K–12


Teaching The IB: Fitting The Traditional Ensemble Into The IB Program
Speakers: Nichole Mayes, Troy School District, Joseph Lewin-Ziegler, Bloomfield Hills Schools
Topic Areas: Assessment, Pedagogy; Rehearsal Techniques
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Podcasting 101: Share Your Program With The World!
Speakers: Charles Laux, Alpharetta High School
Topic Areas: Technology, Entrepreneurship; Technology
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Paint By Numbers: How To Use Scale Degrees To Teach (And Learn) Improvisation
Speakers: Matt Bell, Electric Violin Shop
Topic Areas: Improvisation, Pedagogy
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Solfege Singing For Sight-Reading With Strings
Speakers: Tiffany Ou, Palo Alto Unified School District
Topic Areas: Literacy Including Aural And Ear Training, Rehearsal Techniques; Research Related To Pedagogy And Performance
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Common Technical Problems Of The Young Cello Player, And How To Fix Them
Speakers: Benjamin Whitcomb, University Of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Topic Areas: Pedagogy, Performance; Practice Techniques
Target Instruments: Cello
Content Level: Multi Level

Off The Record: Practicing With Purpose
Speakers: Katie O'Hara Labrie, Fairfax County Public Schools
Topic Areas: Practice Techniques, Rehearsal Techniques; Technology
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Bass Beyond The Book: Building Technique For The Advancing Bassist In School Orchestra
Speakers: Aaron Yackley, Spartanburg County School District 6, Mike Brosius, Dublin City School District
Topic Areas: Pedagogy, Rehearsal Techniques
Target Instruments: Double Bass
Content Level: Multi Level

Conducting Your Way Out Of A Paper Bag
Speakers: Douglas Droste, Ball State University
Topic Areas: Conducting, Literature/Repertoire; Rehearsal Techniques
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

A Comprehensive Approach To Teaching Shifting: From A (For Applebaum) To Z (For Zweig)
Speakers: Dijana Ihas, Pacific University
Topic Areas: Pedagogy, Practice Techniques
Target Instruments: Cello; Double Bass; Viola; Violin
Content Level: Multi Level

Teaching String Techniques Has Never Been So Easy
Speakers: Kirk Moss, Alfred Music
Topic Areas: Pedagogy, Practice Techniques; Rehearsal Techniques
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Differentiated Delivery For Beginners: All Students Can Succeed
Speakers: Bob Phillips, Alfred Music
Topic Areas: Diverse And Inclusive Classrooms, Engagement; Pedagogy
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Paul Rolland Pedagogy In The Orchestra Classroom
Speakers: Joanne May, Elmhurst College, Retired, Samantha May, Hawthorn Middle School South
Topic Areas: Pedagogy, Rehearsal Techniques; Training Future String Educators And Performers
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Expecto Patronum: The Charm Of Unlocking Articulations With Your Bow
Speakers: Selim Giray, University Of Mississippi, Kasia Bugaj, The Florida State University, Andrea Szarowicz, Steinbrenner High School
Topic Areas: Pedagogy, Practice Techniques; Rehearsal Techniques
Target Instruments: Cello; Double Bass; Viola; Violin
Content Level: Multi Level

Mental Health And String Education: Identifying Key Concerns Within The ASTA Community
Speakers: Rachel Dirks, Kansas State University, Tawnya Smith, Boston University
Topic Areas: Wellness
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

When The Elephant Meets The Swan: Duet Music For Cello And Double Bass
Speakers: Robert Matheson, Dixie State University, Ka-Wai Yu, Dixie State University
Topic Areas: Chamber Music, Literature/Repertoire; Performance
Target Instruments: Cello; Double Bass
Content Level: Multi Level

Tune A Fish: Teaching Independent Tuning In The Beginning And Middle School Orchestra
Speakers: Sarah Maurice, Hudsonville Public Schools, Adam Davis, Hudsonville Public Schools
Topic Areas: Rehearsal Techniques, Literacy Including Aural And Ear Training; Pedagogy
Target Instruments: Cello; Double Bass; Viola; Violin
Content Level: Beginner

Talent Knows No Zip Code
Speakers: Judy Evans, Music Foundation Of Greater Naples, Roland Forti, University of North Carolina Greensboro
Topic Areas: Building Or Maintaining A School Program Or Studio, Diverse And Inclusive Classrooms; Rehearsal Techniques
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Intermediate

Tools For Your Multi-Style Strings Teaching Toolbox
Speakers: Martha Mooke, NJCU Multi-Style Strings, David Wallace, Berklee College Of Music
Topic Areas: Training Future String Educators And Performers, Building Or Maintaining A School Program Or Studio; Eclectic Styles (Fiddle, Rock, Jazz, World Music, Etc.)
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Intermediate

