April 5, 2019

The Community String Project Youth Orchestra,under the direction of Alicia Ruggiero, earned a rating of "Superior" at this year's RI Music Educator's Orchestra Festival held on April 1 at South Kingston High School.  Each year orchestras from across the state perform f...

January 7, 2019


CSP students with their teacher Alicia Ruggiero performed at InkFish Books in Warren on Saturday December 22. The performers were great and the shoppers enjoyed the musical ambiance. Thanks to Christine Manchester for arranging this performance.

December 11, 2018

On Saturday, December 8 from 3-4 PM the Community String Project Youth and Advanced Adult String Orchestras performed for a packed house at Blithewold in Bristol.  It was a lovely event and the performances were fantastic.  Follow this link to a video of the adult...

November 30, 2018

Please join us in congratulating Mikayla Ricks and Lucien Chidester for  being selected to participate in this year's RIMEA All-State Orchestra.  These CSP students will rehearse with other top music students from around the state and present a concert at Veteran's Aud...

May 19, 2018

On May 19, Community String Project had 16 Youth Orchestra students participate in the RI Music Educator's Solo and Ensemble Festival held at RI College.  Each student prepared a solo or ensemble piece and performed for a professional teacher/musician for assessment....

May 15, 2018

On May 4 the Brown University Chorus, under the direction of Fred Jodry, performed Rachmaninoff's "Vespers" at the First Congregational Church in Bristol. It was a fantastic performance and all proceeds went to benefit CSP. Also thanks to Pastor Burton and the First Co...

May 9, 2018

On May 9 the Bohemian Quartet presented an evening of music at St. Mary's Church on Wood Street in Bristol along with the CSP Youth Orchestra and Adult Students.  This was preceded by a spaghetti dinner at the church.  Here is a short clip of one of the pieces that the...

February 11, 2018

On Sunday, February 11, the Community String Project held their second annual Donor Thank You party to thank the donors and volunteers that have supported us both monetary and with their friendship over the past year.  Our host was Wendela Jiskoot who opened her lovely...

January 4, 2018

In part 2 of his series, "Striking a New Chord: A 15-Week Journey To Learning An Instrument," RIPR’s Morning Host Chuck Hinman continues to follow a group of adults learning to play string instruments for the first time.

For the full article and to hear this broadc...

November 7, 2017

In his multi-part series, "Striking a New Chord: A 15-Week Journey To Learning An Instrument," RIPR’s Morning Edition host Chuck Hinman follows his progress as a beginning cellist in the Community String Project's Adult Beginning Ensemble.  For the complete article and...

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