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?
Enrollment for our next beginning class for 3rd or 4th graders will reopen in the Fall of 2015.
Does your child have prior experience playing a stringed instrument and would like to join our class? Please email Dr. Ransom at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a placement audition. Our next placement audition date is Friday, January 23rd, beginning at 4pm. Please go to this link to sign up.
Please click here for current class information on all of our classes. For fall semester dates, visit the Calendar & Documents Pages.
January Sinfonia Auditions
Sinfonia Auditions for Spring Semester will be held on Friday, January 23rd, beginning at 4:15 PM. Please go to this link to sign up. To view the Sinfonia audition requirements, visit the Sinfonia class page under Current Classes or click on the Sinfnoia class tab below.
The 2015 String Project Spring Concert will be held on Saturday, May 2nd, at 11:00 AM. The concert will be held in the ISU Center for Performing Arts.
The warm-up rehearsal schedule is as follows:
Sinfonia on stage 9:00 AM - 9: 20 AM (arrive between 8:45-9:00AM)
7th/8th grade orchestra piece on stage 9:20 - 9:30 AM (arrive by 9:15)
Vivace on stage 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM (arrive between 9:15 - 9:30)
Allegro/Fairbury Allegro on stage 9:50 AM - 10:10 AM (arrive between 9:35 - 9:50)
Dolce/Fairbury Dolce on stage 10:10 AM - 10:30 AM (arrive between 9:55-10:10)
All students on stage 10:30 AM - 10:50AM
The concert begins at 11:00AM. Seating will not begin until 10:50AM.
String Project Class Home Pages
Click on any of the class names below to visit the home pages of our String Project classes:
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 generally responsible for renting their own instrument. However, we do own some instruments that are available for participant use. Please inquire.
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 email@example.com or at 309-438-8009.