Strategies to Build and Retain a Successful Orchestra Program
- Learn real world strategies from two directors who team-teach 7 orchestra classes, 345 students, plus AP Music Theory every day. Topics covered will include recruitment, retention, scheduling, work-life balance, working with an assistant, and how to promote success.
- Perry Holbrook (email@example.com)
- 12/19/2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
- Perry Holbrook holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University of Minnesota, a Masters of Music degree from Arizona State University, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Wichita State University. He received his teaching credentials from the University of Georgia.
Dr. Holbrook has spent the last fifteen years of his eighteen-year career at Walton High School. Since his arrival, orchestra enrollment has continued to increase from 130 to 345 string students. His groups have received four invitations to perform at The Midwest Clinic (2001, 2005, 2008, 2012), have received two invitations to perform at the ASTA National Conference (2009, 2012), and have performed five times at the Georgia Music Educators Association In-Service Conference (2001, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012). Dr. Holbrook’s groups have also traveled and performed internationally, participating in two European concert tours (2004, 2007, 2015).
Dr. Holbrook is active as a guest conductor. Summer conducting engagements have included the Sewanee Summer Music Festival (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015) and the Orchestra America Summer Symposium (2006, 2007). He has guest conducted honor groups in Texas, South Carolina, and Georgia. Dr. Holbrook has presented clinics at the Midwest Clinic (2006); the ASTA National Conference (2004, 2009); the Georgia Music Educators Convention (2006, 2010); and the Texas Music Educators Convention (2005). In 2007, he was the featured clinician at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention, presenting a series of five clinics. In addition to teaching orchestra, Dr. Holbrook teaches AP Music Theory. He was named the S.T.A.R. teacher of Walton High School in 2004.
Dr. Holbrook lives in Marietta, Georgia. His daughter, Bailey, is a cello performance major at Indiana University. In his free time he can usually be playing tennis or cycling.