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2013 American String Teachers Association's Conference
Location: Rhode Island Convention Center
1 Sabin Street
Providence, RI 02903
Date: Thursday, February 28, 2013 to
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Details:
Date Event Description Category Clinician Contact
02/28/2013
9:45AM - 12:00PM
You Want Me to Teach WHAT?! Survival Strategies for New String Teachers With the national shortage of string teachers, some veteran music educators suddenly find themselves teaching strings for the first time or being assigned to teach a different level of strings. This session will provide clear and “do-able” teaching strategies for all string teachers, particularly those who aren’t string players. Approaches to teaching beginning skills, intermediate techniques, fiddling, identification of resources, and other issues will be discussed. Bring an instrument - and concerns specific to your own situation - and join in!
Location: 551 A/B
String & Orchestra Andrew Dabczynski

02/28/2013
2:45PM - 5:00PM
The ASTA National Curriculum for Middle and High School Orchestras: A Framework for Rehearsal Planning, Teaching Techniques, and Long-Term Success Rehearsal planning is a daily task for most school teachers. With all of the emphasis placed by schools on curricular connections, goals, and standards, it can be hard to make sure that you are accomplishing everything your students need. This session focuses on how the ASTA Standards and Curriculum can help you design effective and comprehensive rehearsals, meet curricular standards and benchmarks, and connect the rehearsal directly to assessment outcomes. We will look at a wide range of creative and effective rehearsal strategies designed to keep your students engaged.
Location: Rotunda
String & Orchestra Stephen Benham

02/28/2013
2:45PM - 3:45PM
The New Horizons Orchestra: A Musical Model for Lifelong Learning and Teacher Training The Brigham Young University (BYU) New Horizons Orchestra was established to serve as an “entry point” into instrumental music education for senior adults who have never played before, and as a “re-entry” point for those who may have been away from music making for many years. A unique feature of the orchestra is its primary function as a teaching and research laboratory for BYU music education students for identifying and studying adult music learning and the ways music affects family life. Discover the joys and eye-opening teaching benefits of a beginning, multi-generational string program focused on senior citizens in your community.
Location: 551 A/B
String & Orchestra Andrew Dabczynski

02/28/2013
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Improvising String Quartets Come see students learn a series of group exercises exploring different theoretical concepts, and then observe them divide into quartets combining exercises like puzzle pieces to create live improvised string quartets. Improvising string quartets give students the ability to understand in a uniquely intuitive way the compositions of the string quartet genre, giving them the ability to interpret and perform works in a truly artistic way! Lots of easy to follow hand-outs.
Location: Ballroom B/C
String & Orchestra Alice Kanack

02/28/2013
1:30PM - 2:30PM
Bon Voyage! GPS for the Fingerboard You can call a travel agent to plan your trip around the world, but you are responsible for your own trip on the four lane highway of your instrument. A careful plan will allow you to consider alternative routes and make the best decision for the most efficient trip while avoiding recalculating along the way.
Location: Newport/Washington
String & Orchestra William Dick
Laurie Scott

03/01/2013
9:30AM - 10:30AM
A Demonstration of Interschool, Intergenerational, Intercommunity String Orchestra Rehearsal and Concert Techniques Why should bands have all the fun, get more funding, and achieve greater status in the community? Lieberman will share techniques she’s employed nationwide and use orchestra score examples to demonstrate how you can generate intergenerational performances that stimulate exciting, recruitment-ripe all-school, all-community events. Inspire enrollment and intensify motivation by generating concerts that include and involve everyone — even the audience.
Location: Ballroom D/E
String & Orchestra Julie Lyonn Lieberman

03/01/2013
9:30AM - 10:30AM
Teaching Technique in Middle and High School Has Never Been So Easy! Sound Development: Intermediate and SD: Advanced String Orchestra offer new warm-up exercises for developing tone and technique! At the middle school level, these easy-to-use warm-up exercises for developing tone and attack strokes, shifting skills, and two-octave scales and arpeggios are perfect. High school friendly ways to teach the all-state three-octave scales are included as well as exercises for developing advanced right-hand skills and upper level shifting.
Location: 552 A/B
String & Orchestra Kirk Moss
Bob Phillips

03/01/2013
8:15AM - 9:15AM
The ASTA National Curriculum for Elementary Strings: A Roadmap to Success Local, state and national standards paired with new teacher evaluation systems are being instituted in all states requiring everyone to have a well thought out curriculum. The session will focus on how to use and incorporate the elementary part of the ASTA curriculum to energize your teaching and create motivated/successful students. Specific teaching strategies and techniques will be demonstrated that you can implement on Monday. Bring an instrument for this hands on and very practical showcase.
Location: Rotunda
String & Orchestra Bob Phillips

