Student advisory board members

The NSPC board welcomes two newly appointed positions to the board this year. Jane Kathryn Hucks and Amanda Murphy will join the student advisory board for the 2021-2022 school year. We look forward to hearing the voices and instilling leadership in our student board members. Congratulations!

Learn more about our NSPC student advisors:

Jane-Kathryn Hucks, originally from Spartanburg, South Carolina first began playing violin as a 5th grader and has continued for the past 16 years. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina where she received a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education and was a member of the USC Symphony Orchestra, the Ambedo String Quartet, president of USC’s ASTA student chapter, and a teacher at the USC String Project. Upon graduation, Jane-Kathryn taught middle school orchestra for 3.5 years in South Carolina gaining experience as an orchestra director while also teaching general music and music for students with exceptionalities. Jane-Kathryn currently serves as a graduate student and teaching assistant at Texas Tech University where she is a fellowship recipient, pursuing a Master of Music Education degree, and is a lead teacher at the TTU String Project.

Amanda Murphy is excited to be part of the National String Project Consortium board this year. Amanda is a senior music education and violin performance major at Marywood University and has been working with String Project since her first year at Marywood. She instantly fell in love with the program and the unique opportunities it provides to both the String Project students and the undergraduates of the institution. Amanda also participates in Marywood’s String and Wind Band Celebrations, NAfME chapter, and the Tutti Ensemble. Her work in String Project and other organizations cultivate her love for music education every day, and “I could not be more thankful for this opportunity to continue to grow as an educator through the student advisor position on the National String Project Consortium Board.”