Strategies For Developing Intonation In The Orchestra Rehearsal
Speakers: David Pope, Baldwin Wallace University
Topic Areas: Rehearsal Techniques, Literacy Including Aural And Ear Training; Pedagogy
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

The Universal Language—Connecting Students Around The Globe Through A Virtual Orchestra
Speakers: Jo Nardolillo, The Northwest School Of The Arts
Topic Areas: Diverse And Inclusive Classrooms, Technology
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Get 'Em In And Keep 'Em!
Speakers: Shawn Morton, Duluth High School Orchestra
Topic Areas: Recruiting And Retention Of Students, Building Or Maintaining A School Program Or Studio
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Method Book Magic!
Speakers: Sarah Ball, North Gwinnett Middle School
Topic Areas: Rehearsal Techniques, Engagement; Pedagogy
Target Instruments: Cello; Double Bass; Viola; Violin
Content Level: Multi Level

Sharp? Flat? In-Tune? Teaching Students To Tune Independently
Speakers: John-Rine Zabanal, Vandercook College Of Music, Christopher Lape, Upper Arlington Schools
Topic Areas: Pedagogy, Literacy Including Aural And Ear Training; Research Related To Pedagogy And Performance
Target Instruments: Cello; Double Bass; Viola; Violin
Content Level: Beginner

How To Access Title IV-A Funds To Expand And Strengthen Your Program
Speakers: Heather Mansell, Yamaha Corporation Of America, Education
Topic Areas: Advocacy, Administrative Support (K-12)
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Strategies For A Culturally Responsive Orchestra Classroom
Speakers: Tammy Yi, Chapman University
Topic Areas: Diverse And Inclusive Classrooms, Advocacy; Diverse And Inclusive Classrooms
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Rehearsal Planning And Sectionals: How To Get Better Quality With The Limited Rehearsal Time We Have
Speakers: Alison Gaines, University Of Nebraska Kearney
Topic Areas: Building Or Maintaining A School Program Or Studio, Conducting; Working With A Full Orchestra
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Finding Your Voice In The Baton: Effectively Expressing Yourself With Young Musicians
Speakers: Laurie Williams, University Of Indianapolis, Martha Placeres, Florida Southern College
Topic Areas: Conducting, Rehearsal Techniques
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Stronger Musicians Through Intentional SEL
Speakers: Wendy Barden, Perpich Center For Arts Education
Topic Areas: Engagement, Diverse And Inclusive Classrooms
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Ready, Set, Go! Prepare Your High School Students For A Living And Life In Music
Speakers: Gail Barnes, University Of South Carolina, Claire Bryant, University Of South Carolina, Ari Streisfeld, University Of South Carolina, William Terwilliger, University Of South Carolina
Topic Areas: Training Future String Educators And Performers, Pedagogy; Practice Techniques
Target Instruments: Cello; Double Bass; Viola; Violin
Content Level: Advanced

Slow Thinking Vs. Fast Thinking: The Duality Of Teaching Harmony Vs. Creative Improvisation
Speakers: Christian Howes, Creative Strings
Topic Areas: Improvisation, Theory And Composition
Target Instruments: Cello; Double Bass; Viola; Violin
Content Level: Intermediate

Music Theory, History, And Creativity For The Successful String Orchestra—Hard To Reach Standards Just Got Easier
Speakers: Christopher Selby, Charleston School Of The Arts
Topic Areas: Theory And Composition, Literacy Including Aural And Ear Training
Target Instruments: Cello; Double Bass; Viola; Violin
Content Level: Multi Level

Heart Strings: Activities That Build Community In String Teaching From Near And Far
Speakers: Lindsay Fulcher, University Of Northern Colorado, Blair Williams, Texas Tech University, Rachel Dirks, Kansas State University, Liz Dinwiddie, Ashley Hall School
Topic Areas: Engagement, Recruiting And Retention Of Students; Visibility And Growth
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Advice For Teaching Orchestra In A Title 1 School
Speakers: David Pope, Baldwin Wallace University, Christen Blanton, University Of North Carolina Greensboro, Amber Svetik, Electa Lee Middle School
Topic Areas: Diverse And Inclusive Classrooms, Administrative Support (K-12); Building Or Maintaining A School Program Or Studio
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Bass Ensembles: Developing Essential Skills While Having A Bass Party!
Speakers: Sidney A. King, University Of Louisville School Of Music, Jordan Wright, Private Studio Teacher
Topic Areas: Pedagogy, Chamber Music; Performance
Target Instruments: Double Bass
Content Level: Multi Level

