosa Ransom at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 309-438-8009.