School of Music

The String Project: 3rd-12th Grade

Violin, Viola & Cello

Classes for 3rd-6th and 7th-12th Graders | Contact: Sarah McKelvie, smckelvie@tntech.edu

2017-2018 Online Registration Opens August 1st


Founded in 2015, The TTU String Project exists to provide area children with an early introduction to music and excellent string instrument instruction.

Individual Attention & More

  • Classes focus on the specific technique required for each individual instrument.
  • Small class size ensure that each student gets the individual attention needed to excel on the string instrument.
  • All string students participating in the project have an ensemble experience each week; combining all of the small instrument groups. This combined ensemble will be led by the master teacher.

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(Registration for 2017-2018 Opens August 1st)


Beginning - Intermediate Classes | Grades 3-6

Classes meet on Mondays at either 3:45-4:30pm OR 5:30-6:15pm (select preference of small ensemble time when you complete the online registration)

  • The large group class for beginner/intermediate students meets from 4:30-5:30pm.

Advanced Ensemble Class | Grades 7-12

Mondays, 6:30-7:30pm | Co-directed by Dan Allcott & Sarah McKelvie

  • Advanced Ensemble requires a placement audition.
  • Auditions will be held Mon., August 21 from 5:30-7:30pm in the Bryan Fine Arts Building at 1150 N. Dixie Avenue in Cookeville.
  • All students auditioning for placement in the Advanced Ensemble must be in 1) in Grade 5 or higher; 2) play at a Suzuki Book 2 level or higher; and 3) read music well.
  • Auditions will consist of a short excerpt and brief sight reading excerpt (these will be sent by email after registration)
  • For more information, please contact Sarah McKelvie, smckelvie@tntech.edu.

7th & 8th Graders...

  • Who are finishing Suzuki Book 2 and up, may also take a small group class with the String Project from 5:30-6:15pm.

9th - 12th Graders...

  • May participate in the Advanced Ensemble ONLY; and should be playing at a Suzuki Book Level 3 and up.

More About the String Project

The String Project, originally geared to 3rd through 6th grade students from across the region, has grown to include an advanced class for 7th through 12th graders. The String Project classes are on Monday afternoons (12) during the Fall and Spring semesters.

Each week, under the guidance of the Tennessee Tech faculty master teacher of the project, the students will work in small instrument groups led by Tennessee Tech music education string majors/students.

The String Project is a collaboration between Tennessee Tech, The Bryan Symphony Orchestra, and Putnam County Schools.