February 4, 2001
CSUS strings together future musicians
Thanks to a National Endowment for the
Arts grant, California State University, Sacramento is offering
affordable and quality violin, viola and cello instruction
to local 4th and 5th grade students. Informational meetings
are 6 and 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6 at Capistrano 321.
The CSUS String Project is currently seeking 30 students from
the ages of 9 to 11 to participate in the spring semester
program. Thomas Tatton, a nationally know sting educator from
the Stockton area, will teach students the fundamentals of
music performance. Students are accepted on a first come,
first served basis.
CSUS cello professor Andrew Luchansky prepared a successful
proposal last summer bringing a substantial NEA grant to CSUS.
The prestigious grant is designed to offer string instruction
to community children while providing teaching experience
to string music education majors at CSUS. This grant is awarded
to only 23 universities nationwide, with CSUS the only university
in California to receive the grant.
The String Project began last year with teaching 49 elementary
students the fundamentals of music performance. The season
concluded with a concert in December featuring all the students
in an ensemble for their parents.
Parents of prospective students and the students themselves
are required to attend one of the Feb. 6 meetings. Classes
will begin on Wednesday, Feb. 13. For more information contact
the CSUS String Project at (916) 278-6558 or Tomas Tatton
at (209) 952-9367.
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