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This program is funded by a grant from the National Association of Music Merchants, the NAMM Foundation.

Providing practical hands-on training to undergraduate SFA students in the School of Music, the SFA Strings Project is a member of the National String Project Consortium, whose mission is training tomorrow's string educators while providing string lessons to the community.

Violin, viola, cello or bass

Music Preparatory Division students entering the program will enroll in the beginner class. You'll be assigned an instrument, either violin, viola, cello or bass, according to your interest and the master teacher's recommendation.

Class structure

The SFA Strings Project is offered in different levels. All first-year students will enroll in the beginner class, regardless of existing skill level. A master teacher will model instruction and lead the first class of the semester. SFA students will teach the remaining classes under the master teacher's guidance.

Students from every school district in Nacogdoches County and surrounding areas are welcome to participate. Class size is limited to 12 students.

Beginner class for new students

The beginner level is for first-year students and closely follows the model of public school orchestra programs.

Class sessions:
Jan. 25 to May 3
5:30 - 6:15 p.m. Thursdays
Wright Music Building, Room 170
View tuition and registration information

Intermediate class for current students

Basic skills like posture, hand position, intonation and tone production are refined. Students will be introduced to UIL-grade repertoire and have the opportunity to join the Philharmonic Orchestra.

Class sessions:
Jan. 25 to May 3
4:30 - 5:15 p.m. Thursdays
Wright Music Building, Room 170
View tuition and registration information

Registration information

SFA Strings Project tuition: $85 for the semester

Register and pay online


Music Preparatory Division

Office hours:
1 - 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Physical Address:
Music Prep House
3028 Raguet St.
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13043, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962