August 30, 2001
NEA grant has sweet ring for area kids
So you're about 9 to 11 years old and
you seriously want to learn how to play the violin, viola
or cello but can't find an affordable program. What do you
do? Or perhaps you're a music education major and need practical
teaching experience but can't locate adequate rehearsal space,
yet alone afford to rent a symphony of wind instruments. What
Thanks to California State University, Sacramento cello professor
Andrew Luchansky, the University's music department was recently
awarded a substantial National Endowment for the Arts grant
to offer low cost string instruction to Sacramento-area children.
The grant will also cover costs to provide teaching experience
to string music education majors.
The prestigious grant has been awarded to only 23 universities
nationwide, with CSUS being the only school in California
to receive the award. It will provide $10,000 a year for the
next five years.
The University hired Thomas Tatton, a nationally recognized
string music educator from the Stockton area, to teach and
coordinate the program called the CSUS String Project.
The CSUS String Project is now seeking 60 interested 9- to
11-year-olds to participate in the program that begins this
fall. Students will be accepted on a first come, first serve
Prospective students and their parents must attend one of
two informational meetings to participate in the program.
The meetings are at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 10 and Wednesday,
Sept. 12 in Capistrano Hall Room 209. For more information
call (209) 952-9367. Media assistance is available by contacting
the CSUS public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.
further information send E-Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or
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