Young musicians invited to participate in String Project
The music department at Missouri State University invites all first, second and third-grade students wanting to learn the violin, viola or cello to its String Project. The String Project will have its first meeting 4 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Rountree Music Room, 1333 E. Grand.
“We are pleased that the program continues to serve area pupils and helps our students gain practical experience,” said Dr. David Hays, professor of music.
Started in 2005, String Project is in its eighth year. Instrumental classes for Rountree students will meet at 3:45 p.m. and non-Rountree students at 4:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays after the first informational meeting. Classes will follow the regular academic calendar.
In addition, returning students will attend classes at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts on Mondays and Wednesdays at 4:15 p.m.
Elizabeth Johnston, long time orchestra instructor for Springfield Public Schools, will serve as the master teacher, with MSU music students providing instruction. String Project students also have the opportunity to participate in recitals in December and May showcasing what they have learned.
Tuition is $80 per semester, and students must obtain an instrument and one music book. For more information, contact Hays.
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