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String Project Internships

The WSU Department of Music offers several paid teaching internships each year for undergraduate string players majoring in music education or performance.  Interns teach class lessons in their major instrument, perform in recruiting and outreach concerts, and learn about all aspects of string pedagogy under the guidance of a master teacher.  

String Project internships require approximately 11 hours of supervised teaching and preparation time each week; compensation is $3,000 for the academic year.  Classes are held in Old Main on Tuesday evenings after school hours and on Saturday mornings, with an additional seminar meeting one afternoon a week.  Participation is renewable for up to three years, and interns generally stay with the same group of young students during that time so that students and instructors grow together.                                                                                   

String Project @ Wayne was honored as 2011 String Project of the Year by the American String Teachers Association. As a member of the National String Project Consortium, the String Project is one of about 40 similar programs at universities across the country. The program has been funded by grants from the NAMM Foundation, the D'Addario Foundation, the Hitachi Foundation, Fifth-Third Bank, and WSU's Office of the Vice President for Research.  

For more about String Project@Wayne, visit their Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/WayneStateUStringProject  or their website at: www.music.wayne.edu/stringproject <http://www.music.wayne.edu/stringproject>

How to apply                                                                  

Internship auditions / interviews for Fall 2012 will begin in late March once Department of Music admission auditions are complete.  Prospective String Project instructors must complete the online internship application <http://www.music.wayne.edu/files/spinter_app_f11.pdf>  for interview consideration; successful applicants will then be invited to schedule an interview appointment.  Contact Prof. Laura Roelofs <mailto:llroelofs@att.net?subject=String%20Project%20Internships>  for more information about internship eligibility.