UGA String Project
Hugh Hodgson School of Music
250 River Road
Athens, GA 30602-7287
(706) 542-2894

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History of the String Project

The first String Project was formed at the University of Texas at Austin in 1948. However, the University of South Carolina String Project, formed in 1974 in an effort to foster a culture of string education in the metro Columbia area and train future string educators, has been the foremost national model for String Project sites funded by national grants.

Over sixty years later, one String Project has evolved into thiry-five String Project programs at universities across the nation. The National String Project Consortium is a non-profit organization associated with ASTA (American String Teacher's Assocation) and other music organizations.

String Project serves a dual purpose: first to promote string education, and second to provide teaching experience for future string educators before entering the school setting. String Project teachers receive a stipend to encourage them to participate in the program, but the greatest motivator is a passion for music and a strong desire to share that passion with children.

String Project teachers are undergraduate and graduate music majors who are supervised by a master teacher. The UGA String Project is administered by a director and associate director.

More information about String Project can be found at the National String Project Consortium website.












All Registration is now online!


Fall: returning students by August 25
new students by Sept. 3

Spring: by January 1

Clarke County School District students who qualify for free
or reduced price lunch are eligible for full tuition wavers
and the use of an AthFest instrument while enrolled in the UGA
String Project. Please register online and pay the $5 registration
fee indicating in the comment box that you have filled out the
appropriate form with the school district and have been approved
for free or reduced lunch.