String Project Documentary

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We are the UMass Lowell String Project, a music education non-profit located in Lowell, Massachusetts. We have been providing not only Lowell, but the Merrimack Valley with quality orchestral instruction for 15 years. We employ undergraduate music majors from UMass Lowell to work with our students as Teaching Artists, in ensembles that range from introductory classes all the way to aHigh School level orchestra. We love what we do, and we are honored to be recipients of the National String Project of the Year award, are grateful for our opportunities to work with amazing artists such as Grammy Award Winner Melissa Manchester, and are humbled by the recent commendation that we received from President Barack Obama for our contributions to the arts!

In honor of our 15 year anniversary, we are creating a documentary to showcase the extraordinary impact that the String Project has on our students and in our community. We will be stepping into the homes and schools of our students in an effort to truly understand and convey how music education enriches their life experience. 

This documentary is our chance to investigate how we, and other string projects across the country, make a difference in the lives of our students. Your contribution to our campaign helps us greatly in this endeavor, and allows us to share the story of these diligent students with the world! We have covered a large portion of the budget for the documentary ourselves through grants, but your donation to this campaign will help us make this documentary exceptional. 

This project will not only allow us to understand how music education impacts our students, but will help us examine the benefits of music education as a whole. We are planning on showing this film in Lowell and hopefully at festivals around the country.

This project is about our students. It is about music education. It is about how the arts can help shape and develop our nation's youth into incredible artists, scientists, journalists, mathematicians, or anything else that they choose to pursue. The arts are an integral part of a child's schooling, and are often the first thing to be cut when a district finds themselves in financial uncertainty. We want this documentary to show why music is beneficial, and how it is essential to a developing mind.

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