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Texas State String Project

Welcome to the Texas State String Project!

Registration for our 2019-2020 program is NOW OPEN!  New and returning students may REGISTER HERE. Spaces for beginning students are limited, so please check the top of the form for availability before you register. If you are new to our program but your child has previous string playing experience, please contact our office for class placement details. 

If interested in joining in a future year, please click here to join our waiting list.

The Texas State University String Project proudly offers affordable string instruction for children in the San Marcos area. We invite students in grades K-6 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 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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Please explore our website to learn more about the Texas State String Project.

Our classes fill quickly and students on our waiting list receive priority. You may join our waiting list at any time to reserve a space. Students who are already on the waiting list will be contacted in June with a potential offer of enrollment. Parents interested in our K-2 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


String Project Fall 2019 Concert: Saturday, November 23 at 2:00 p.m.String Project Spring 2020 Concert: Saturday, April 25 at 2:00 p.m.

This year our semester-end concerts will be 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.

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.