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Welcome to the UNC String Project

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Welcome to the UNC String Project! Have you ever thought about playing a string instrument? Do you like the sound of beautiful, smooth strings playing? Or maybe you like when strings are fast and crisp and exciting? If so, you’re in the right place! Please look through the information below to learn more about string instruments and how our program works. Please contact Dr. Fulcher if you are interested in joining our beginning ensemble at Lindsay.Fulcher@unco.edu

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What We Do at the String Project

  • Give students the opportunity to learn and perform string instruments! We teach the violin, viola, cello, and double bass. All of these instruments provide students opportunities to play music in ALL genres and styles!
  • Provide a variety of learning experiences to students as young as 4th grade.

    Students enrolled in the String Project will participate in two weekly rehearsals. As the student moves to more advanced levels, they will also receive private lessons.

  • Make music with friends in string ensembles!
  • Have a great time!

Why should I join the String Project?

  • Learning a string instrument and playing in an educational orchestra teaches students responsibility and teamwork while developing positive relationships with their peers.
  • Students develop both cognitive and physical abilities while learning instruments, not just musical abilities.
  • Many studies show a link between instrumental music education and success in school subjects like language and mathematics.  

What do current String Project students say?

What are lessons like?

What instruments can I learn?

There are four instruments in a string orchestra and they are all taught in the UNC String Project: Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass! Watch the “Be Part of the Orchestra” series below to learn more about each instrument.

What should I do next to get involved?


Register Now

Complete a registration form to join us this semester!


Contact Us

Email Dr. Lindsay Fulcher for more information.


  • If you are a brand new beginner on this instrument, you will be in our Largo Ensemble. We charge a $100 participation fee each semester ($100 for the whole school year) to pay the teachers in your weekly ensemble rehearsals. 
  • If you already play a string instrument and are coming to us for an extra opportunity, please complete the registration form and Dr. Fulcher will be in touch with which ensemble is best for you, and what the participation fee is.
  • More information about ensembles and fees can be found here.

No student will be turned away because of financial need. Please contact Dr. Fulcher with concerns about fees and instruments.

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