Texas State String Project
Welcome to the Texas State String Project!
In-person Wednesday group classes are canceled on March 25, April 1 and April 8. Classes will resume April 15, pending university operations.
In-person private lessons are canceled through April 12 and will resume on April 13, pending university operations. We encourage private teachers and String Project families to make a plan to resume private lessons via an online format (Skype, FaceTime, or sending recordings and feedback) after Spring Break.
Take care and stay well, everyone!
The Texas State University String Project proudly offers affordable string instruction for children in the San Marcos area. We invite students in grades K-8 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 full program consists of 12 weekly group classes and 10 private lessons during each of the university's long semesters, from late August to late April each year with a winter break.
Group classes meet on Wednesday afternoons, 5:30-8:00 p.m., at the Texas State University School of Music, on the following schedules:
5:30-6:30 - Beginning Suzuki classes
5:30-6:45 - Suzuki Ensemble classes
5:30-6:45 - Beginning Orchestra
6:45-8:00 - Maroon, Gold, and Advanced Orchestras
Private lesson schedules are coordinated individually with your private teacher.
As it is our mission to support public school string programs, all String Project students must also be enrolled in their school orchestra program, if one exists for their grade level.
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Beginning student registration for our 2019-2020 program is now closed. Students with at east one year of previous string playing experience are invited to join us n January - please contact our office for registration and placement.
Our classes fill quickly and students on our waiting list receive priority. You may join our waiting list at any time to receive priority registration. Students who are already on the waiting list will be contacted in May with a potential offer of enrollment. General registration begins in June for the following fall. Parents interested in our K-2 Suzuki classes are especially encouraged to join the waiting list.
Beginning students may only join our program in at the beginning of the fall semester (late August). Students with at least one year of experience may audition to join at the beginning of a semester, in either late August or mid-January.
For more information, please explore our website, download our program information materials, and feel free to contact us with any questions.
Upcoming String Project Concerts
Spring 2020 Concert – Wednesday, April 29, details TBA
Due to lost rehearsal time, our Spring Concert is now rescheduled for Wednesday, April 29 evening and will be an "informance" with students presenting their works-in-progress. More details to come!
Our semester-end concerts are held in the Performing Arts Center Recital Hall, at the intersection of University Drive and Moon Street on the Texas State University campus. Paid garage parking is available on the Edward Gary Street Garage - click here for more information. Nearby street parking is also available.
Texas State Youth Outreach Showcase 2020 – Monday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Due to university closures, this year's Youth Outreach Showcase is canceled.
Our annual Youth Outreach Concert is held in Evans Auditorium on the Texas State University campus. Click here for driving directions. Parking for visitors is available for $5 at the "pay-and-display" kiosk in the garage.
Admission to our concerts is always free and everyone is welcome. Please join us!
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 and the proud recipient of a 2018-19 NAMM Foundation/National String Project Consortium Grant!