As you may know the American String Teachers Association (ASTA) is having their 2011 National Conference on March 17-19, 2011 in Kansas City, MO. They are featuring pre-conference workshops, a Strings-only exhibit hall, and exciting performances including the Suzuki Advanced Violin Group, the National Orchestra Festival, and the Eclectic Strings Festival featuring Randy Sabien, sponsored in part by Alfred Publishing. This year they will have over 180 educational sessions with topics including, “How We Teach Is As Important As What We Teach: 20 Ways To Energize Your Rehearsals” (Peter Loel Boonshaft), “Increasing Access to Strings: Designing Effective String Programs in Urban and Low Socio-Economic Status Communities” (Dr. Stephen Benham), and “Developing the Expressive Bow: Strategies for All Levels of Instruction” (Kathleen DeBerry Brungard), and “Making Your Orchestra Sound Like a Million Bucks: A Guide to Selecting the Right Repertoire for Your School Ensemble” (Dr. Michael Hopkins) just to name a few.
Alfred is also presenting a Music Industry Showcase Session, featuring their new revolutionary method: Sound Innovations™ for String Orchestra, where you can learn how to customize the techniques, contents and materials in your method book (A free grade 1 string piece will be given to every participant). Visit Alfred Music Publishing at booth #416 to see their newest publications from Highland Etling, and Belwin Orchestra, and pick up the 2011 promotions with full MP3 recordings. Also, stop by their booth to see the newly released ASTA K-12 String Curriculum, now distributed by Alfred.
For more details on the Alfred clinics, please visit www.alfred.com/events.
Hope to see you there!