Odd Ensembles
Speakers: John Vaida, Mansfield University, Theodore Buchholz, University Of Arizona
Topic Areas: Literature/Repertoire, Chamber Music; Rehearsal Techniques
Target Instruments: Cello; Double Bass; Viola; Violin
Content Level: Intermediate

Teaching To The Margins: Inclusive Practices For Classroom Instruction
Speakers: Kelsey Nussbaum, University Of North Texas
Topic Areas: Diverse And Inclusive Classrooms, Engagement
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Keys To Self-Evaluation: How Can I Help Myself Become The Best School Orchestra Teacher I Can I Be For My Students?
Speakers: Bob Gillespie, Ohio State University
Topic Areas: Assessment, Assessment
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Getting Loopy With Your School Orchestra—The Magic Little Box!
Speakers: Robb Janov, Albuquerque Public Schools, Cory Zilisch, Westport Middle School
Topic Areas: Technology, Engagement; Rehearsal Techniques
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Be The Yoda: Recruiting And Mentoring The Next Generation Of String Educators
Speakers: Angela Ammerman, George Mason University
Topic Areas: Training Future String Educators And Performers, Entrepreneurship; Recruiting And Retention Of Students
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Tapping Unused Potential: Peer Mentoring In The Orchestra Program
Speakers: Elizabeth Petersen, University Of New Mexico
Topic Areas: Engagement, Building Or Maintaining A School Program Or Studio
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Solo And Ensemble And Festival: Exploring Works By Women Composers
Speakers: Mira Frisch, UNC Charlotte, Anna Cromwell, UW Stevens Point, Lisa Nelson, Illinois Wesleyan University
Topic Areas: Literature/Repertoire, Diverse And Inclusive Classrooms; Pedagogy
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Intermediate

21st Century Warm-Ups: Improvisational Exercises For Orchestras And Individuals
Speakers: Taylor Morris, Gilbert Town Fiddlers
Topic Areas: Improvisation, Practice Techniques
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Hidden Gems: The Rest Of The Repertoire
Speakers: Jordan Smith, Susquehanna University
Topic Areas: Literature/Repertoire, Diverse And Inclusive Classrooms; Eclectic Styles (Fiddle, Rock, Jazz, World Music, Etc.)
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Inspiring Productive Practice: Suggestions From Brain Research
Speakers: Margaret Schmidt, Arizona State University
Topic Areas: Practice Techniques, Pedagogy
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

After The Method Book: Sequencing Intermediate Bow-Hand Development
Speakers: Jacob Dakon, University Of Kansas
Topic Areas: Pedagogy, Practice Techniques
Target Instruments: Cello; Double Bass; Viola; Violin
Content Level: Intermediate

PRIVATE STUDIO


21st Century Musicians From Day 1: Integrating Classical, Jazz, And Fiddling To Discover Musical Structure
Speakers: Enion Pelta, Private Studio Teacher
Topic Areas: Pedagogy, Eclectic Styles (Fiddle, Rock, Jazz, World Music, Etc.); Literacy Including Aural And Ear Training
Target Instruments: Viola; Violin
Content Level: Multi Level

Beyond Suzuki: Elementary Method Books, Pedagogical Repertoire, And Recital Pieces For The Violin/Viola Studio
Speakers: Lisa Nelson, Illinois Wesleyan University, Leanne League, University Of Wisconsin - Whitewater
Topic Areas: Literature/Repertoire, Pedagogy; Performance
Target Instruments: Viola; Violin
Content Level: Beginner

Setting Students Up For Success In Three-Octave Scales
Speakers: William Herzog, Northern Kentucky University
Topic Areas: Pedagogy, Practice Techniques; Training Future String Educators And Performers
Target Instruments: Viola; Violin
Content Level: Intermediate

Producing A Golden Tone The Phyllis Young Way
Speakers: Benjamin Whitcomb, University of Wisconsin Whitewater, Laurie Scott, University Of Texas At Austin, Linda Jennings, Indiana University Of Pennsylvania, Karen Becker, University Of Nebraska-Lincoln, Elaine Colprit, Bowling Green State University, Lisa Maynard, James Madison University, Tomasz Rzeczycki, Rider University, Shu-Yi Scott, Private Studio Teacher, Christine Crookall, Augusta University
Topic Areas: Pedagogy
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Miming: Implementing Katò Havas’ New Approach Principles Of Ease, Balance, And Joy In Your Lessons
Speakers: Patricia Heller, San Francisco Opera Orchestra
Topic Areas: Practice Techniques, Training Future String Educators And Performers; Wellness
Target Instruments: Cello; Viola; Violin
Content Level: Multi Level

