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$130 Early Bird Professional Rate
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Through Dec. 13th
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Habits of a Successful School Orchestra: String Warm Ups and Strategies for Improving the Accuracy and Artistry in Orchestra

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  • This session introduces new strategies and exercises for teaching string orchestras the skills they need to perform challenging repertoire with better execution and artistry. Attendees will learn 1. effective solutions to finger pattern and fine-tuning problems, including new etudes, tuning canons, scales and chorales; 2. rhythmic literacy strategies for teaching students to read with greater independence; and 3. warm-up exercises for developing clean articulations and a mature ensemble tone.
  • Christopher Selby (
  • 12/18/2015 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
  • W186
  • Christopher Selby is an active conductor, clinician, speaker and a co-author of Habits of a Successful String Musician published by GIA. He has presented at state and national conferences, written articles for ASTAS’s American String Teacher journal and NAfME. Dr. Selby taught orchestra in traditional elementary, middle and high schools schools for eighteen years before accepting his current job directing the String and Symphony Orchestras at the School of the Arts in Charleston, SC. His ensembles consistently receive superior ratings and his chamber orchestra placed 1st in the 2012 ASTA National Orchestra Festival. Dr. Selby is a two-time National Board recipient; he was also the recipient of the 2009 SC ASTA Orchestra of the Year and is the past president of the South Carolina Music Association.