Classes and Schedule | String Project

The Pacific University String Project offers a multitude of classes. Students are placed in classes based on the mastery level on their instrument. All classes are co-taught/supervised by Master Teacher Dr. Dijana Ihas.

Classes Offered in Fall 2020

Students' health and safety is our highest priority, and for that reason, we have decided to offer String Project group classes as well as private lessons online. We will conduct our classes via Zoom with students being required to attend a remote class once a week and the choice of attending the second class either via Zoom or watch pre-recorded materials. To ensure the quality of instruction, all String Project classes will be taught once a week by professional string teachers and the second class of the week by our student teachers teaching under the close supervision of professional teachers. Our semester will be shortened by two weeks and we will be offering a 15% discount.  

Beginning Class: We are planning on starting a group of new beginners for the duration of the shorter semester of five weeks (10/26/20-11/18/20). MW 5-5:45pm Fee: $35.00 for five weeks (This class will be taught by Dr. Ihas with the help of student teachers.)

Intermediate Class: This class should be taken by students who were last year in the Beginning Class and who at least play Song of the Wind. (9/15/20-11/19/20) TTh 4-4:50pm Fee: $60.00 for ten weeks (Dr. Ihas will be teaching this class on Tuesdays and student teachers will be teaching this class on Thursdays.)

Prelude Orchestra: This class should be taken by students who were last year in the Intermediate Class as well as all other students who are still in Suzuki Books 1 or 2. (9/15/20-11/19/20) TTh 5-5:50pm Fee: $70.00 for ten weeks (Dr. Ihas will be teaching this class on Tuesdays and student teachers will be teaching this class on Thursdays.)

Rhapsody Orchestra: This class should be taken by students who were last year in Prelude Orchestra as well as all other students in Suzuki Books 3 and 4. (9/15/20-11/19/20) TTh 4:30-5:20pm Fee: $70.00 for ten weeks (Dr. Ihas will be teaching this class on Thursdays and student teachers will be teaching this class on Tuesdays.)

Chamber Orchestra: This class should be taken by students who were last year in the Rhapsody Orchestra as well as all other students who are in Suzuki Book 4 and up. (9/15/20-11/19/20) TTh 5:30-6:20pm Fee: $90.00 for ten weeks (THIS IS AN AUDITION ORCHESTRA AND MATERIALS FOR AUDITION WILL BE SENT OUT IN FIRST WEEK OF AUGUST. VIDEO-RECORDED AUDITIONS WILL BE ELECTRONICALLY SUBMITTED IN THE FIRST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER.) (Dr. Ihas will be teaching this class on Thursdays and student teachers will be teaching this class on Tuesdays.)

Chamber Ensembles: This class is mainly for older students, but younger students who can read music well and would like to play in a group in which they are exposed more like soloists are welcome to take this class. (9/18/20-11/20/20) F 5-5:50pm Fee: $44.00 (Teacher for this class will be arranged soon.)

Camerata Orchestra: This is our highest level class for which students have to pass an audition. (9/15/20-11/19/20) M 4:30-6:30pm Fee: $140.00 (AUDITION MATERIALS WILL BE SENT OUT IN EARLY AUGUST. VIDEO-RECORDED AUDITIONS WILL BE ELECTRONICALLY SUBMITTED IN THE FIRST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER.) (Mr. Lawless will teach this class with the help of a student teacher.)

Guitar Beginning: This class should be taken by students who have never before played guitar. (9/18/20-11/20/20) F 4-4:50pm Fee: $44.00 (Teacher Theo will be teaching this class.)

Guitar Intermediate: This class should be taken by students who have been playing the guitar for at least one year. (9/14/20-11/16/20) M 6-6:50pm Fee: $50.00 (Teacher Theo will be teaching this class.)

Adult Class (bowed string instruments): (9/14/20-11/16/20) M 6-6:50pm Fee: $44.00 (Teacher for this class will be arranged soon.)

Private Lessons: We encourage all students except those in the Beginning Group to take private lessons with one of our well-trained student teachers. In private lessons, your students will be getting more individualized instruction which will ensure their success. The days and times for private lessons will be arranged between the teacher and the parents/students. Fee: Package of ten 30-min lessons = $100; Package of ten 45-min lessons = $150; Package of ten 60-min lessons = $200

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT LINKS WILL BE UPDATED BY EARLY AUGUST.

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT DEADLINE WILL BE SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2020.

Contact Us

Dijana Ihas, PhD | Program Director/Master Teacher
503-352-2102 | dihas@pacificu.edu