ASTA National Teacher's Orchestra

Join us for a day of community music-making and relationship-building through the artform 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. Bring your own instrument or ask ASTA to provide one for you. Performance attire will be "business casual." - Presenter: Scott Laird, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics