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The 2018 registration is now open. Pre-registration rates are as follows:
$125 Early Bird Professional Rate
Through Oct. 1st
$155 Pre-conference Professional Rate
Through Dec. 13th
$90 Early Bird First Time Attendee Professional Rate
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$125 First Time Attendee Professional Rate
Through Dec. 13th 

College Student Rate
Through Dec. 13th

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TEACHING STRINGS: Moving Toward Mastery: R, F, and P

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  • Using the elements of Review, Focus, and Preparation, you can create lessons that inspire your students through the reinforcement of mastered materials, focus on new musical and technical concepts, and lay the foundation for expanding skills. Examples will be presented to cover a variety of string teaching environments.
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  • Joanne Erwin is Professor of Music Education at Oberlin Conservatory. At Oberlin, in addition to teaching string pedagogy and string techniques, she is founder and director of the String Preparatory Program and Artistic Director and Conductor for the Northern Ohio Youth Orchestras. She has presented at national ASTA and MENC conventions, and is published in American String Teacher Journal, Suzuki Journal, and Teaching Music. Brenda Mitchell is an Associate Professor of Music, and has been a faculty member at Miami University since 1990. She teaches music education courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and serves as the area chair of Music Education and as Associate Chair of the Department of Music. Published articles have appeared in Journal of Music Teacher Education, American String Teacher, and Triad. Both are co-authors of the string method New Directions┬« for Strings.