Workshop 2021 Faculty

Spend a week with some of the biggest names in the profession!

Robert GillespieBob Gillespie  •  String Teacher Workshop director; co-author of Essential Elements for Strings (Hal Leonard); teacher educator and leader in string education


Stephen BenhamStephen Benham  •  Professor of Music Education at Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA), Past president of ASTA


Brian ColeBrian Cole  •  Orchestra teacher in the Moorhead, Minnesota Public Schools; frequent clinician, speaker and guest conductor


Sandra DackowSandra Dackow  •  Music Director of the Hershey Symphony Orchestra (PA), Hershey Symphony Festival Strings, and William Paterson University Symphony Orchestra (NJ)


Susan DaySusan Day  •  Composer, string teacher, clinician, guest conductor, violinist (Littleton, CO)



Frank DiazFrank Diaz  •  Associate Professor of Music Education, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music; string pedagogue, clinician, conductor


Kathryn GriesingerKathryn Griesinger  •  Orchestra teacher in Orlando, Florida; string pedagogue, performer, composer/arranger


Scott LairdScott Laird  •  Fine Arts Chair and Music Instructor, The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics; artist/educational specialist for D'Addario, CodaBow, Conn-Selmer, NS Design Electric Violins


Charles LauxCharles Laux  •  Director of Orchestras, Alpharetta High School; Essential Elements contributor (Hal Leonard); endorsed artist/clinician, D’Addario Orchestral Strings and Eastman Strings


Mark LaycockMark Laycock  •  Director of Orchestras, Wichita State University; Board of Directors, Midwest Clinic; conductor, clinician, adjudicator throughout the U.S., Australia, Thailand


Rebecca MacLeodRebecca MacLeod  •  Professor of Music Education, University of North Carolina–Greensboro; author, Teaching Strings in Today's Classroom


James Mick James Mick  •  Associate Professor of Music Education, Ithaca College, NY; Music Director, Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra


Bob PhillipsBob Phillips  •  Pedagogue, composer, teacher trainer and conductor; Past President of ASTA


David PopeDavid Pope  •  Associate Professor of Music Education, Chair of Professional Studies, Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music; clinician for Alfred Music; ASTA National Conference Chair


Deborah Price - Photo: Holley Meister RosebaughDeborah Price  •  Artistic Director, Chamber Music Connection, Inc.; Viola, Violin and Chamber Music Faculty, Denison University; Yamaha Certified String Educator/Clinician


Anna RadspinnerAnna Radspinner  •  String specialist, Andrew G. Curtin Intermediate School (Williamsport, PA); music educator, presenter, guest conductor, performer


Matt RadspinnerMatt Radspinner  •  Orchestra director, Williamsport Area High School (PA); music director, Williamsport Symphony Youth Orchestra


Christopher SelbyChristopher Selby  •  Orchestra Director at Charleston County School of the Arts; conductor, clinician and author of Habits of a Successful String Musician series


Blair Williams Blair Williams  •  Assistant Professor of String Music Education, Texas Tech University; director/master teacher, Texas Tech University String Project


Mark WoodMark Wood  •  Internationally recognized electric violinist, clinician, recording artist and strings education advocate  


Cory ZilischCory Zilisch  •  Director of Orchestras, Westport Middle School, Louisville, KY



Additional Faculty

Erin Broadhurst
Sarah Given
Matt Hawley
Matt Kinnear
Chris Lape, Workshop Administrator
Tanner Otto
Mark Sholl
Steve Smith
Renee Wang
James Weaver
Doug Wright
John-Rine Zabanal


Workshop presenters and topics


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