National String Project
Posted by on October 6, 2008
National String Project Consortium Seeks Applications for New Teacher Training Program Sites
Deadline: November 17, 2008
The National String Project Consortium (http://www.stringprojects.org/) is a coalition of String Project sites based at colleges and universities across the United States. The NSPC is dedicated to increasing the number of children playing stringed instruments, and addressing the critical shortage of string teachers in the U.S. The NSPC is affiliated with businesses, foundations, professional music organizations, and individuals who support these goals.
The consortium seeks to help support the creation of up to ten more String Projects which will be centers of excellence in the training of string teachers around the country. Each center will receive up to five years of grant support from the NSPC, to be matched each year by $10,000 from the host college. The grant money would be reduced over the five-year period in order to encourage the String Project to increase its number of students in order to become self-sufficient. The university’s match may include the income from the fees charged for the lessons and classes, and it may include in-kind expenses such as secretarial help for running the program.
Please visit the consortium Web site for complete background information and program guidelines.
For additional RFPs in Arts and Culture, visit: http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_arts.jhtml
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