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December, 15, 2016
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM


Meeting Room W181


Carolyn Landreau

Carolyn Landreau
Susan P. Ellington

Susan P. Ellington

Show, Grow and Excel!

Clinic Synopsis:

This dynamic mother and daughter orchestra teacher duo will help with the steps to build the program of your dreams. Starting with your own personal development and working outward toward the school and community. You will learn to cultivate a positive program image and successful learning environment as well as achieve the support you need from parents and administration.

Carolyn Landreau - Biographical Information

Carolyn Ellington Landreau is the Director of Orchestras at Centennial High School in Roswell, GA. In addition, Landreau also serves as the Fine Arts Support Teacher for Orchestra for Fulton County Schools. Mrs. Landreau holds a Bachelors in Music Education from Florida State University (2002), a Masters of Music Education from the University of Colorado (2004) and an Education Specialist degree from Valdosta State University (2014). She was instrumental in creating the District Five Middle School Honor Orchestra as well as the new Statewide Honor Orchestra. In recent years, Mrs. Landreau has served as a judge for Large Group Performance Evaluation, Solo and Ensemble Festivals, and Pre-Festival performances . Mrs. Landreau has also served as counselor, clinician, and conductor for various summer programs including the GA ASTA Camp, Encore, Upbeat!, Mercer Band and Orchestra Camp, and Bravo Camps. She has served in various capacities writing curriculum and Student Learning Objectives, as well as serving as a new teacher virtual coach, for Fulton County Schools. She has served on the state board of GaASTA as the Newsletter editor, and State Treasurer. Her leadership roles within the Georgia Music Educators Association have included District Five Orchestra Chair, Statewide Honor Orchestra creater/organizer/host, 2015 & 2016 GMEA All-State 11/12 Full Orchestra and current GMEA District Five Chairperson.

Susan P. Ellington - Biographical Information

Susan Ellington, retired director of orchestras for the Goshen Community Schools in Goshen, Indiana where she taught for eighteen years . The orchestra program rapidly expanded under her musical direction and have developed a reputation of excellence having consistently received superior ratings and earning top ranking in multiple competitions and festivals. The Goshen HS Symphonic Orchestra was named to the Indiana State Orchestra Finals for thirteen of the 18 years she taught at GHS. In 1999, Mrs. Ellington was named by the School Band and Orchestra Magazine as one of “Fifty Directors Making A Difference Across the Nation”and in 2004 IMEA recognized her as Indiana’ss Outstanding Middle School Orchestra Director.. She was honored at the National level by the American String Teachers Association as the 2008 recipient of the Elizabeth A. H. Green School Educator Award” presented in Albuquerque, NM at National Conference. The prestigious award is presented annually to a teacher recognized for contributions to string education and their impact on student achievement throughout their career. She was also named Outstanding Michiana Orchestra Director in 2012 and received the Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Indiana Chapter of the American String Teachers Association in January, 2014.She currently is the Executive Director of the Elkhart County Symphony in Elkhart, IN.