Ohio State String Teacher Workshop

Monday, July 13 – Saturday, July 18, 2020


Celebrating 35 years!

Spend a week with the biggest names in the profession!

Robert Gillespie • Brian Balmages • Deborah Baker Monday • Mark Laycock • Brian Cole • Soo Han • Barry Green • Charles Laux • Christopher Selby • 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 • Instrument Repair Sessions • Working with Full Orchestra • Rehearsal Skills for All Grade Levels of School Orchestra Music • Coaching Chamber Music • 8 Reading Sessions • 21st Century Orchestra • Integrating Technology • Advocacy • Classroom Management • Teaching Intonation • Expressive Playing • Choosing Concert Repertoire • Labs for the Non-String Player • Conducting •  Secondary Instrument Technique Classes • Tuning Procedures and Pedagogical Warm-Ups • Finale Campus Performance

Registration will open soon per university policy.
We can't wait to see you this summer!

Questions? ohiostatestw@gmail.com


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 | FJH Music Company | Neil A. Kjos Music Company

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


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