UNK Department of Music and Performing Arts, 380.865.8618
UNK- Nearly 30 Kearney area elementary school students participating in the String Project at the University of Nebraska at Kearney will perform a concert on Friday, Dec. 12, in the UNK Fine Arts Recital Hall.
The program, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7:30 p.m. The UNK String Project is directed by Dr. Noah Rogoff, UNK cello and double bass professor. Rachel Weinberg of Kearney is the string project teaching intern. Students participate in two, one-hour classes a week.
This is the first semester for the UNK String Project, which is sponsored by the National String Project Consortium (NSPC). Dr. Ting-Lan Chen, UNK violin and viola professor, was responsible for bringing the project to UNK.
UNK is one of 32 project sites in the nation, and the only site in Nebraska and the surrounding area. The mission of the program is to increase the number of young students playing stringed instruments by providing string education in communities where students had difficulties accessing string education.
“The program has been heavily supported in this mission by string teachers in the Kearney area, as well as community members and organizations,” Dr. Chen said.
The student instrumentalists are listed alphabetically below:
Taylor Khan Tucker