String Wizards is a, collegiate level, inter-discipline, social entrepreneurship experience edited for a secondary school setting.  There are three course outcomes:  

  • to learn violin repair, and 
  • to manage the business side of a music and arts service organization dedicated exclusively to inner city chamber and symphony orchestras, and
  • to publicize shop output, and create for themselves an opportunity to practice and simultaneously acquire résumé writing skills and college essay collateral.    

Shop time is divided between violin repair and creating promotional material for a digital word.  Sample grant inquiries and guest speaker invitations are sent to major Chicago arts foundations and others requesting mentorship--not funding.    Responses have been positive and more are planned.