About Us

Urban Strings Columbus (USC), founded in 2007, was created to recruit and support under served minority youth to play string instruments. In 2018, USC earned  501 3c status. 


Urban Strings Columbus is organized in three tiers that allow students to experience string performance from the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. The three levels include:


Quarter Notes: Beginning students who have played their instruments for 1 – 2 years and are yet developing their techniques

Half Notes: Intermediate musicians who are more familiar with their instruments, yet not ready to perform at an advanced level.

Premier Group: Advanced musicians who have played their instruments for three or more years who can perform advanced string literature.


USC is pleased to showcase our string program along with our talented student musicians who attend public, private, charter, and parochial schools throughout Central Ohio. Having performed for audiences all across the country, Urban Strings Columbus is committed to continually bring inspiration to audiences everywhere. We look forward to performing for you, as we are motivated by the phrase


“Have strings – will travel”.