03/01/2013
4:15PM - 5:15PM
Playing and Teaching Popular Guitar We will examine the practical function and role of the guitar in popular music, including stylistic considerations surrounding rock, jazz, country, and singer/songwriter music. We will take a “bottom up” approach beginning with bass lines, chords, root movements, and riffs. Common misunderstandings surrounding various guitar techniques will be discussed, and we will employ simple chord construction principles that apply easily and naturally to the guitar fretboard.
Location: Newport/Washington
Guitar & Bass Aaron Stang

03/01/2013
3:00PM - 4:00PM
ASTA Strategic Planning Focus Group Come spend an hour with members of the ASTA Strategic Planning Task Force and share your input into a five year plan for the association. President-Elect Stephen Benham will present plan highlights and solicit member feedback and comments. Don’t miss this opportunity to add your voice to our profession’s future.
Location: Ballroom B/C
String & Orchestra Stephen Benham

03/01/2013
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Do You Hear What I Hear? Developing the Ear, the Body and the Intellect to Facilitate Beautiful Intonation This lecture/demonstration will provide a brief overview of pedagogical concepts for developing intonation based on the teaching and materials of Dounis, Suzuki, Kodaly, Fischer, Kendall, Galamian and others. Key points of discussion will include the development of aural, physical and intellectual skills. While a discussion of pedagogical concepts will be initial focus, the main portion of the lecture will consist of applications and learning sequences for developing beautiful intonation. Specific teaching strategies will be discussed.
Location: 555 A/B
String & Orchestra Winifred Crock

03/01/2013
3:00PM - 4:00PM
How to use ASTA Curriculum as an Assessment Tool Analyzing student work has become prevalent in the last few years not only to offer feedback to students but to guide teaching. In the sequence of Backward Design, curriculum is written, assessments are designed and lesson plans are developed. This session will examine the ASTA curriculum and how we can develop assessments based on its contents. Thinking more deeply and reflecting about bridging gaps in student learning will be examined along with creating examples of assessments.
Location: Rotunda
String & Orchestra Denese Odegaard

03/01/2013
1:45PM - 2:45PM
Bringing the Classical String Player into Jazz Three common harmonically specific melodic patterns can be extracted from the great literature of Bach, Mozart and Beethoven and used in jazz improvisation. Bach used these ideas within a Baroque style. Mozart and Beethoven used them in a Classical style. Simple development and rhythmic ideas can be applied to these basic shapes to use them in a Jazz style. Extracted examples will be applied by a demonstration group over common jazz progressions.
Location: Newport/Washington
String & Orchestra Bert Ligon

03/01/2013
1:45PM - 2:45PM
How to Play Cool Stuff on Guitar Learn to play some fun stuff that will expand your guitar skills and your understanding of real world guitar playing. The patterns you will learn in this session will form the basis of many great guitar parts that you will want to teach in class.
Location: Newport/Washington
Guitar & Bass Aaron Stang

03/01/2013
1:45PM - 2:45PM
Repertoire and Technique Builders from the Suzuki Catalog for All String Teachers Explore collections of performance repertoire and technical exercises for ensembles and solo players from the Suzuki catalog. These great resources work well in many teaching situations!
Location: 553 A/B
String & Orchestra Barbara Barber
Winifred Crock
William Dick
Laurie Scott

03/02/2013
8:15AM - 9:15AM
Developing Creativity from the First String Lesson This session with beginning students will demonstrate many of the tools covered in the Creative Musicianship section of the ASTA curriculum book. As we focus on a number of essential building blocks designed to develop an inventive and expressive musical language, Julie Lyonn Lieberman will also demonstrate the difference between teaching by rote and teaching from a creative stance. In other words, if the teacher only follows a written-out lesson plan, even if it’s one that focuses on creativity, he or she won’t be walking the walk and talking the talk. Ironically, to teach creativity, we must be willing to embody its essence.
Location: Rotunda
String & Orchestra Julie Lyonn Lieberman

03/02/2013
7:00AM - 8:00AM
From First Glance to Fluency: An Organic Approach to Teaching Music Literacy There are over 75 concepts and symbols that music students needs to know before beginning to read music. Without this knowledge, reading music can be overwhelming and sometimes not even possible. This session will include demonstrations of sequential literacy instruction with the success of every student in mind. We will examine common reading problems and demonstrate how they can be avoided and corrected. Materials for single instruments and mixed groups will be discussed and demonstrated.
Location: 551 A/B
String & Orchestra Winifred Crock
Laurie Scott

03/02/2013
4:00PM - 5:00PM
The ASTA National Curriculum and Collegiate Faculty: Uses within the instrumental music education track Explore ways to integrate the ASTA National Curriculum within your music education courses to benefit teacher candidates. Hear from colleagues and gain ideas on how to use this important resource in your university teaching.
Location: Rotunda
String & Orchestra Kirk Moss