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Workshop 2023 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.

Jeremy Bartel • Baroque Violin Shop

Erin Broadhurst • Orchestra director, Memorial Middle School and Bradley High School, Hilliard City Schools (Ohio)

Miriam Burns

Miriam Burns • Director of orchestras and orchestra conducting, The Ohio State University

Becky Bush • Orchestra director and founder of the Hudsonville Public Schools Orchestra Program in Hudsonville, Michigan; co-author of Sound Differentiation for Beginning String Orchestra (Alfred Music)

Brian Cole

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


Kathleen Horvath Associate professor of string education, Case Western Reserve University

Tim Lautzenheiser • Teacher, clinician, author, composer, consultant and adjudicator with a focus on positive attitude and effective leadership training

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



Robert Longfield • Award-winning composer, conductor, arranger and educator

Shelby Montgomery • Orchestra director, George Jenkins High School and Lakeland Highlands Middle School (Lakeland, Florida)

Katie O'Hara LaBrie • Composer, conductor, clinician; Orchestra Editor, Randall Standridge Music Publications

Jim Palmer • Orchestra director and Fine Arts Department chairman at Allatoona High School in Acworth, Georgia; editor, arranger and featured 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

Anna Radspinner • Orchestra director, Williamsport Area School District (Pennsylvania)

Matt Radspinner

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

Additional Faculty

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


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