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Growing Your Ensemble's Ensemble

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  • Exploring various aspects of technical growth and ensemble playing in your orchestra rehearsal, focusing on festival preparation. Addresses the festival scoring rubric while maintaining the principles of comprehensive musicianship.
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  • Carrie Lane Gruselle and Peggy Wheeler are the co-authors of Superior Strings in Sixteen Weeks published by FJH Music. Gruselle holds degrees from UW-Eau Claire and Stevens Point. She teaches high school orchestra in Appleton, WI and for the Lawrence University String Project. Gruselle is also a member of the WMEA Comprehensive Musicianship through Performance (CMP) Committee. She is a well-known arranger and composer for school orchestras. Wheeler has a DMA in viola from the University of Illinois. She has taught in the public schools in North Carolina, Michigan, and Iowa as well as at Allegheny College, Calvin College and SUNY-Potsdam. She is the editor and co-author of a project in string pedagogy with Mimi Zweig of Indiana University. Wheeler is also a member of the Iowa CMP Team. She regularly presents workshops on string pedagogy and CMP at state and national conferences.