Lottery OPEN

The lottery for the 2021-2022 school year is now OPEN. The lottery will close by April 1, and you may apply at any point until that time.

The lottery is open for current and new families.

Follow the link below to read more information on the lottery and officially apply:

https://stringproject.music.utexas.edu/contact-us/student-applications/

Lottery Update

Dear Potential String Project Families and Lottery Hopefuls:

We are experiencing a slight delay with the start of our 2021-2022 Lottery because of the virtual format of beginning our school year. The lottery will officially open up by October!

Remember, you can enter the lottery any time between October and April. The time at which you enter does not affect the likelihood of being selected (selections are random).

We appreciate your understanding, patience, and flexibility!

Yearly Calendar Update

Our 2020-2021 yearly calendar has been updated on the “Calendar” page.

Please note that our fall semester will be conducted virtually. While we hope to resume in-person teaching in the spring, this is tentative and the spring semester is subject to change.

Note: Instrument returns and rentals will be conducted this month.

  • August 15: Instrument Return for families not returning to SP
  • August 22: Instrument Rental day for New families
  • August 29: Instrument Sizing day for Returning families & Rental day for Junior Cadets

Summer Update

We are getting ready for another year with String Project! A few announcements:

  • The lottery and enrollment for the 2020-2021 have closed and all families who have been selected from the lottery have been emailed. The program is now at capacity, and we thank everyone who entered. If you were not selected this year we encourage you to re-apply for the 2021-2022 school year! The lottery will open up again mid-September and will be posted on our website.
  • Current families will begin receiving weekly updates every Thursday. Be on the lookout for instructions on Instrument Returns and Rentals.
  • Our fall semester will be conducted virtually. This is to ensure the safety of all families and teachers. We hope to begin teaching in-person in the Spring, but this is yet to be determined. We look forward to seeing everyone on Zoom!

Updates on the 2020-2021 School Year

Current and Prospective String Project Families:

Due to the pandemic causing us to redesign the program for online learning during March and April, we have experienced some delays in getting current and new students registered for the 2020-2021 school year. What this means:

  • Current students: Please send in registration by May 31 so we can get an accurate count of returning students. Let Dana know as soon as possible if you do not plan on returning.
  • Prospective Students (Lottery Entrants): We apologize for the delay in lottery announcements. We we will let you know by July whether or not your application has been selected!

Classes resume January 25

Don’t forget that String Project Saturday classes resume January 25!

Private lessons will resume January 21.

Austin Chronicle: Best of Austin

The UT Austin String Project has been voted as “Best String Theory” by the Austin Chronicle! We are honored by this recognition and proud to continue supporting music and string education in Austin.

You can see the award at the following link: Austin Chronicle Best of Austin: UT Austin String Project

Juries

We will begin jury sign-ups for all students this Saturday. This is for students doing promo AND non-promo juries. Remember that you do not have to complete a jury if you are in ECE, Stepping Stones, Jr. Cadets, Sr. Cadets, and Saturday-only (unless you are hoping to promote to the next level).

In order to complete a promotional jury, you son or daughter MUST bring Position and Posture Checklist form signed and completed by their private teacher. This form can be found on the following page:

Promoting & Juries

Absence Forms

Current String Project families: you may now submit absence forms electronically! Please visit the following link to submit an absence form: https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eQCbjG9czAfXiKh

You can also find this under “Parent Resources: Documents & Policies.” Please note that although we will not continue to have physical absence forms at the Main Table, you may still print these forms from the Parent Resource Page. You may either scan and send these to the office or turn-in a physical copy on Saturdays.

Important Dates

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope you’re well! A few reminders are below.

  • New and returning families that are part of our full time instrumental program and need an instrument are welcome to stop by the Instrument Room on Saturday, August 24th from 9am to noon for instrument sizing. The Instrument Room is on the first floor of the UT Butler School of Music in Music Building East. There will be signs directing you to the Instrument Room from the main lobby. If we do not have the size you need, we can direct you to local stores. Please note: we only rent violins, violas, cellos and basses. We do not carry guitars in our inventory. 
  • Private lessons begin on September 3rd. Teachers will have their studio lists by the end of the week. You can expect emails regarding lesson scheduling beginning next week.
  • Our first String Project Saturday will be on Saturday, September 7th. A detailed message about this day will be sent later in the month.
  • The 2019-2020 calendar is own our website and can be found here: https://stringproject.music.utexas.edu/calendar/

Please let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing you all soon!

Sincerely,

Dana