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The 2016 registration is now open. Pre-registration rates are as follows:
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Beginning through Advanced Right-Hand Technique for Strings

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  • Strategies for developing the right-hand technique of your strings from the first day of instruction through graduation will be presented including concrete solutions to common challenges. This is a great session for string players and for band directors teaching strings at all levels.
  • Bob Phillips (bphillips@alfred.com)
  • 12/20/2013 10:00 AM - N/A
  • W181
  • Pedagogue, composer, and teacher trainer, Bob Phillips is an innovator in string education. During his 27 years of teaching strings in Saline, Michigan, Bob built a thriving string program of over 700 students and was honored as teacher of the year 9 times by regional, state and national organizations. A recognized expert in the use of large group pedagogy and alternative styles, he has presented clinics throughout the world. Phillips has authored over 18 book series that includes 118 books for use in the string classroom including Alfred’s revolutionary new method, Sound Innovations for String Orchestra and Sound Innovations for Concert Band as well as the ground breaking Philharmonic series. He has had over 100 works published for orchestras and bands and is an award winning ASCAP composer. His conducting resume includes professional, All-state, and youth orchestras. Currently Bob is the Director of String Publications for Alfred Music Publishing and is the President of ASTA. In 2013 Bob was inducted into the music school Hall of Fame at the University of Michigan.
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