Becky Bush

Becky Bush

Becky Bush, Orchestra Director and founder of the Hudsonville Public Schools Orchestra Program in Hudsonville, Michigan. She is co-author of Sound Differentiation for Beginning String Orchestra and author of a young orchestra piece, Arctic Crossing, both published by Alfred Music. She was String Acquisition Editor and Suzuki Strategist at Alfred Music Publishing, Adjunct Professor of Music Education at Grand Valley State University, and Adjunct Professor of Music Education at Calvin College. In addition to teaching Instrumental Methods, String Methods, and supervising student teachers at the collegiate level, she directed the St. Cecilia Music Center Sinfonia and Concert Youth Orchestra and was Orchestra Director at Jenison Public Schools, a GRAMMY Signature School and a NAMM 100 Best Community for Music Education. Bush brings her staple energy, enthusiasm, and comprehensive pedagogy training into every endeavor! A graduate with a Bachelor’s of Music Education from University of Michigan and a Masters of Education from Grand Valley State University, she has been Music Director at the Michigan ASTA String Camps, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camps, and Phillips Family Fiddle Camps and performs with the Signature String Quartet. She has presented mulitple sessions at The Midwest Clinic, the National ASTA Conference, Ontario Music Educators’ Association Conference, Texas Music Educator’s Assocation Conference, New York State School Music Association Conference, other state music conventions and has been an active guest conductor throughout Michigan.

Clinic Offerings

Differentiation in the String Classroom: Success for all Students!

Addressing the needs of all learners is critical to ensuring success for our beginning students. A variety of strategies will be presented that answer the question, how do I motivate and challenge students that learn at very different rates? Specific repertoire, alternative teaching strategies, teaching materials, and online resources that can facilitate instruction for all students will be presented.

Sensational String Warm Ups: Skills to Revolutionize Your Orchestra

Completely revolutionize your orchestra in the first ten minutes of each rehearsal! Warm-ups are easy to implement, fun, and save rehearsal time! A must-see session for middle school and high school orchestra directors.

Teaching Terrific Tone: Creating a Beautiful Sounding Orchestra

Orchestra is a performance-based class, so let’s perform well! Come experience specific strategies for transforming the sound of your orchestra in just one rehearsal! This clinic will be filled with reminders for experienced teachers and is a must-see for young string teachers who need rehearsal ideas ready for Monday!

Terrific Tips and Rehearsal Strategies for Middle School Orchestra

Experience specific strategies for transforming middle school orchestra rehearsals. This clinic will be filled with reminders for experienced teachers and is a must-see for young string teachers. Walk away with effective ideas you can implement on Monday!


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