Record enrollment for the KSU String Project!

by Charles Laux on September 1, 2015

The KSU String Project is proud to announce that nearly 110 students will be learning to play a string instrument this semester, marking the highest enrollment in the organization’s short history! In addition to Dr. Charles Laux, director, and Ms. Susan Brown, master teacher, there are a total of twelve string music education majors from Kennesaw State University that have been given the opportunity to teach and assist with String Project classes.

The String Project’s expansion efforts have been encouraged by the leaders of Marietta City Schools. Dr. Emily Lembeck, superintendent, and Dr. Dayton Hibbs, Assistant Superintendent have been extremely enthusiastic and supportive of the additional new host site at the Marietta Center for Advanced Academics (MCAA). Dr. Jennifer Hernandez, principal of MCAA, has been very welcoming and helpful in getting the word out to her teachers, parents and PTA members. The String Project is very thankful for the opportunity to serve the students in Marietta!

In addition to the Marietta expansion, the String Project has also partnered with Reach For The Stars, a nationally-funded grant program that provides after school enrichment activities for students in the Cobb County Public Schools.  Reach For The Stars has funded two additional KSU String Project host sites for the addition of two new violin classes at Brown Elementary and Acworth Elementary. The KSU String Project would like to thank to Ms. Karen Scarborough for making this happen!

Finally, the KSU String Project would like to thank the D’Addario Foundation for their generous grant support and the National String Project Consortium for their continued leadership and encouragement.

It is an exciting time!

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