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String Project

The String Project is a flagship program that provides affordable, carefully-structured lessons in violin and cello for children in the second-through-eighth grades, taught by the dedicated and talented School of Music undergraduate and graduate teacher trainees.

Our mission is to:

  • Create a partnership by providing accessible string education and mentorship for the community and teaching experience for School of Music students who may be pursuing a career in string education
  • Provide our participants with an opportunity for musical enjoyment and education through the study of stringed instruments
  • Encourage the personal development of our participants by providing them with an outlet for self-expression in a structured environment
  • Encourage student leadership in our participants' school music programs
  • Share our accomplishments within the community, acting as a supplement to the current string programs in the school systems, or as a substitute string program for children who do not have access to a program

The String Project at Sacramento State is administered by master teachers Judy Bossuat and Tim Stanley.


Fall 2021 Info

Hello and welcome to the Sacramento State String Project! We are going forward with in-person learning this semester. We will meet Mondays and Wednesdays starting Wednesday, September 15 at 4:45 PM in Capistrano Hall, rooms 223 and 227. We have a parent meeting on Monday, September 13 at 6:00 PM in room 223.

COVID-19 safety measures:
All children and their parents will be required to be masked while inside Capistrano Hall. As visitors to the campus, we ask that you comply with a full nose and mouth covering.

Thank you for your interest in String Project!

REGISTRATION FORM

CONTACT
Email: tstanley@csus.edu
Office Phone: (916) 752-5176.

Calendar

Monday, September 13, 6:00 PM - Parent Meeting - Capistrano Hall, room 223

CONCERT – MONDAY DECEMBER 13, 2021 – 7:00 PM at Sac State – Children arrive at 6:00pm

FALL 2021 Schedule Location
Wednesday, Sept. 15 - 4:45pm-5:35pm (no Robla) Sac State
Sat., September 18 - 9:00 AM (Robla Students only) ROBLA
Monday, Sept. 20 - 4:45-5:35pm Sac State
Wednesday, Sept. 22 - 4:45 PM-5:35 PM Sac State
Sat., September 25 - 9:00 AM (Robla Students only) ROBLA
Monday, Sept. 27 - 4:45 PM-5:35 PM Sac State
Wednesday, Sept. 29 - 4:45 PM-5:35 PM Sac State
Sat., October 2 - 9:00 AM (Robla Students only) ROBLA
Monday, Oct. 4 - 4:45 PM-5:35 PM Sac State
Wednesday, Oct. 6 - 4:45 PM-5:35 PM Sac State
Sat., October 9 - 9:00 AM (Robla Students only) ROBLA
NO CLASSES WEEK OF OCT. 11  
Monday, Oct. 18 - 4:45 PM-5:35 PM Sac State
Wednesday, Oct. 20 - 4:45 PM-5:35 PM Sac State
Sat., October 23 - 9:00 AM (Robla Students only) ROBLA
Monday, Oct. 25 - 4:45 PM-5:35 PM Sac State
Wednesday, Oct. 27 - 4:45 PM-5:35 PM Sac State
Sat., October 30 - 9:00 AM (Robla Students only) ROBLA
Monday, Nov. 1 - 4:45 PM-5:35 PM Sac State
Wednesday, Nov. 3 - 4:45 PM-5:35 PM Sac State
Sat., November 6 - 9:00 AM (Robla Students only) ROBLA
Monday, Nov. 8 - 4:45 PM-5:35 PM Sac State
Wednesday, Nov. 10 - 4:45 PM-5:35 PM Sac State
Sat., November 13 - 9:00 AM (Robla Students only) ROBLA
Monday, Nov. 15 - 4:45 PM-5:35 PM Sac State
Wednesday, Nov. 17 - 4:45 PM-5:35 PM Sac State
Sat., November 20 - 9:00 AM (Robla Students only)
ROBLA
Monday, Nov. 22 - 4:45 PM-5:35 PM Sac State
Monday, Nov. 29 - 4:45 PM-5:35 PM Sac State
Wednesday, Dec. 1 - 4:45 PM-5:35 PM Sac State
Sat., December 4 - 9:00 AM (Robla Students only)
ROBLA
Monday, Dec. 6 - 4:45 PM-5:35 PM (dress rehearsal) Sac State
Wednesday, Dec. 8 - 4:45 PM-5:35 PM (group rehearsal) Sac State
Sat., December 11 - 9:00 AM (Robla Students only)
ROBLA
CONCERT – MONDAY DEC, 13 – 7:00 PM
Sac State

About Our Program

Since 2001, the String Project has been training students and teachers in the joys of playing and teaching stringed instruments. The String Project is a quintessential model of service-learning, allowing both undergraduate and graduate students the chance to learn new skills, think critically, and test their roles as professionals while offering low-cost instruction in stringed instruments to area children of all social strata. Learn more about the String Project via the National String Project Consortium.

Contact

String Project needs your support!
Email Director Andrew Luchansky at: aluchansky@csus.edu

Or mail contributions to:
Sacramento State School of Music
ATTN: String Project
6000 J Street • MS 6015
Sacramento, CA 95819

Please make your check payable to University Foundation at Sacramento State or UFSS for short.

String Project students

Project Benefactors

westervelt logoThe Sacramento State String Project would like to thank Westervelt Ecological Services for their generous donation in support of the 2020-2021 fiscal year. Their support allows us to continue providing quality string education and mentorship for Sacramento youth despite the hardships brought by COVID-19. We are truly grateful for their partnership.

The Sacramento State String Project is made possible each year through the generous support of many individuals and organizations including: Sacramento State Associated Students Incorporated (ASI), String Letter Publishing, the Robla School District, Twin Rivers School District and the National String Project Consortium.

String Project students