September 9, 2016
WHAT: Texas Tech University’s String Project is hosting TUNE-IN!, an informational open house for Lubbock fourth-graders interested in learning to play a string instrument, and their parents.
The String Project, designed to provide opportunities for students to receive musical instruction on the violin, viola, cello or double bass at a reduced cost. Members at the open house will answer questions, play their instruments, register participants and help the children try out a variety of string instruments.
Pizza will be served. Families are invited.
Interested families also can register for the String Project online by Sept. 16. Tuition is $90 a semester ($50 for students eligible for free or reduced lunch) and includes class instruction two days a week and one private lesson.
More information on the String Project and the performances with which students will be involved, including a concert with Trans-Siberian Orchestra co-founder Mark Wood, can be found on its website.
WHEN: 4:30-7 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 13)
WHERE: Band hall (Room 010), Texas Tech School of Music, 18th Street and Boston Avenue
The Texas Tech University 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 by Texas Tech.
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.