Kristen Pelligrino, ASTA Liaison

University of Texas San Antonio

Mark O'Connor

American classical and multi-genre violinist and composer

Bruce Wood

Anchorage School District

Dijana Ihas

Pacific University

Staff, Board, Supporters, Affiliates, and Artist Advocates.

Eugene Dowdy

University of Texas San Antonio

Our Team

Neil Lilien

Meisel Music, Inc.

Madeleine Crouch, Management Associate

Madeleine Crouch & Co., Inc.

Amy Gillingham, Executive Director

Northern Kentucky University

Ian Swenson


San Francisco Conservatory of Music


Sophie Till

Marywood University

Merry Peckham

Cellist, Cavani String Quartet

Robert Jesselson

University of South Carolina

James Przygocki, Past Board Chair

University of Wyoming

Judy Bossuat-Gallic

Bossuat-Gallic Music

Sacramento State University

Artist Advocates

A growing number of well-known solo performers, chamber musicians, orchestral musicians, and performers in contemporary and alternate styles are choosing to become NSPC Artist Advocates. Each recognizes and supports the work of the National String Project Consortium and its member String Project universities. Each believes in our mission of educating the next generation of string teachers in order to help pass on our cultural heritage to the future. We appreciate their support and advice, and are proud to introduce them to you here.

Amy Gillingham, Executive Director

Northern Kentucky University

Mark Wood

Electric Violinist

Founder, Wood Violins

James Byo, Program Evaluator

Louisiana State University.

David Lusterman

String Letter Publishing

Marin Community Music School

Madeleine Crouch & Co., Inc., Management Association

National String Project Consortium


The National String Project Consortium is grateful to our generous supporters.

Paul Katz


New England Conservatory


The National String Project Consortium Board is comprised of members from across the United States. Many members serve as faculty at universities/colleges and are associated with a String Project site. The board is also fortunate to have members from the music industry as well.

Daniel Mason

University of Kentucky

Adriana La Rosa Ransom, Board Chair

Illinois State University


The NSPC is proud to partner in changing our world for the better through string-music education with the following affiliates:

John-Morgan Bush, Secretary/Treasurer

University of Massachusetts Lowell