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The KSU String Project is the perfect combination of a model  that includes both service and learning. It allows undergraduate music education majors to gain hands-on experience while still in school, allowing them learn various teaching skills and helping them to develop as professionals.  It also allows students of the community to participate in group string classes ahead of their school music program training in strings/orchestra.

The KSU String Project was founded in 2012, as an idea originated by KSU’s former Director of Orchestras, Dr. Michael Alexander.  In the Fall of 2012 KSU appointed its first string music education professor, Dr. Charles Laux and he was also appointed the string project’s director. In 2016, Christopher Thibdeau was appointed as the new string music education professor and now leads the program.

The philosophy of the String Project is to provide a quality music experience for students while maintaining the affordability of instruction and to train the next generation of string music educators for the 21st century.