Workshop 2021 Faculty


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

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

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

Stephen Benham




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

Brian Cole




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

Sandra Dackow




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

Susan Day




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

Frank Diaz

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

Kathryn Griesinger

Scott 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

Scott Laird




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

Charles Laux

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

Mark Laycock




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

Rebecca MacLeod




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

James Mick

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

Bob Phillips




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

David Pope

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

Deborah Price, photo by Holley Meister Rosebaugh

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

Anna Radspinner

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

Matt Radspinner

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

Christopher Selby

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

Blair Williams

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

Mark Wood



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

Cory Zilisch




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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