Press Release, Fall 2014

by Charles Laux on August 8, 2014

KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY STRING PROJECT
PRESS RELEASE, AUGUST 2014

The KSU String Project is a university/community outreach program that provides an opportunity for 4th and 5th grade students (as of the 2014-2015 academic year) to receive group string instrument instruction at an affordable price. The available instruments are violin, viola, cello, or string bass.

The String Project classes meet each Tuesday from 3:30-4:45 PM at Pitner Elementary School and follow a semester-based schedule that fits within the Cobb Schools and Kennesaw State academic calendars. The program is divided into two levels: Prelude Strings is intended for beginning students, and Overture Strings is for students with approximately one year of playing experience. Students acquire basic technical skills on their instrument, ensemble playing skills, and learn to read music in a nurturing, fun environment.

The String Project not only serves the community, it provides undergraduate music education students the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on teaching experience under the supervision of master teacher Susan Brown, and director Charles Laux, Assistant Professor of Music Education at Kennesaw State University.

An informational meeting and “Instrument Petting Zoo” will take place on Tuesday, August 19 at 3:30 PM at Pitner Elementary School. The meeting will acquaint students and parents with the KSU String Project program, discuss instrument rental, and allow students to get “hands on” to try out the different instruments. The event is open to the public. Classes begin on August 26.

Details about the String Project, a, including photos and videos of are available at http://www.kennesawstringproject.org. Online registration for fall semester is open!

Should you have questions please contact Mr. Charles Laux at claux@kennesaw.edu or 470-578-6553.

Note to parents:  Please pass this press release on to any interested friends, families, or media outlets!

Sincerely,

Charles Laux, Director

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