Missouri String Project
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The Missouri String Project has been a part of the Columbia community since 1973. The Project has a two-fold mission – to prepare University music students for their future as public school and private teachers, and to introduce 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students to music by giving them the opportunity to study the violin, viola or cello. MU music education and performance majors serve as teachers, and receive instruction and guidance from MU viola professor Leslie Perna, the Director of the MSP. Young students are provided instruction through group lessons and string chamber orchestra rehearsals, and perform their own concerts each semester. These students benefit from inexpensive yet extensive instruction from excited and energetic teachers, while teachers who participate get invaluable hands-on teaching experience in a supervised atmosphere of learning before they graduate to jobs in the public schools or begin their own private teaching studios. Dozens of teachers from the project have found the experience invaluable as they pursue a career in teaching, as well as in their day to day professional lives. Hundreds of young students have begun their musical lives with the MSP, and many still play today.
Monday Classes • 4:10-5:00
Wednesday Classes • 4:10-5:00
Friday String Orchestra • 5:10-6:00
All Group lessons take place in the Fine Arts Building.
String Orchestra takes place in Loeb Hall
2013 MSP concert • Sunday, December 8th at 3:00 pm
Free parking is available behind the Fine Arts Annex (lot WC-6) on Mondays and Wednesdays, and beside Loeb Hall on Fridays
$180 per semester*, due the first Friday class.
Checks, made payable to the Missouri String Project, or cash are accepted. The MSP enrollment form and your payment will reserve a place for your child in the MSP. Therefore, this fee is non-refundable.
*We keep our costs very low, and are able to offer an outstanding fee. Students receive 1 group class and 1 orchestra class per week, plus the final concert and possible private lessons for this one low fee. The Missouri String Project is self-supporting, and this fee pays our hard-working teachers.
We'd like to hear from you! If you have any questions, please contact us by calling 884-4939 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last modified: 06-Nov-2013