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Fall 2013 Letter to Parents

The IUP String Project is now accepting applications for the Fall 2013 semester. Below is information for getting your child enrolled.

The IUP String Project is a program that provides string students in the Indiana area with an opportunity to take private lessons after school. The IUP String Project is designed to support and enhance the string programs already in the schools. The teachers are string majors and minors from the IUP Music Department who are studying to be string teachers. As part of this teacher training program, IUP students receive pedagogical training and supervision from the IUP String Area faculty—Dr. Linda Jennings and Dr. Stanley Chepaitis—and Master Teacher Swana Chepaitis.

Each student will receive 12 weekly individual lessons during the semester. Lessons will be held at Cogswell Hall on the IUP campus. Lessons will commence the week of February3 and will conclude with a recital on the morning of Saturday,May 3, at 10:30 a.m. Your teacher will work with you to find a time that is mutually agreeable.

Please keep in mind that, in order to support the string programs in the schools, only those string students currently enrolled in their school string programs (where available) are eligible to participate in the IUP String Project.

This semester, the String Project will once again offer four ensemble and orchestra classes at the end of the semester—free of charge. These fun, interactive sessions provide students with a wonderful opportunity to work with other students at similar age and ability levels in further development of musical and technical skills as well as ensemble skills. All students are encouraged to attend. You will receive specific information and dates the first week of lessons.

Specific information about fees for the Spring semester can be found on the application form. Tuition may be paid in two installments. An initial payment is required by January27 with the application form. The remainder of tuition is due March1, 2014. To sign up for lessons in the IUP String Project, fill out the enclosed form and mail with your initial fee to the IUP String Project by January 27. Once we receive your application, your assigned teacher will contact you the week before February 3 to get a weekly lesson time scheduled.

We look forward to working with you and your child this year. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Dr. Linda Jennings
Associate Professor of Music/Director of the IUP String Project
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Department of Music
213 Cogswell Hall, Indiana PA 15705