"Shift For Yourself!"
Speakers: Jeffrey Solow, Temple University
Topic Areas: Pedagogy, Performance; Practice Techniques
Target Instruments: Cello; Double Bass; Viola; Violin
Content Level: Multi Level

Building A Portfolio For Future String Educators And Performers
Speakers: Lynn Ledbetter, Texas State University
Topic Areas: Training Future String Educators And Performers, Entrepreneurship; Pedagogy
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

A Vocal Coaching For String Players
Speakers: Timothy Cuffman, Rocky Ridge Music Academy, Daniel Mullins, Ohio University
Topic Areas: Research Related To Pedagogy And Performance, Performance Anxiety; Practice Techniques
Target Instruments: Cello; Double Bass; Viola; Violin
Content Level: Intermediate

The Private Teacher’s Voice: Advocating For Students And For Music In Our Communities
Speakers: Manda Deegan, Manda's Violin & Viola Studio
Topic Areas: Engagement, Advocacy; Visibility And Growth
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Exploring A Treasure Trove Of Intermediate Violin Repertoire
Speakers: Mimi Zweig, Indiana University Jacobs School Of Music, Brenda Brenner, Indiana University Jacobs School Of Music
Topic Areas: Literature/Repertoire, Pedagogy; Performance
Target Instruments: Violin
Content Level: Intermediate

Picture This!
Speakers: Andrea Houde, West Virginia University
Topic Areas: Pedagogy, Pedagogy; Training Future String Educators And Performers
Target Instruments: Any/All; Viola; Violin
Content Level: Multi Level

Applying Kato Havas’ New Approach To A Whole Body Strategy, Through The Left And Right Hand Techniques
Speakers: David Daniel Bowes, Private Studio Teacher, Patricia Heller, San Francisco Opera Orchestra, Jeananne Weber, Private Studio Teacher
Topic Areas: Practice Techniques, Performance Anxiety; Training Future String Educators And Performers
Target Instruments: Cello; Double Bass; Viola; Violin
Content Level: Multi Level

Teaching Perfectionists: Using Sport Psychology Models And Mindfulness-Based Therapies To Teach Perfectionists
Speakers: Dr. Lauretta Werner, Longwood University
Topic Areas: Wellness, Performance Anxiety
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Eye Spy: Developing An Eye And Solutions For Playing Problems Using Alexander Technique And Paul Rolland Pedagogy
Speakers: Abigail Albaugh, Coastal Carolina University, Lynne Denig, Denig Violin And Viola Studio And Chinrest Fitting
Topic Areas: Wellness, Practice Techniques; Research Related To Pedagogy And Performance
Target Instruments: Viola; Violin
Content Level: Multi Level

Use The Internet And Online Video To Grow Your Studio And Your Personal Brand
Speakers: Vi Wickam, MyTalentForge.Com, Matt Bell, Electric Violin Shop, David Wallace, Berklee College Of Music, Andy Reiner, Composer/Educator/Skiing Fiddler, Christian Howes, Creative Strings Academy, Darol Anger, Berklee College Of Music
Topic Areas: Entrepreneurship, Building Or Maintaining A School Program Or Studio ; Recruiting And Retention Of Students
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Planet Arpeggio: A Portal Into A World Often Neglected By String Players
Speakers: Jody Harmon, Private Studio
Topic Areas: Theory And Composition, Improvisation
Target Instruments: Any/All; Cello; Viola; Violin
Content Level: Multi Level

String Pedagogy Express: A PechaKucha Medley
Speakers: Stephen Fairbanks, University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign, Tavya McCoy, University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign, Renata Soares Caceres, Illinois Wesleyan University, Min Jung Kim, University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign, Mindy Park, University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
Topic Areas: Pedagogy, Research Related To Pedagogy And Performance
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Reclaiming Our Roots: Replacing Transcriptions With Original Works In The Standard Viola Repertoire
Speakers: Ames Asbell, Texas State University
Topic Areas: Literature/Repertoire, Pedagogy; Training Future String Educators And Performers
Target Instruments: Viola
Content Level: Multi Level

Bridging The Gap: Intermediate Violin Pedagogy
Speakers: Anna Cromwell, University Of Wisconsin Stevens Point, Andrew Braddock, Western Kentucky University, Ching-Yi Lin, Western Kentucky University
Topic Areas: Pedagogy, Literature/Repertoire; Practice Techniques
Target Instruments: Violin
Content Level: Intermediate

