Welcome to the Texas State String Project!

The Texas State University String Project proudly offers affordable string instruction for children in the San Marcos area. We invite students in grades K-5 to join us for a program full of music learning and fun on the Texas State campus. The program is open to public-, private-, and home-schooled families throughout the Central Texas area.

Our program consists of weekly group classes and private lessons during each of the university's semesters.  Group classes meet on Wednesday afternoons, 5:30-6:45 p.m., at the Texas State University School of Music. Private lessons are scheduled in cooperation with your private teacher.


New Student Registration for 2015-16 is closed.

This year our classes filled quickly, particularly our K-2 classes and violin slots in all classes. For the 2016-17 year we will be filling our classes primarily from our waiting list, which you can join by clicking here.

Beginning students may only join our program in at the beginning of the fall semester (late August/early September) but students with at least one year of experience may audition to join at any time.

For more information, please explore our website, download the our current year brochure below, and feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

2015-16 Brochure

Upcoming String Project Concerts

Texas State Youth Outreach Concerts are presenting a free collaborative concert on Tuesday, March 22 at 6:00pm in Evans Auditorium. Students from the Texas State String Project will perform, along with students from the Texas State Mariachi Infantil and Hill Country Youth Chorus.

Our Spring 2016 String Project Concert will be on Sunday, April 24 at 2:00 p.m. in Evans Auditorium.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Please join us! Click here for driving directions to Evans Auditorium.

String Project Media Features

The University Star, April 28, 2015: School of Music Program Educates San Marcos Youth

The San Marcos Daily Record, September 5, 2014 : String Project Trains Young Musicians

The video above is a short feature produced by The University Star, the Texas State student newspaper, in our first semester of operation. Since this feature was produced, the San Marcos CISD has started a string program!

The Texas State String Project is a member site of the National String Project Consortium.