Summer Strings Program Returns to Porterville College this Summer

Porterville College is pleased to announce that the 2016 Porterville Summer Strings (PSS) program for students, 4th through 12th grades will once again be held July 24-29.

Now in its eighth year, the Porterville Summer Strings Workshop is a collaborative effort between the local branch of the American Association of University Women, student faculty from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, the Porterville College Music Department, the Porterville Unified School District, and local musicians and supporters who have generously given their time, talents, and resources to provide a low-cost, challenging, and rewarding opportunity for local music students to improve their skills. The idea for the program began in summer of 2008 in Porterville, California, where a former townie brought home a vision for its music students.

The purpose is to provide a high quality, inexpensive five-day musical workshop for violin, viola, cello and bass players. This opportunity is again being sponsored by Porterville American Association of University Women (AAUW) and Porterville College, with instruments available from Porterville Unified School District. It is the intention of this workshop to provide extraordinary experiences for all willing and qualified students. The week will include musical technique, small group lessons, same instrument ensembles, piano theory and several recitals.

The student’s cost for the workshop is $35, if enrolled by June 3. After June 3 until June 13, the cost is $40. After June 13, the cost is $50. Cost includes breakfast, lunch and snacks. Guest artists’ recital is July 26 at Porterville College. Final recital is July 29 at Pioneer Middle School.

To register call Pam Aucutt at (559) 781-1732, Marilyn Pankey at (559) 782-1724 or Sandra Williams at (559) 781-4939. For more information visit

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