The String Project offers lessons in violin, viola, cello, and double bass to public school age students of our community and serves as a teacher training program for UNT undergraduate string education majors. Approximately one hundred students and ten undergraduate teachers participate each year. Grants obtained through the American String Teachers Association helped begin and sustain the program over the past nine years. Each year in September second grade-age students are recruited to begin their studies. Students rent instruments from local music stores and pay a $125 annual fee to the University. Students have one lesson each week at the University. For additional information contact Alyssa Hedenstrom (firstname.lastname@example.org), University of North Texas College of Music - String Project Administrative Specialist.
String Orchestra Summer Camp
The string orchestra summer camp is offered each summer during the month of June. Elementary, middle school and high school orchestras rehearse under the direction of guest public school teachers. Music theory and history are also taught as a part of the program. Approximately one hundred and twenty-five student and six teachers participate. For additional information contact Karrell Johnson (Karrell.Johnson@unt.edu) University of North Texas College of Music – Orchestra Camp Director.