String Project

The String Project

The University of Massachusetts Lowell String Project is a vanguard music education and community engagement initiative housed in the UMass Lowell Music Department that provides music instruction to students from throughout the Merrimack Valley. While learning to play stringed instruments, students discover how music can build positive relationships with their peers and within the community.  The String Project is a member of the National String Project Consortium, which is composed of 42 other String Projects located at major universities around the country.


Founded in 2001, the UMass Lowell String Project continues to play an integral role in our region.  First, we provided high-quality stringed-instrument instruction and creative music classes to Lowell Public School students.  Second, we encourage participants to cultivate a lifelong love of the performing arts. Third, Project participants will experience firsthand how music builds positive relationships with peers and the community.  Fourth, the Project offers University students the opportunity to become effective music educators while equipping them with the necessary experience and skills required of community leaders.