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Through Dec. 13th
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Achieving an Artistic Vibrato in the String Class

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  • Vibrato has been identified as an essential component in creating an expressive and musical performance on string instruments. This session will review pedagogical literature and compare various approaches to obtaining a beautiful vibrato. Video clips of artist-level performers in real time and slow motion will be presented to clearly outline the component motions of a beautiful vibrato. Practical applications for intermediate and advanced orchestras will be discussed.
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  • Rebecca MacLeod is assistant professor of music education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, specializing in string education. Her research on at-risk string programs, vibrato technique, instrument preference, and music perception has been presented at national and state conferences. She is a frequent guest conductor and clinician throughout the United States.