In fall 2006 CRATEL launched a new initiative called Strings, Kansas! A distance-learning-enhanced program, Strings, Kansas! connects WSU School of Music string students with 4th and 5th graders in communities without string programs.
Sponsored by The Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall and by Kan-Ed, Strings, Kansas! is based on the premise that active communication between these Kansan communities and WSU's thriving music community will provide inspiration and motivation to support music for youth throughout our state.
Strings, Kansas! is based on a community learning model. As part of their own learning, WSU string students create, design, and implement the curriculum for the 4th and 5th graders. Interaction is facilitated through distance technology such as videoconferencing, blogging and email.
Strings, Kansas! WSU String Buddies
Strings, Kansas! Webcasts