Wednesday March 4 Deep Dive Workshops

Right from the Start! Rolland Pedagogy from Bottom to Top

Hyatt Regency Orlando  -  Room Location Coming January 2020

Internationally renowned former students of Paul Rolland present movement training for all ages, instruments, and playing levels. Designed to free players from excessive tensions, Rolland movement training can be introduced right from the start and in remedial work, resulting in faster learning and ease in playing and music making.

Led by Lynne Denig, Frisch and Denig Custom-Fitted Chinrests
Abigail Albaugh, Abby Albaugh Studios 
Joanne Erwin, Rowan University
Michael Fanelli, University of Northern Iowa 
Gerald Fischbach, University of Maryland, Retired
Joanne May, Elmhurst College

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2020 Conference Sessions

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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
Private Studio ExpressFostering a Growth Mindset

It's not just our abilities and talent that bring success, but whether we approach our goals with a fixed or growth mindset. The way teachers and parents giv More...
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
GeneralThe Teaching Principles of Kató Havas' New Approach to String Playing

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
Chamber MusicChamber Music Reading Session

Bring your instrument for this interactive reading session as we play through and discuss pedagogical concepts from a curated selection of chamber music. More...
Theodore Buchholz, University of Arizona, John Vaida, Wilkes 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
K-12The Inclusive Classroom: A Look at Adaptions for Students with Orthopedic Impairments.

Through direct knowledge this session will take a look into the world of students with orthopedic More...
Kyle Case, University of Nebraska at Omaha09:45 AM10:45 AMViolinListen and Learn (60 min)Students with special needs, Diverse and inclusive classrooms
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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