CLINICS HISTORY

 

Illinois Music Educators Association State Conference: Sessions presented (as primary or contributing speaker) on the following topics:

  • Rhythm reading and performance 
  • Key Shapes for Strings (understanding fingerboard geography) 
  • Teaching composition within the large ensemble curriculum - why and how 
  • Effective string teaching for 'Non-Native' String Players (or, Reflections of a Recovering Percussionist) 
  • Developing Professional Learning Communities 
  • Understanding your percussion section 
  • Mallet Wrapping (felt and yarn) 
  • Timpani head clearing
     

Northwestern University: Guest speaker on teaching composition within the large ensemble curriculum

University of Illinois: Guest speaker on the following topics: 

  • Key Shapes (understanding fingerboard geography) 
  • Developing student leadership within the large ensemble 
  • Preparing the non-string player for effective string teaching
     

NAfME National Conference, Nashville: Key Shapes for Strings

ASTA National Conference, Louisville: Rhythm Workshop

ASTA National Conference: Co-presenter for a clinic on developing student leadership alongside Dr. Karin Hendricks. This presentation was followed up in an article in the national journal.

Midwest International Band & Orchestra Conference and IMEA All State Conference: Director of the demonstration ensemble for Doris Gazda clinics 

Arizona MEA Conference: Key Shapes for Strings

Illinois MEA Conferences: clinics on Rhythm Reading, Key Shapes for Strings, Percussion Pedagogy & Ensemble Performances, Yarn & Felt Mallet Wrapping

Pennsylvania MEA District 7 Conference: Rhythm Workshop and Key Shapes clinics

Carthage College, Wisconsin: Panel discussions on preparing for a career as an orchestra teacher

TODA (Texas Orchestra Directors Association): State Conference clinic on rhythm reading and performance

Bradley University: Performer and clinician for the Clarinet/Percussion Guest Artists Recital and Clinic; Key Shapes for Strings presentation for the String Pedagogy class

Illinois Wesleyan University: Key Shapes for Strings presentation for the String Pedagogy class

University of Wisconsin, Whitewater: Cello coach and clinician for special regional youth orchestra

MENC National Guitar Education Workshops - Adjunct faculty at adult summer camps