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December, 17, 2021
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


W 184


David Pope

David Pope

Strategies for Developing Intonation in the Orchestra Rehearsal

Clinic Synopsis:

This session will provide various strategies that string teachers can immediately incorporate into their daily rehearsals to improve students’ intonation. Participants will learn practical techniques that will develop students’ abilities to self-identify and self-correct pitch errors. Topics will include teaching and refining listening skills, creating chorales out of performance repertoire, chords and intervals, tuning the inner lines, and playing with expressive intonation.

David Pope - Biographical Information

David Pope serves an Associate Professor of Music Education and Chair of the Professional Studies Department at the Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music. As an active adjudicator and clinician, he has conducted numerous all-state orchestras, regional honor orchestras, and served as a guest clinician for orchestra programs and university-level summer camps across the United States. Prior to Baldwin Wallace, Dr. Pope taught middle and high orchestra in Tennessee, Florida, and Ohio. He also conducted the Camerata Orchestra at Case Western Reserve University, taught string pedagogy courses at the VanderCook College of Music, and served as a conductor for the Sarasota (FL) and Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra programs. Dr. Pope has presented string pedagogy clinics and his research at state, regional, national, and international conferences. His research has also been published in the Journal of Research in Music Education, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, String Research Journal, Research Perspectives in Music Education, Music Educators Journal, American String Teacher, and the Florida Music Director. He also currently volunteers as the American String Teachers Association’s national conference chair. He previously received the Distinguished Music Educator Award from the Yale Symposium for Music in Schools, the Outstanding Young Music Educator Award for the state of Tennessee, and the ASTA String Researcher Award.