Ended Friday, December 1st, 2017 at 2:51 AM
Total Donation Goal $3,990 $2,220.00 Funded
This campaign has ended. If you made a donation, thank you.
About this Campaign
After another successful year last year, the String Project is
back again! Your gifts will help students purchase or rent an instrument and
The String Project is an after school program held twice a week at Park Middle School. The program will take place both semesters of the 2017-18 school year. This campaign helps support students who qualify for free and reduced lunch in renting or purchasing an instrument and method books. The Glenn Korff School of Music at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will provide other funding for this project.
The project is a partnership between Lincoln Public Schools and UNL. Its core mission is to provide low cost music instruction on a string instrument to elementary students from throughout the community and to address the string teacher shortage that has existed for some time in this country.
The UNL program addresses the shortage by giving college string students (primarily music education majors) more hands-on training than they would normally receive in their college career while providing third-grade students in the Lincoln Public School system an opportunity to learn to play a string instrument. Research has shown that students involved in music instruction do better academically. There is also evidence it develops leadership skills, character, self-discipline, and raises school attendance rates.