2019 Summer Symposium

Thank you for making our first summer symposium in 2018 a great success. We will put up information about our 2019 workshop in the near future.

Purpose: The camp is designed to give the string teacher an in-depth understanding of the pedagogy needed to be successful in the first few years of teaching orchestra.

Dates: To Be Announced

Where: The camp is located at Texas Wesleyan University in Forth Worth, Texas.

Schedule: Each day the camp begins at 9:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm. There will be a lunch break each day.

Cost: Cost for the camp is $400 per person. This includes instruction, handouts, materials, and rental instruments for the week. Meals and lodging are not included.

Registration: To register, please complete the contact form and indicate you wish to register for the summer camp in the comments section. We will respond with registration details.

Topics: During the week we will cover the following topics in a meaningful and hands-on format.

  • String pedagogy; instrument position, hand position, finger patterns, bow usage, vibrato, etc.
  • String hacks; how to teach these skills to middle school and high school students
  • Developing bowings for your players
  • Appropriate string orchestra literature for various levels of ensembles
  • Appropriate solo and ensemble literature for various levels of players
  • String maintenance and repair; what should I do and what should I not do
  • Teaching pedagogy; planning and instructing the string orchestra class

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