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Texas State String Project

Registration for our 2023-24 program is now closed.

Thank you for your interest in the Texas State String Project! If you would like to join our waiting list for next year's program, please email stringproject@txstate.edu. We will contact families on the waiting list when information about our 2024-25 program is available, and waiting list families will be invited to register before it opens to the general public.

Welcome to the Texas State String Project!

A string teacher stands in front of a classroom as a student raises their hand.

Founded in 2010, the Texas State University String Project proudly offers affordable string instruction for children in the San Marcos area. We invite students in grades K-8 to join us for a program full of music learning and fun on the Texas State campus. The program is open to public-, private-, and home-schooled families throughout the Central Texas area.

Our full program consists of 12 weekly group classes and 10 private lessons during each of the university's long semesters, from late August to late April each year with a winter break.

Weekly group classes are held on Wednesday evenings, and private lesson schedules are coordinated individually with your private teacher. All classes and lessons are held on the Texas State University campus. 

As it is our mission to support public school string programs, all String Project students must also be enrolled in their school orchestra program, if one exists for their grade level.l.

String Project Media Features

A female string teacher assists a student conductor in directing a youth string ensemble.

Hillviews Magazine, 2020: "The Joy of Music" feature

The University Star, April 28, 2015: School of Music Program Educates San Marcos Youth

The San Marcos Daily Record, September 5, 2014 : String Project Trains Young Musicians

The video above is a short feature produced by The University Star, the Texas State student newspaper, in our first semester of operation. 

The Texas State String Project is a  member site of the National String Project Consortium, which supports string music education and provides support for String Project programs across the country. 

We are also the recipient of a 2018-19 NAMM Foundation/National String Project Consortium Grant.