September 9, 2015
The Texas Tech University String Project will hold “TUNE-IN!,” an informational open house from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 15 in Room 010 of the Band Hall in the School of Music (18th and Boston) for interested Lubbock-area fourth-grade students and their parents.
The String Project is designed for students to receive instruction in stringed instruments at a reduced price. All instructors are music and music education majors at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Instruction is offered on the violin, viola, cello and bass.
At the open house, students and their parents will have the opportunity to try out instruments, hear a concert and register for the program. Instrument dealers will be present to size and rent instruments to students. There will be free pizza at the event.
The String Project was established in 2001 in part with the National String Project Consortium and the American String Teachers Association. The program was initially funded by a three-year grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education with matching contributions from Texas Tech. Now the program is funded by student fees and contributions from Texas Tech.
The deadline for fall registration is Sept. 18. Tuition is $90 for the semester and includes instruction in group class two days a week, two private lessons and the official Texas Tech String Project T-shirt. Registration forms, tuition information and more can be found online at the String Project website or follow them on Facebook.
The School of Music is part of the J.T. and Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts.
With more than 500 students, the size is ideal for creating larger ensembles as well as ensuring individual attention with private study.
Faculty includes a performing specialist on all band and orchestral instruments as well as piano, voice, organ, harp and guitar, and specialists in conducting, composition, electronic music, music education, musicology, world music and music theory.