Teaching Through A Feminist Lens
Speakers: Danielle Simandl, Tuuli Quartet, Ria Hodgson, Tuuli Quartet, Lauren Pulcipher, Tuuli Quartet, Kelly Quesada, Tuuli Quartet
Topic Areas: Advocacy, Pedagogy; Wellness
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

The Need For Speed: Overcome Your Fear Of Fast Playing And Learn A New Scale Routine
Speakers: Benjamin Karp, University Of Kentucky
Topic Areas: Pedagogy, Performance; Practice Techniques
Target Instruments: Cello
Content Level: Advanced

Analyze This! Incorporating Music Theory In The Lesson To Improve Musicianship, Intonation, And Expression
Speakers: William Terwilliger, University Of South Carolina
Topic Areas: Pedagogy, Practice Techniques; Training Future String Educators And Performers
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Language That Connects: Employing Metaphor To Empower Students In Studio Teaching
Speakers: Philip Alejo, University Of Arizona
Topic Areas: Pedagogy, Practice Techniques; Research Related To Pedagogy And Performance
Target Instruments: Any/All; Cello; Double Bass; Harp ; Viola; Violin
Content Level: Multi Level

Before The Big 3: A Pedagogical Guide To Intermediate Works For Viola And Orchestra
Speakers: Andrew Braddock, Western Kentucky University
Topic Areas: Literature/Repertoire, Pedagogy; Performance
Target Instruments: Viola
Content Level: Intermediate

Teach As They Learn: Practical Applications Of Neuropsychology In String Teaching
Speakers: Kayla Marie Schoeny, Youth Music Illinois Suzuki School Of Music
Topic Areas: Pedagogy, Research Related To Pedagogy And Performance; Training Future String Educators And Performers
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Beginner

ECLECTIC STYLES


Gypsy Jazz Fundamentals
Speakers: Duane Padilla, Punahou Music School
Topic Areas: Eclectic Styles (Fiddle, Rock, Jazz, World Music, Etc.), Improvisation
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Teaching Graded Solos In Eclectic Styles: A Technique-Centered Method For Study In Improvisatory Styles
Speakers: Patti Kilroy, California State University Los Angeles, Earl Maneein, Private Studio Teacher And Performer
Topic Areas: Eclectic Styles (Fiddle, Rock, Jazz, World Music, Etc.), Improvisation; Pedagogy
Target Instruments: Viola; Violin
Content Level: Multi Level

Fiddling For Fifth Graders (And Beyond!)
Speakers: Amy Marr, Tecumseh Public Schools
Topic Areas: Eclectic Styles (Fiddle, Rock, Jazz, World Music, Etc.), Building Or Maintaining A School Program Or Studio ; Literature/Repertoire
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Scottish Or Irish? What Makes These Fiddle Styles Unique And Why It Matters
Speakers: Melinda Crawford Perttu, Westminster College, Laura Flanagan, Texas Tech University
Topic Areas: Eclectic Styles (Fiddle, Rock, Jazz, World Music, Etc.), Eclectic Styles (Fiddle, Rock, Jazz, World Music, Etc.)
Target Instruments: Violin
Content Level: Multi Level

Swing Jazz—Hawaiian Style
Speakers: Duane Padilla, Punahou Music School
Topic Areas: Eclectic Styles (Fiddle, Rock, Jazz, World Music, Etc.), Diverse And Inclusive Classrooms
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

"Be Our Guest": How To Successfully Welcome Guest Artists Into Your Orchestra Program
Speakers: Diana Ladio, The Moxie Strings
Topic Areas: Eclectic Styles (Fiddle, Rock, Jazz, World Music, Etc.), Diverse And Inclusive Classrooms; Engagement
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Rockestra From Scratch: A Hands-On Clinic For Classical String Teachers
Speakers: Shelby Montgomery, Polk County Public Schools
Topic Areas: Eclectic Styles (Fiddle, Rock, Jazz, World Music, Etc.), Pedagogy; Rehearsal Techniques
Target Instruments: Cello; Double Bass; Viola; Violin
Content Level: Multi Level

Herstory: Women Of The Multi-Style Movement
Speakers: Annie Savage, University Of Iowa, Julie Lyonn Lieberman, Strings Without Boundaries, Renata Bratt, Private Studio, Martha Mooke, NJCU Multi-Style Strings, Enion Pelta-Tiller, Denver School For The Arts, Elizabeth Fortune, Seattle Public Schools
Topic Areas: Eclectic Styles (Fiddle, Rock, Jazz, World Music, Etc.), Diverse And Inclusive Classrooms
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Chin Up, Sing Out: Learn To Sing While Playing Your Bowed String Instrument—A Fun Route To More Complete Musicianship
Speakers: Enion Pelta, Denver School Of The Arts
Topic Areas: Eclectic Styles (Fiddle, Rock, Jazz, World Music, Etc.), Literacy Including Aural And Ear Training; Performance
Target Instruments: Cello; Viola; Violin
Content Level: Multi Level

