Ohio State String Teacher Workshop

July 7 – 13, 2019

Sunday, July 7 at 4 p.m. — Saturday, July 13 at 12 p.m.

Finale concert program


Celebrating 34 years!

Spend a week with the biggest names in the profession!

Robert Gillespie • Soon Hee Newbold • Doug Spata • Mark Wood • Mark Laycock • Brian Cole • Brian Coatney • Natalie Colbert • Barry Green • Pamela Tellejohn Hayes • Charles Laux • Cory Zilisch

For the string specialist and secondary band, choir or general music teacher

Discover new materials • Explore different methods and acquire new skills • Network with other music educators • Gain fresh insights • Recapture your passion • Inspire and lead!

Pedagogy for Teaching Beginning and Advanced School Orchestras • Rehearsal Skills for All Grade Levels of School Orchestra Music • Coaching Chamber Music • 9 Reading Sessions • Instrument Repair Sessions • Recruitment and Retention • Integrating Technology • Assessment • Classroom Management • Teaching Vibrato • The Inner Game of Music • Improvisation • Secondary Instrument Technique Classes • Conducting •  Labs for the Non-String Player • Campus Performance with Soon Hee Newbold

Information about the 35th Workshop will be available in early 2020.

Testimonials from previous workshop participants:

►“I learned so much to take back with me to my elementary string kids. I will definitely be back!”
►“I have attended this conference several times through the years and I still come away every time with so many new ideas, strategies and affirmations!”
►“The OSU String Workshop was an amazing educational experience. I now have a plethora of new teaching strategies and ideas that I am excited to implement in my classroom.”
►“As an oboist teaching grades 6–12, the OSU String Teacher Workshop came highly recommended by many of my orchestra colleagues. I had a great time attending the sessions, meeting/networking with new people and having an opportunity to play tons of outstanding string literature. Everyone was extremely helpful and welcoming to this oboist turned string player!”
►“Every time that I attend the OSU String Teacher Workshop, I gain new insights and strategies that improve my teaching ability. I return to my classroom motivated, refreshed and excited. I remember what first inspired me to become a string teacher and fall in love with our profession all over again.”

Our Partners

The Loft Violin Shop | Stanton's Sheet Music | The Baroque Violin Shop | 
Rettig Music | Hal Leonard | Mark Wood Music | Alfred Music | FJH Music Company

This workshop is held in cooperation with the American String Teachers Association.


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