NKU String Project

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The NKU String Project is part of the nationally recognized National String Project Consortium. The NKU String Project was founded in 2012 and is proud to offer quality string-music instruction at an affordable price. Classes are taught and overseen by the Director, three Master Teachers, and six Teaching Assistants, making us a program like no other!

2015–2016 Offerings:

Online registration begins on July 1, 2015
Click HERE to register online or call 859-572-7737 to register via phone.

Please note that tuition prices do not include instrument rental or parking. Uniform fees for the respective classes are available below.

2015–2016 Start Dates:

First Classes:

Youth Classes (Prelude, Intermezzo, Sinfonietta:
Saturday, September 12: meeting for new youth students, sizing and instrument rental for new students, instrucment resizing and upgrades for returning youth students. Returning students who do not need a resize need not attend. The first day of instruction is Wednesday, September 16, 2015.


Teen/Adult Classes:
Saturday. Sep 12, 2015 or Tuesday, September 15, 2015

YOUTH CLASSES

PRELUDE CLASS
Level I Beginning Class

Ages 8–11
Wednesdays: 4:30–5:15 p.m. AND Saturdays: 10:00–10:45 a.m.
Tuition: $110 for the entire academic year + $10 t-shirt uniform fee (students must purchase a new t-shirt every year)
Prerequisite: none

INTERMEZZO CLASS
Level II Intermediate Class/Orchestra

Ages 9–13
Wednesdays: 5:30–6:15 p.m. AND Saturdays 11:00–11:45 a.m.
Tuition: $130 for the entire academic year + $10 t-shirt uniform fee (students must purchase a new t-shirt every year)
Prerequisite: Students must meet one of the following:

  • Completion of NKU Prelude Class
  • Permission of String Project Director AND audition

 Sinfonietta Strings
Level III Orchestra

Ages 10–15
Wednesdays 5:00–6:00 p.m. AND Saturdays 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Tuition: $150 for the enitre academic year + $10 t-shirt uniform fee (students must purchase a new t-shirt every year)

Prerequisite: Students must meet on of the following:

  • NKU String Project Students: Completion of at least one (1) year of Intermezzo Class AND successful audition
  • New Students: Successful entrance audition (non String Project Student tuition applies): (1) 2-octave C, D, G scales, (2) solo piece of choice that demonstrates the student's ability (Suzuki Book II or higher), (3) sight reading. To schedule an audition, please call the Music Preparatory office at 859-572-7737.

TEEN and ADULT CLASSES

LEVEL I TEEN/ADULT CLASS

Ages 13+
Saturdays: 10:00–12:00
Tuition: $150 for the entire academic year
Prerequisite: none (no previous musical experience is necessary!)

Structure: this is a 10-week course that teaches the fundmentals of playing a stringed instrument (including music reading). After the 10-weeks, students merge into the Teen or Adult Orchestra (depending on age).

TEEN ORCHESTRA

Ages 13–18
Tuesdays: 5:00–6:00
Tuition: $150 for the entire academic year + $25 polo shirt uniform fee (a one-time purchase; student may use the shirt for multiple years)
Prerequisite: Completion of Teen/Adult Level I class or equivilent experience.

ADULT MULTI-LEVEL ORCHESTRA

Ages 18+
Tuesdays: 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Tuition: $150 for the entire academic year + $25 polo shirt uniform fee (a one-time purchase; student may use the shirt for multiple years)
Prerequisite: Completion of Teen/Adult Level I class or equivilent experience.

Contact Us: 859.572.PREP (7737)  musicprep@nku.edu