Brookings Registry | SDSU String Project taking students

BROOKINGS — The South Dakota State University School of Performing Arts has received a grant from the South Dakota Arts Council to continue a unique program that offers orchestral string instrument lessons to second, third and fourth graders.

In the program, musicians from the SDSU Orchestra teach students how to play their choice of violin, viola, or cello. Students returning from the String Project will continue to prepare for enrollment in the thriving program at Brookings Schools.

Students receive 24 lessons over the year plus a group ensemble experience, all for a $150 registration fee. Musical instruments are not provided.

Research shows that it is best for a student to participate early in learning a stringed instrument. Optimal benefits occur in mental development when involved in the creative process. Learning to read music is often compared by experts as the equivalent of learning a foreign language.

Student enrollment applications can be acquired by contacting Andie Star, Special Projects Coordinator, at 605-688-5188 or by email at [email protected] Applications will be accepted until Friday and classes will begin on September 6.

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