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.
Heather Lofdahl • String Teacher Workshop co-director; Associate Professor of Music Education/String Pedagogy, The Ohio State University.
Jeremy Bartel • Baroque Violin Shop
The Loft Violin Shop
Christen Blanton • Old-Time Ensemble Director at UNC-Greensboro, co-chair of the ASTA Eclectic Styles Committee, Orchestra director at the Academy at Lincoln Middle School in Greensboro, NC.
Miriam Burns • Director of orchestras and orchestra conducting, The Ohio State University.
Brian Cole • Orchestra teacher in Moorhead, Minnesota Public Schools; frequent clinician, speaker and guest conductor.
Andy Dabczysnki • Emeritus Professor of Music Education, Brigham Young University.
Kathleen Horvath • Associate professor of string education, Case Western Reserve University.
Scott Laird • Fine Arts Chair and Instructor of Music at the North Carolina School for Science and Mathematics, Educational specialist for D’Addario Bowed Strings, Coda Bows, and NS Design Electric Violins.
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.
Deborah Price • Artistic director, Chamber Music Connection, Inc.; viola, violin and chamber music faculty, Denison University; Yamaha Certified String Educator/Clinician.
Matt Radspinner • Orchestra director, Williamsport Area High School (PA); music director, Williamsport Symphony Youth Orchestra.
Chris Selby • Orchestra Director at The School of the Arts in Charleston, South Carolina.
Margaret Selby • Orchestra director at Laing Middle School in Charleston, South Carolina.
Alan Lee Silva • composer, arranger and orchestrator whose credits include songs and underscore for shows and attractions at Universal Studios Japan, Tokyo Disney Sea, Shanghai Disney, Sesame Street Live and the upcoming Universal Studios Beijing. He is a popular composer of music for string orchestra and band music for school ensembles.
Juliet White-Smith • Violist, professor of music, area head of strings, The Ohio State University.
Julie Ellis, workshop administrator
Grand Mesa Strings