Merry Peckham

Cellist, Cavani String Quartet


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

Paul Katz


New England Conservatory

Adriana La Rosa Ransom, Board Chair

Illinois State University

Elizabeth Chappell

University of North Texas


Robert Jesselson

University of South Carolina

Madeleine Crouch, Management Associate

Madeleine Crouch & Co., Inc.

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.

Bill Lee

William Harris Lee, Inc

Ian Swenson


San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Amy Gillingham, Executive Director

Northern Kentucky University

Staff, Board, Supporters, Affiliates,
‚Äčand Artist Advocates.

Eugene Dowdy

University of Texas San Antonio

Sophie Till, Secretary/Treasurer

Marywood University

Tim Stanley

Sacramento State University

Sid King, ASTA Liaison

University of Louisville

Madeleine Crouch & Co., Inc., Management Association

James Przygocki, Past Board Chair

University of Wyoming

Bruce Wood

Anchorage School District


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


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.

Amy Gillingham, Executive Director

Northern Kentucky University

Mark Wood

Electric Violinist

Founder, Wood Violins

Mark O'Connor

American classical and multi-genre violinist and composer

Christine Russell, Program Evaluator

University of Akron.

National String Project Consortium

Dijana Ihas

Pacific University