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.
Summer Session, June 8-July 3 (for continuing 1st & 2nd year students)
Serving as a natural extension of MSP, this orchestra class continues the fundamentals taught in the MSP - students will simply pick up where they left off, working with their same classmates. They will build on their solid musical foundation by learning new scales and techniques, and performing orchestra and chamber music repertoire.
Classes meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5:00-6:00 PM for four weeks and will take place in MU's Fine Arts Building. There will be a final concert on Friday, July 3 at 6:00 PM in Whitmore Recital Hall.
Please register online by us by May 31, 2015. The 4-week session tuition fee is $90, due by the first Friday class.
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Summer Private Lesson Information for continuing students
Students who are interested in pursuing private lessons over the summer are encouraged to do so. This does not exclude participating in the MSP Summer Session. Lessons are available from MSP teachers either privately or through the Community Music Program. Lessons are generally given by the 1/2 hour, 3/4 hour or hour. Times are to be arranged by parents and teachers.
Contact the Community Music Program at 573-882-2605 or firstname.lastname@example.org directly at and ask for your preferred teacher.
The 4-week session tuition fee is $90, due by the first Friday class.
Please make checks payable to MU School of Music and send to:
Credit Cards: The MSP is now accepting credit card payments in person at the Community Programs office (140 Fine Arts Building) or over the phone at 573-882-2605
*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 email@example.com.
Last modified: 22-May-2015