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Conference Handouts

Conference Handouts will be added as they are received.  If you have something you would like to include here, please email it to leannarutka@gmail.com

CMEA 2019

Jim Palmer Artistry, Engagement, and Reinforcement: Ingredients of Artistic Rehearsals that Lead to Superior Results

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Jim Palmer Orchestral Bowings: Connecting the Technical with the Expressive to Achieve Superior Performances

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Jim Palmer | It’s All About Tone: Achieving a Warm, Beautiful Sound with your String Orchestra

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Duane Padilla | Ukulele Boot Camp for Bowed String Instrument Teachers

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Lindsay Fulcher | More Bridges, Fewer Walls: Building Connections with Communities in your Orchestra Program

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Lindsay Fulcher | The Joy of GarageBand: It’s Not Just for General Music

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Lindsay Fulcher | Creativity and Musicality in the Very Beginning Strings Class

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Katherine Jetter | Healthy Wrists and Hands in String Players

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Rebecca Jonas | Mental Health Means More Than A Day Off

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Rebecca Jonas | A Jazz and Rock Approach to Teaching Music Theory in Orchestra

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Bob Kreutz Sympathetic Vibration: A Practical Approach to Better Intonation for Strings

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Rob Stahly | Maximizing Your Microphones

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Kristen Yeon-Ji Yun | Thumbs Up, Cellists! How to set up thumb position

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String and Full Orchestra Reading Session

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Summer Conference 2018

Lindsay Fulcher | The ASTA String Curriculum: Ideal for Classroom and Studio

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Rebecca Jonas | Steps to Take Now to Make Sure You're Still Standing Next June

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Katherine JetterTraveling Around the Cello Fingerboard With Ease

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PowerPoint

CMEA 2018

Courtney Dowling and Beth Wells | Put a Bow on It: Why Bowings Matter and How to Write Your Own

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PowerPoint

Colorado ASTAOrchestra New Music Reading Session

Repertoire List

Dr. Andrew Dabczynski | Fixing Broken Baroque: Approaching the Baroque in the Beginning and Intermediate String Class

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Dr. Lindsay Fulcher  | Repertoire, Rehearsals, and Representation: Diversity in the Orchestra

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Alison MayesReflective Practice: Linking Effectiveness to Inquiry, Reflection, and Continuous Professional Growth

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Dr. Andrew Dabczynski | Of Course You Can Teach Strings! Strategies for New String Teachers

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Dr. Margaret Berg and Gary Lewis | Bach and Beyond: Baroque-Style Performance Practice Applications for String Orchestra

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Tom Nugent | "Chopped": Improvisation and Composition for String Warm-Ups

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Dr. Andrew Dabczynski | Doing the Dab: A String Orchestra Reading Session With Andrew Dabczynski

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Eric Trujillo of Mi Vida Strings Helpful Ways To Save Money For You, Your Program, and Your Students Through DIY String Instrument Repair

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Priscilla Arasaki and Jessica ChenWhy Do We Have To? Practical and Engaging String Warm-Ups That Work

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Dr. Lindsay Fulcher | The Unconventional String Ensemble: Successful Rehearsals and Music Selection Do Exist

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Summer Conference 2017

Carmen Wiest | Creating Amazing Tone In Your Orchestra

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Susan Day | Composing Music: From Inception to the Concert Hall. A Labor of Love!

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Melissa Barru | Perfecting the Shifting Process

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Chilidog Strings | The Craft of Content Creation: Keeping Your Program Relevant as Culture and Attention Shift

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Dr. Lindsay Fulcher | Repertoire, Rehearsals, and Representation: Diversity in the Orchestra

Website

Chilidog Strings | Strategies for Leveraging Social Media: Stake Your Claim on the New Frontier

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Jane Barbe | Creative Connections in Motion: Active strategies that help students interact, understand, and apply musical concepts in new and inventive ways

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Rob Stahly | Using Microphones for Live or Recorded Sound

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Dr. Phillip Ficsor | Practice Part Preparation in Bach's A Minor Violin Concerto - A Tutorial

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Dr. Michael Hopkins | Repertoire Selection for Orchestra

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Carmen Wiest and Rob Stahly | New Music Reading Session

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Sam Conner | "And, How Do You Feel About That?" Music Therapy Techniques that Every String Educator Can Use

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Rachel Allen and Priscilla Arasaki | Music From the Start : A Collaboration of the Orff and Suzuki Methods

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Prezi

Michelle Ewer | Selecting Music to Enhance Your Elementary and Middle School Orchestra

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CMEA 2017

Summer Conference 2016

New Music Reading Session

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Bob Gillespie, Quick Fixes: Diagnosing and Solving Students' Most Common Bowing Problems

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David Saccardi and Daniel Smith, Feeding Frenzy

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Bob Gillespie, Keys to Self-Evaluation

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Alison Mayes, Warm-Ups to Invigorate Your String Students

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Jessica Chen and Codi Ng, String Players As Athletes

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Nancy Allwein, Private Studio Teaching How-To's

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Nancy Price, The Cellist's Vivaldi 

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Kristi Ramsey & Kim Dunninger, Nuts & Bolts of Teaching Orchestra for Non-String Players

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Eric Trujillo of Mi Vida Strings, Instrument Repair Workshop 

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Orchestra New Music Reading Session 

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Haley Heer, Practice Makes Perfect – Teaching Effective Practice Strategies

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Dr. Margaret Berg, Teacher Renewal Through Core Reflection 

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Douglas Moore, Accessible Repertoire for Violin and Cello Teachers 

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Royston Hunget, Fiddle & Folk Music by Ear for Aural Skills Development 

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Dr. Brandon Matthews, Before The First Rehearsal: Strategies to Ensure Ensemble Success

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Hannah Smith, Strategies for Rebuilding Your Orchestra Program

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Andrea Meyers, What Not To Wear On The Podium – Proper Performance Attire

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Debbie Miles, Optimizing the Cello Experience for Students and Teachers

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Emily Bowman and David Crowe, Bach is Back! Engage Your Students & Enliven Your Performances

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Resources from the following presentations will be posted once they're availble. 

Angelyn Foster, The Value of Using Solfa to Improve Intonation 
Annie Savage, The Savage Fiddler Method: Teaching Roots Music in The Orchestra Too 

John Jonas, A Band Guy's Seven Keys To Successful String Teaching 

CMEA 2016

Gail Barnes has posted all of her handouts here: tinyurl.com/ColoHandouts

CMEA 2015

To receive handouts from Kirk Moss, please email him directly at kdmoss@unwsp.edu

Summer 2014