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String Project receives grant

The Texas State University String Project has been awarded a National String Project Consortium (NSPC) – National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation grant. One of five String Project sites across the country to receive funding, the TXST String Project will use this $3500 award over two years for TXST student intern-teacher wages and enable the purchase of equipment that will enhance their effectiveness and teacher education.

“The National String Project Consortium, in it’s 20th year, continues to build excellence in future string music educators across the county as well as provide string instruction to communities that seek enrichment in the arts,” said Dr. Elizabeth Reed, Executive Director of NSPC. “We value the NAMM Foundation’s continued generous support of our mission to further increase the value of string music education across the country.”

Studio teacher award

Texas State violin professor Dr. Lynn Ledbetter  has been named the recipient of the 2016-17 American String Teachers Association – Texas Chapter “Phyllis Young Outstanding Studio Teacher of the Year Award”.  The award was announced at the Texas Orchestra Directors Association Convention in July and will be presented during the 2017 Texas Music Educators Convention in San Antonio in February.

The award, begun in 2006, is named for Phyllis Young, Professor Emeritus of Cello and String Pedagogy at the University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music.  Young was director for 35 years of the UT String Project, which has provided an important stepping stone for thousands of young musicians, including Ledbetter, who began her first violin studies there at the age of four.