Paul Katz

Cellist,New England Conservatory

Mark O'Connor

American classical and multi-genre violinist and composer

Merry Peckham

Cellist, Cavani String Quartet


The NSPC is proud to partner in changing our world for the better through string-music education with the following affiliates:

Artist Advocates

A growing number of well-known solo performers, chamber musicians, orchestral musicians, and performers in contemporary and alternate styles are choosing to become NSPC Artist Advocates. Each recognizes and supports the work of the National String Project Consortium and its member String Project universities. Each believes in our mission of educating the next generation of string teachers in order to help pass on our cultural heritage to the future. We appreciate their support and advice, and are proud to introduce them to you here.

Mark Wood

Electric Violinist

Founder, Wood Violins

Ian Swenson

​San Francisco Conservatory of Music


​The National String Project Consortium is grateful to our generous supporters.