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It's All About the Sound: Developing Beautiful Tone and Articulation from the First Rehearsal

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  • Producing a beautiful sound is one of the most important concepts in string playing. This interactive lecture demonstration will cover tone production concepts and teaching sequences of major string pedagogues of the last century. Major concepts and sequences of tone production and articulation will be defined and discussed as well as practical ideas to develop and refine an individual's tone or an ensemble's sound.
  • Winifred Crock (
  • 12/20/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
  • Meeting Room W187
  • In demand as a teacher, clinician and conductor, Mrs. Crock has lectured at numerous music conferences including SAA, ASTA, NAFME and The Midwest Clinic and has been the featured string clinician at conferences in over 20 states, and abroad. Within her thirty years of classroom experience, Winifred Crock spent twenty-five years as the Director of Orchestras at Parkway Central High School. She has maintained an active private violin studio in suburban St. Louis, Missouri for far longer. During her tenure in Parkway, the Parkway Central High Music Department was awarded GRAMMY Gold Signature school status as one of the top high school music departments in the country Mrs. Crock has been named the Missouri ASTA Private Studio Teacher of the Year, the Missouri ASTA Secondary String Teacher of the Year, the St Louis Symphony Educator of the Year, the St Louis A & E Council Educator of the Year, a SLSMEA Hall of Fame Award recipient, the NFHA Outstanding Music Educator of the Midwest V, a SAA Community Learning Award recipient, a Singer Prize recipient for Excellence in Secondary Teaching and an ASTA Elizabeth Green National School Educator. Mrs. Crock has been active in both ASTA and SAA for many years. Her most recent publications are the Pattern Play for Strings Series: A Sequential Introduction to Reading Music, Forrester Press and Learning Together II, Alfred Publishing. In addition to music degrees from SIU Edwardsville and Kent State University in Ohio, Mrs. Crock graduated from the Suzuki Talent Education Institute in Matsumoto, Japan under the tutelage of Shinichi Suzuki and is a certified Kod├íly method instructor.
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  • Laurie Scott
  • Laurie Scott is Associate Professor of Music and Human Learning at The University of Texas at Austin. Additionally, she serves as the director of The University of Texas String Project and the Musical Lives string program at UT Elementary School. As a university professor she has received both the Teaching Excellence Award from the School of Music and from the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin. A former middle and high school orchestra director, she now mentors young professionals toward successful lives as string educators. In every facet of her teaching Dr. Scott serves as an advocate for inclusive and diverse music classrooms, adult music learners, and access to quality music instruction for children in underserved communities. She is a registered teacher trainer for the Suzuki Association of the Americas and continues to maintain a private violin studio. Her former students have become exemplary string educators, professional studio and symphony musicians, and passionate arts advocates. She is co-author with William Dick of the books Mastery for Strings, Level One and Two, and From the Stage to the Studio: How Fine Performers become Great Teachers, is co-authored with Cornelia Watkins.