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Texas State String Project

Welcome to the Texas State String Project!

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.

Private lesson schedules are coordinated individually with your private teacher.

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.

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Welcome our new director, Dr. Sam Flippin!

The Texas State University School of Music welcomes Dr. Sam Flippin, our new Assistant Professor of String Music Education. Dr. Flippin taught orchestra in the public schools in Dallas and Houston for 11 years before completing his PhD in Music Education at the University of North Texas. He and his family recently moved to the area and are thrilled to be part of the Texas State community.

Dr. Flippin's primary instrument is cello. He has performed with artists ranging from multifacted bassist Edgar Meyer to disco legend Barry Gibb. In his spare time he like to ride his bicycle and is currently training for a cross-country bicycle tour.

String Project Media Features

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 below is a short feature produced by The University Star, the Texas State student newspaper, in our first semester of operation. Since this feature was produced, the San Marcos CISD has started a string program!

The Texas State String Project is a member site of the National String Project Consortium and the proud recipient of a 2018-19 NAMM Foundation/National String Project Consortium Grant!