Arranging Rock And Pop Songs For Strings
Speakers: Joe Deninzon, Jersey City University/Performer/Clinician/Private Teacher
Topic Areas: Eclectic Styles (Fiddle, Rock, Jazz, World Music, Etc.), Chamber Music
Target Instruments: Cello; Double Bass; Viola; Violin
Content Level: Multi Level

Reignite: "The Future Of String Playing"—Electronic Improvising And Percussive String Playing
Speakers: Timothy Kampen, Reignite Music, Kayleigh Moyer, Kayleigh Moyer Inc, Samuel Brock, Reignite Music
Topic Areas: Eclectic Styles (Fiddle, Rock, Jazz, World Music, Etc.), Improvisation
Target Instruments: Cello; Double Bass; Viola; Violin
Content Level: Multi Level

Cello Chords And Rhythms For Accompaniment Of Jazz, Rock And Fiddle Tunes
Speakers: Renata Bratt, Private Studio Teacher
Topic Areas: Eclectic Styles (Fiddle, Rock, Jazz, World Music, Etc.), Pedagogy
Target Instruments: Cello
Content Level: Intermediate

Nordic Fiddling: The Perfect Tool For Musical Diversity And Pedagogical Development
Speakers: Tyler Hendrickson, Preucil School Of Music
Topic Areas: Eclectic Styles (Fiddle, Rock, Jazz, World Music, Etc.), Pedagogy; Practice Techniques
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Brazilian Choro: The Charm, Groove, And Sophistication Of A People's Music
Speakers: Gwen Franz, Private Studio Teacher
Topic Areas: Eclectic Styles (Fiddle, Rock, Jazz, World Music, Etc.), Chamber Music; Improvisation
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Teaching How To Make Irish Fiddle Tunes Come Alive
Speakers: Andy Reiner, Yamaha Performing Artist, Dave Reiner, Director Of Fiddle Hell Massachusetts
Topic Areas: Eclectic Styles (Fiddle, Rock, Jazz, World Music, Etc.), Engagement; Practice Techniques
Target Instruments: Cello; Viola; Violin
Content Level: Multi Level

COLLEGIATE


A Content Analysis Of Violin Hold Posture In String Methods Books And Multimedia Resources
Speakers: Flora Nevarez, Indiana University
Topic Areas: Research Related To Pedagogy And Performance, Training Future String Educators And Performers
Target Instruments: Viola; Violin
Content Level: Beginner

Musical Arts Engagement And Growth In Rural Communities
Speakers: Sarah Off, University Of Northern Colorado
Topic Areas: Engagement, Advocacy; Community Music
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Nothing About Us Without Us: Where Are The Disabled Voices In String Education?
Speakers: Mercedes Lysaker, Private Studio Teacher
Topic Areas: Diverse And Inclusive Classrooms, Research Related To Pedagogy And Performance; Students With Special Needs
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

String Pedagogy And Professional Development: Innovative Course Ideas To Equip 21st Century Pre-Service Teachers
Speakers: Vanessa Mio, University Of Windsor
Topic Areas: Pedagogy, Training Future String Educators And Performers
Target Instruments: Cello; Double Bass; Viola; Violin
Content Level: Multi Level

Creating Meaningful Instruction On An Online Platform: A Collaboration Between Teachers And Teacher Educators
Speakers: Lisa Caravan, Eastman School Of Music, Hale Moore, Eastman School Of Music
Topic Areas: Training Future String Educators And Performers, Pedagogy
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

The Orchestra As Instrument Of Change
Speakers: Jonathan Govias, Iowa State University
Topic Areas: Diverse And Inclusive Classrooms, Advocacy
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

String Methods Revisited: Ensuring Depth, Breadth, And Happiness For The Next Generation Of String Teachers
Speakers: Laurie Scott, The University Of Texas At Austin, Rebecca MacLeod, The University Of North Carolina Greensboro
Topic Areas: Training Future String Educators And Performers, Advocacy; Pedagogy
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Intermediate

Culturally Responsible Pedagogy In The Collegiate Symphony Orchestra Ensemble
Speakers: Lucy Lewis, California State University San Bernardino
Topic Areas: Diverse And Inclusive Classrooms, Advocacy; Pedagogy
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Beyond Bach, Beethoven, And Brahms: Exploring New And Diverse Repertoire In A Top 40 World
Speakers: Brian Buckstead, Fort Hays State University
Topic Areas: Literature/Repertoire, Diverse And Inclusive Classrooms; Research Related To Pedagogy And Performance
Target Instruments: Violin
Content Level: Multi Level

