The mission of the UA String Project is to provide Music Education undergraduate and graduate students the experience of real classroom teaching. While teachers gain experience, students in the Tucson community are able to study music with future professionals. The String Project is dedicated to the partnership of teaching and learning in music. This outreach program is designed to inspire and foster creativity among young musicians and cultivate a learning environment to enable the development of future string teachers.
The String Project is directed by Dr. Theodore Buchholz and taught by undergraduate, masters, and doctoral teaching assistants and music education majors. While future teachers gain experience, students in the Tucson community are able to study music at a low or no cost. The String Project enables local elementary school students to study a stringed instrument (violin, viola, cello or bass) through group lessons and ensemble rehearsals