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Oxford Children's Chorus
Oxford Children's Music Camp

Oxford String Project

The mission of the Oxford String Project (OSP) is to teach strings to elementary school children. In addition to the string classes and rehearsals, 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.


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.

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

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