Workshop 2022 Faculty


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


Robert Gillespie, director of Morning String Student Workshop

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



Brian Balmages • Conductor, Composer, Director of Instrumental Publications — The FJH Music Company

Jeremy Bartel • Baroque Violin Shop

JulieAnn Bernard Orchestra Director, Centerville City Schools

Lauren Bernofsky Composer

Sarah Black Ball Orchestra Director, Gwinnett County Public Schools (Georgia)

Brian Cole

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



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

Douglas Droste Professor of Music and Director of Orchestras, Ball State University

Kathleen Horvath Associate Professor of String Education, Case Western Reserve University

Scott A. Jones Professor of Music and Associate Director of Bands, The Ohio State University

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


Bob Phillips

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



David Pope

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

Deborah Price, photo by Holley Meister Rosebaugh

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

Matt Radspinner

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

Walt Straiton Educational Clinician, Director of Academic and Institutional Partnerships — Music First

James Weaver Director of Performing Arts and Sports, National Federation of High School State Associations

Additional Faculty

Baroque Violin Shop
Erin Broadhurst
Erica Donahoe
Matt Kinnear
Karen Koger
Chris Lape, Workshop Administrator
Tanner Otto
Renee Wang
Doug Wright


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