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Meet the Directors

Dr. Ames Asbell, Director

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Dr. Asbell is Associate Professor of Viola at Texas State. She administers the String Project program, including registration and payments, teacher assignments, attendance, events, etc.

Dr. Karla Kamelin, Master Teacher

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Dr. Hamelin is Senior Lecturer of Cello at Texas State University. She provides string pedagogy training, teaching support, and feedback for String Project teachers and assists teachers and students in weekly group classes.

Dr. Sam Flippin, Program Support

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Dr. Sam Flippin is Assistant Professor of String Music Education at Texas State University. He provides teacher observations, assists with instrument issues, and assists students and teachers in weekly classes .

Adriana Carrillo Ramirez, Assistant Director

Ms. Carrillo Ramirez is currently pursuing a  Master of Music in Violin Performance degree at Texas State. She assists with program organization, including inventory, email, and a broad variety of administrative tasks.