Wednesday March 4 Deep Dive Workshops

ASTA National Conference Teachers' Orchestra

Hyatt Regency Orlando  -  Room Location Coming January 2020

Join us for a day of community music-making and relationship-building through the art form that we all love! This enjoyable pre-conference session will feature a full day of interaction with colleagues through string orchestra rehearsals and a planned culminating informal performance. The day of planned rehearsals will include rehearsal technique strategies and conversation with lots of playing and musical interaction. Participants will gain new insights and rehearsal techniques while rehearsing and playing the repertoire. It will be an active day!  Teachers are encouraged to exercise your primary or well-developed secondary instrument skills for this event. Repertoire will include pedagogical compositions, arrangements, and eclectic styles, as well as great standard repertoire. Music will be distributed one month before the conference so participants can prepare ahead of time. Instruments will be available upon request. Performance attire will be “business casual.”

Led by Scott Laird, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics 

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Private StudioLife Skills 101: Projects to Instill Independent Learning, Wellness, Creativity, Curiosity and Practice Habits

Are your students stuck in a mental, physical, or creative rut? Do they s More...
Katherine Lewis, Illinois State University09:45 AM10:45 AMAny/AllListen and Learn (60 min)Wellness, Building or maintaining a school program or studio ; Practice techniques
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Dr. Kathleen Carter, Northwestern University Music Academy09:45 AM10:15 AMAny/AllExpress Talk (20 min)Research related to pedagogy and performance, Pedagogy; Training future string educators and performers
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How to prevent and eliminate tensions and anxieties and gain freedom and ease in string playing.
Karen Normandia Davy, Humboldt State University, Linda Gaines, Florida Orchestra, Dijana Ihas, Pacific University09:45 AM10:45 AMViolinListen and Learn (60 min)Pedagogy, Performance
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Theodore Buchholz, University of Arizona, John Vaida, Mansfield University09:45 AM10:45 AMViolin; Viola; Cello; Double BassLearn and play (60 min)Chamber Music, Literature/repertoire
GeneralWork-Life Balance: Strategies for Constructing a Healthy Life

Music careers do not fit the traditional model of an 8 hour work day. Rehearsal. Classes. Students. Parents. Administrator More...
Blair Williams, Texas Tech University, School of Music, Rachel Dirks, Kansas State University, Liz Dinwiddie, Ashley Hall School, Lindsay Fulcher, University of Northern Colorado09:45 AM10:45 AMAny/AllListen and Learn (60 min)Wellness, Engagement; Training future string educators and performers
K-12"Not By Repertoire Alone": Tackling Technique through Systematic Supplementation

This session will explore ways to avoid the trap of teaching only the concert pieces by using both a co More...
Carrie Lane Gruselle-Gray, Appleton Area School District , Retired, Michael Trowbridge Trowbridge, Prince William County Schools, Retired09:45 AM10:45 AMViolin; Viola; Cello; Double BassListen and Learn (60 min)Rehearsal techniques, Engagement; Standards based learning
Private StudioMusic by Black Composers: A Treasure Trove for Expanding Your Repertoire

A group of renowned performers and educators will lead a tour through classical music by composers of African d More...
Rachel Barton Pine, Concert Violinist, Recording Artist, Nicole Cherry, Marian Anderson String Quartet, Dr. Quinton Morris, Seattle University Dr. Gregory Walker, University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Juliet White-Smith, The Ohio State University09:45 AM10:45 AMViolin; Viola; CelloLearning Lab (120 min)Literature/repertoire, Chamber Music; Training future string educators and performers
Eclectic StylesRockestra: Let’s Get Rock’n!

Are there students in your school who play rock instruments but are not in a traditional music class? Those students will want to get Rock’n after you impl More...
Shelby Montgomery, Polk County Public Schools09:45 AM10:45 AMViolin; Viola; Cello; Double Bass; Classroom GuitarDemonstration group – (60 min)Eclectic Styles (fiddle, rock, jazz, world music, etc.), Pedagogy; Rehearsal techniques
K-12Sharing Our Secrets: Higher Order Thinking

In this panel and demo group session, presenters will share tips and secrets that promote higher order thinking in the orchestra and string c More...
Scott Laird, North Carolina School of Science and Math, James Palmer, Allatoona High School09:45 AM10:45 AMAny/AllDemonstration Group (60 min)Rehearsal techniques, Engagement; Performance

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