NKU String Project

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!

2014–2015 Offerings:

Enrollment is open!
Click HERE to register online or call 859-572-7737 to register via phone.

Please note that tuition prices do not include instrument rental, parking, or concert t-shirt.

2014–2015 Start Dates:

Opening Meeting and Instrumental Rental:
Sat. Sep 13, 2014, 10:00–11:00 a.m., Greaves Concert Hall, (All youth and adult classes)
At the Meeting: The meeting will go over policies, schedule, etc.
Instrument Rental: The instrumental rental portion will include instrument sizing and rental through Antonio Violins. New students need not do anything (instrument-wise) prior to the meeting (unless it is not possible to attend the meeting). Current student should bring their current instrument in order to get resized. Adult students DO NOT need to bring their instrument... unless you grew a few inches over the summer!

Did you miss the meeting? CLICK HERE to download the PowerPoint notes! CLICK HERE to download the t-shirt order form.

First Class:
Youth Classes: Wed. Sep 17, 2014
Adult Classes: Sat. Sep 20, 2014


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
Prerequisite: none

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
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: 4:45–6:15 p.m.
Tuition: $150 for String Project Students*; $300 for Non-String-Project Students
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.

*A String Project Student is defined as a student who has taken a least one year of an NKU String Project class immediately prior to enrolling in Sinfonietta Strings.

Non-String Project audition scheduling is open for the 2014–2015 season:

  • Fri. Aug 22, 2014, 4:00–7:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Aug 23, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Click here to schedule your audition online or call the Music Preparatory Department at 859-572-7737.



Ages 18+
Saturdays: 10:00–12:00
Tuition: $150 for the entire academic year
Prerequisite: none (no previous musical experience is necessary!)


Ages 18+
Saturdays: 10:00–12:00
Tuition: $150 for the entire academic year
Prerequisite: Completion of Level 1 Adult Class or permission of String Project Director

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