String Project@Wayne Named 2011 String Project of the YearApril 11, 2011
The American String Teachers Association (ASTA) has awarded Wayne State University's String Project@Wayne its String Project of the Year. Associate Professor of Music and Director of String Project@Wayne, Dr. Laura Roelofs, traveled to Kansas City in March to accept the award. String Project@Wayne is one of 35 national String Projects. Now in its third year, it enrolls more than 140 area children in grades 3-7 who take lessons on violin, viola, cello and bass from Wayne State Music majors. Each semester culminates with a free performance featuring String Project students at Orchestra Hall. The next public performance is Saturday, May 14.
Roelofs reflects on the commitment of the interns and students, "Everyone involved with String Project@Wayne is very excited that ASTA has recognized the fantastic potential of this program. Rather than a reward, I see it as a challenge for us to become even better; we're committed to making WSU a center for excellence in string teaching
String Project@Wayne is a member of the National String Project Consortium and supported by grants from the NAMM Foundation, the d'Addario Foundation, the Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, and WSU's Office of the Vice President for Research.
Find out more about String Project@Wayne: music.wayne.edu/stringproject/index.html
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