How Do You Effectively Teach An Unfamiliar Composition To Your Students? (Express Talk Version)
Speakers: Tze-Ying Wu, University Of Kentucky
Topic Areas: Literature/Repertoire, Performance; Practice Techniques
Target Instruments: Any/All; Cello; Double Bass; Viola; Violin
Content Level: Advanced

Alternative To What? Alternative Strings, Colonialism, And Decolonizing The String Curriculum
Speakers: Mercedes Lysaker, Private Studio Teacher
Topic Areas: Diverse And Inclusive Classrooms, Eclectic Styles (Fiddle, Rock, Jazz, World Music, Etc.); Literature/Repertoire
Target Instruments: Cello; Double Bass; Viola; Violin
Content Level: Multi Level

CHAMBER MUSIC


Independence Pending: Building Problem-Solving Skills At Any Age
Speakers: Rebecca Roesler, Brigham Young University - Idaho
Topic Areas: Pedagogy, Chamber Music; Practice Techniques
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Virtual Ensembles 101: How To Practice And Perform Without Meeting In Person
Speakers: Greg Byers, MacPhail Center For Music
Topic Areas: Technology, Chamber Music; Eclectic Styles (Fiddle, Rock, Jazz, World Music, Etc.)
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Just Tuning In: Stepping Outside The Box Of Equal Temperament Into The World Of Just Intonation
Speakers: Sharan Leventhal, Boston Conservatory At Berklee
Topic Areas: Training Future String Educators And Performers, Chamber Music
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

STUDENT


Culturally Responsive Pedagogy In Strings
Speakers: Ashland Murphy, University Of Maryland
Topic Areas: Pedagogy, Diverse And Inclusive Classrooms
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Individualistic Career Development: Finding Personal Success In An Evolving Music Business
Speakers: Greg Byers, MacPhail Center For Music, Joe Deninzon, D Zone Entertainment, Andy Reiner, Yamaha Artist, Diana Ladio, The Moxie Strings, Tracy Silverman, Belmont University, Mark Wood, Electrify Your Strings
Topic Areas: Entrepreneurship, Eclectic Styles (Fiddle, Rock, Jazz, World Music, Etc.); Training Future String Educators And Performers
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Speaking Up And Playing Out: How To Advocate For You, Your Students, And Your Program
Speakers: Jacqueline Skara, Oklahoma State University Greenwood School Of Music, Rose Sciaroni, University Of Nevada
Topic Areas: Advocacy, Engagement; Training Future String Educators And Performers
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

GENERAL


To Be Or Not To Be? ... A Teacher Or Performer ... Why Not Explore Other Careers In The Music Industry
Speakers: Diana Traietta, Excelcia Music Publishing
Topic Areas: Entrepreneurship
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Adventures In Intonation: Developing Student Engagement Through Listening
Speakers: Karen Lord-Powell, Frost School Of Music At The University Of Miami
Topic Areas: Pedagogy, Engagement; Technology
Target Instruments: Cello; Double Bass; Viola; Violin
Content Level: Multi Level

Whole Brain Learning: A Practical Approach
Speakers: Michael Strauss, Philadelphia International Music Festival
Topic Areas: Pedagogy, Pedagogy; Wellness
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Creating Appropriate Bowings And Disseminating Them To Students
Speakers: Melissa Barru, Private Studio Teacher, Sam Conner, University Of Colorado
Topic Areas: Pedagogy, Literature/Repertoire
Target Instruments: Cello; Double Bass; Viola; Violin
Content Level: Multi Level

You're Not Alone. Teaching Guitar Is Nothing To Fret About. Practical Strategies For Effective Instruction.
Speakers: Kenny Baker, McQueen High School
Topic Areas: Rehearsal Techniques, Assessment; Standards Based Learning
Target Instruments: Classroom Guitar
Content Level: Multi Level

A Window Into The Non-Judgmental Teaching And Performing Environment
Speakers: Mimi Zweig, Jacobs School Of Music
Topic Areas: Pedagogy, Pedagogy; Performance
Target Instruments: Cello; Viola; Violin
Content Level: Multi Level

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead: Igniting Creativity Through Arts Integration
Speakers: Yukiko Grine, Oshkosh Youth Symphony Inc., Renee Schumacher, Oshkosh Area School District ArtsCore
Topic Areas: Engagement, Advocacy; Youth Orchestra
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

