The Illinois State University String Project fall classes will begin Thursday, September 10 with a Zoom info night for new students to the program. This session will take place at 6:30 p.m. and includes the opportunity to meet the teachers and learn about the instruments.

String Project provides many different options for students who are interested in pursuing excellence in string playing. Group classes are offered to students in 3rd through 8th grade, modeled on the public school string class experience. Private lessons are also offered to students beginning in their third year of study.

Classes offered include:

  • Dolce (Beginning class, for 3rd and 4th graders)
  • Allegro (second year class, typically 4th-6th graders)
  • Vivace (Mixed intermediate, typically 5th-8th graders)
  • Sinfonia (Mixed intermediate-by audition, typically 5th-8th graders)
  • Private lessons are offered to Vivace and Sinfonia students (Sinfonia students are required to take private lessons, either through String Project or another local teacher.)

Placement auditions for students new to the program (except beginners) and students wishing to audition for Sinfonia will take place on Friday, September 11.

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The award winning after-school music program offers low-cost instruction on string instruments to children in the community, supports existing public school string programs, and provides a string education to children who are homeschooled or enrolled in schools where no string program is available. Students in String Project meet for weekly group classes under the guidance of ISU faculty, graduate, and undergraduate music majors. String Project also provides valuable teacher training experience for ISU’s string majors who serve as teaching assistants.

For more information visit the ISU String Project website or e-mail Dr. Katherine Lewis. Follow the String Project on Facebook.