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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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