The Chemistry Of Nervousness
Speakers: Julie Lyonn Lieberman, Strings Without Boundaries
Topic Areas: Performance Anxiety, Practice Techniques
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Warm-Ups! Bulletproof Workouts For The Busy Cellist
Speakers: Marta Simidtchieva, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Erin Ellis, West Virginia University
Topic Areas: Practice Techniques, Pedagogy; Research Related To Pedagogy And Performance
Target Instruments: Any/All; Cello
Content Level: Multi Level

Improvisation Lessons Online! What Works For Groups And Private Students
Speakers: Edgar Gabriel, Harper College
Topic Areas: Technology, Eclectic Styles (Fiddle, Rock, Jazz, World Music, Etc.)
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Notice, Nourish, Nurture: Mindfulness-Based Strategies For Supporting Creativity And Wellness
Speakers: Laura Talbott-Clark, Greenwood School Of Music, Oklahoma State University
Topic Areas: Wellness, Research Related To Pedagogy And Performance
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

The Balancing Act
Speakers: Molly Wilkens-Reed, Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University, Ching-Yi Lin, Western Kentucky University, Lenny Schranze, University Of Memphis, Jane Schranze, Rhodes College
Topic Areas: Wellness, Building Or Maintaining A School Program Or Studio
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Sometimes It’s Too Much: Exploring Emotional Supports For Music Teachers
Speakers: Blair Williams, Texas Tech University, Lindsay Fulcher, University Of Northern Colorado, Rachel Dirks, Kansas State University, Liz Dinwiddie, Ashley Hall School
Topic Areas: Wellness, Training Future String Educators And Performers
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Celebrating Underrepresented Composers, A Collaborative Recital Project
Speakers: Mary Perkinson, University Of Nebraska At Omaha, Jordan Willis, University Of Nebraska At Omaha
Topic Areas: Diverse And Inclusive Classrooms, Advocacy; Literature/Repertoire
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

iPads In The Studio: The University Of Kentucky's Smart Campus Experiment Before And After Covid-19
Speakers: Daniel Mason, University Of Kentucky, Benjamin Karp, University Of Kentucky, Margaret Karp, University Of Kentucky, Tze-Ying Wu, University Of Kentucky
Topic Areas: Technology, Pedagogy; Training Future String Educators And Performers
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Echoes Of al-Andalus: The Influence Of The History Of Islamic Spain On Classical String Repertoire
Speakers: David Russell, University Of North Carolina At Charlotte
Topic Areas: Performance, Literature/Repertoire; Research Related To Pedagogy And Performance
Target Instruments: Any/All; Violin
Content Level: Advanced

Still Singing: William Grant Still, An American Treasure
Speakers: Zina Schiff
Topic Areas: Literature/Repertoire, Diverse And Inclusive Classrooms, Youth Orchestra
Target Instruments: Violin
Content Level: Advanced

String Tension Facts And Myths
Speakers: Fan-Chia Tao, D'Addario & Company
Topic Areas: Pedagogy, Research Related To Pedagogy And Performance
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Early Musicianship, Pedagogy, And Skill Development: Literally!
Speakers: Sarah Olivo, Fairview Elementary Artful Learning And Performing Arts, Nathan Greenwood, Indiana University Jacobs School Of Music
Topic Areas: Pedagogy, Engagement; Literacy Including Aural And Ear Training
Target Instruments: Any/All; Violin
Content Level: Beginner

Growing Pains: Assessing And Guiding Set-Up In Pre-Collegiate And Collegiate Violin And Viola Students
Speakers: Margaret Karp, University Of Kentucky, Daniel Mason, University Of Kentucky
Topic Areas: Wellness, Pedagogy; Training Future String Educators And Performers
Target Instruments: Viola; Violin
Content Level: Multi Level

Programming For The Second Youth Orchestra
Speakers: Charlene Dell, University Of Oklahoma
Topic Areas: Youth Orchestra, Literature/Repertoire; Youth Orchestra
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Community Music

ELDOA Method—Body Method For Mindful Musicians
Speakers: Minju Kim, University Of Akron School Of Music And Cleveland Institute Of Music
Topic Areas: Wellness, Practice Techniques
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level

Leveraging Public And Private Partnerships To Enhance Music Learning In The Community
Speakers: Dr. Lisa Caravan, Eastman School Of Music, Dr. Armand V. Hall, ROCmusic Collaborative
Topic Areas: Community Music, Visibility And Growth
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Community Music

Teaching From A Feldenkrais Perspective
Speakers: Colin Pip Dixon, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner And Professional Violinist
Topic Areas: Pedagogy, Wellness
Target Instruments: Any/All
Content Level: Multi Level