We begin again…

It’s Fall 2021 and hopefully, you’ve had a rejuvenating summer and time to reflect or deflect from last year. You may notice that we have a new logo and an amazing updated website. As we look towards the future of music education the NSPC board and I have updated our goals and Vision for the next five years. Even amongst the trials and tribulations that last year brought us, I truly feel that we emerged stronger as a String Project community. Our collaborations showed us all that we have some incredible future teachers who are resilient, creative, and tech-savvy. As we enter the fall semester with students in person or perhaps still in a virtual world, I hope that our String Project community will continue to encourage strength and fortitude for our music communities. We will have two fall virtual events to continue our collaborations. More information is in the news section. 

As the board and I continue to endeavor to create ways to support our String Project community, I would like to welcome our three new board members- Stephanie Myers (UT El Paso), Tzeying Wu (U of Kentucky), Kelsey Nussbaum (U of Washington). 
The board also voted to create two student advisory positions on our board. Current String Project teachers are welcome to apply to this one-year position. Click here for details and the application

On a personal note, I wanted to share that I am starting a position this fall at Miami University in Ohio. As I prepare to teach future educators, I am ever-mindful of the influence we have on shaping our future teachers. What we do matters and how we continue to share our experiences is vital to the future of music education. 

Take care and be well, 
Elizabeth (Beth) Reed, Ph.D. 
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