Oxford String Project

Oxford String Project (OSP) is the new addition to the Oxford Children’s Chorus. The OSP’s mission is to teach strings to students from 3rd through 6th grades. In addition to the string classes and rehearsals, the String Project students will receive basic musicianship skills to facilitate their ability to read, write, sing, and harmonize. The OSP concert will highlight players’ beautiful tone, musical, and technical abilities.

The string classes and rehearsals are designed to teach strings in an enjoyable, active and stimulating environment under the guidance of Dr. Selim Giray, Director of Orchestral Studies. The orchestra rehearsals will take place on Tuesdays from 4:00–5:15pm in the Music Building at Ole Miss.

FAQ

What music does OSP learn and perform?
We study the fundamentals of string instruments, and learn to perform within a string ensemble. OSP performs beginning to intermediate string repertoire, selected from a rich library of exciting and fun string music.

What happens at OSP rehearsals?
The general plan is:
3:50  String students arrive and sign in
4:00  Tuning
4:10  Technical studies (scales and Strictly Strings method book
4:30  Repertoire
5:15  Dismiss

What happens at the OSP audition?
All students in the OSP will complete the audition described above for the OCC. They will then be fitted with a string instrument, and fill out paperwork to check it out. We will go over instrument care.  Additionally, they will receive their method book.

When and where does the orchestra meet?
Rehearsals are at the Ole Miss Music Building from 4:00-5:15pm, Tuesdays.

Entrance for the Oxford Children's Chorus

Enter the building at the rear door.  Click the picture to enlarge.

How much does it cost?
$40 for the Fall 2017 season for either the OCC or the OSP. We aim to be affordable for all singers.  The cost includes purchasing music and operating costs. Additional costs include a one-time vest purchase, other uniform pieces (if not already owned), and a music workbook (required for some levels).

Do you have a multi-child discount? 
We have purposely made our tuition as low as possible and do not have any other discounts available.

Are scholarships available?
A limited number of need-based, anonymous scholarships are available that are provided by donations of interested people.  Please contact us for more information.

Is it only for students in grades 3-6?
Yes.  If a singer or string-player is not in these grades and wishes to participate, please contact us and we will consider each singer on a case-by-case basis.

Are we rehearsing TONIGHT, even though the weather is bad?
We will always rehearse unless the University of Mississippi closes. You can check its status anytime at www.olemiss.edu/emergency/

OSP Calendar

 

See homepage for specific details and how to be involved in OSP, OCC, or both.

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