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It Takes a Village...

Imagine being a child again and experiencing the world by making music. You would make that music for yourself and to share with others. It could be your friend when you were sad, or it could be a way to share your joy and energy with everyone you loved. That's what we do in the UMass Lowell String Project, and your monthly gift will provide critical support for the instruments, teaching staff, programming, and scholarships that are vital to our students' success. By becoming a sustainer of the UMass Lowell String Project, you place a violin, viola, or cello in the hands of a child who has a growing passion to make music.

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The String Project depends on sustainers like you who understand the value that music learning brings to a child's life: the opportunity for safe self-expression, the vital life skills learned, and the incredible opportunity to make and build positive relationships with others in music. You are also investing in the future of music education as the String Project trains a new generation of orchestra teachers, our university students, who will one day bring this music to a classroom of their own. It's a win-win situation, and your tax-deductible gift is deeply appreciated by all.

When you click the donate now button on this page, you will be redirected to our secure donation page on the UMass Lowell Office of University Advancement website where you can choose to join our family of sustainers or make an easy one-time donation. On behalf of all the students and staff of the UMass Lowell String Project, thank you for your support. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please feel free to contact us directly by email:

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Project Funding

We are grateful for the past and / or current support of the following organizations:

  • Government Support:
    • Massachusetts Cultural Council
  • Corporate Sponsorship:
    • Johnson String Instrument
    • Yamaha Inc.
  • Foundation Support:
    • The James G. and Carolyn Birmingham Foundation
    • The Richard K. and Nancy L. Donahue Foundation
    • The Hamilton Company Foundation
    • The Progin Foundation
  • University Support:
    • UMass Lowell College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Office of the Dean
    • UMass Lowell Department of Music
    • UMass Lowell Center for Arts and Ideas
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