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December, 21, 2022
03:15 PM - 04:15 PM




Tunes That Teach Technique: The Power/Flexibility of Unison Playing at All Levels

Clinic Synopsis:

Tunes That Teach Technique: The Power/Flexibility of Unison Playing at All Levels Learn how to use unison tunes to teach and practice essential techniques for middle school through early high-school school aged students. Experience the power of using unison tunes that are perfect for string orchestras whether in-person, hybrid, or virtual. This flexible approach is perfect for any methodology and is compatible with all technique books.

Bob Phillips - Biographical Information

Bob Phillips (B. 1953), pedagogue, composer, teacher trainer, and conductor, is renowned as an innovator in string education. A recognized expert in the use of large group pedagogy and alternative styles, he has presented clinics throughout North America, Europe, and Australia. Phillips has authored 25 book series for use in the classroom including Alfred’s revolutionary method, Sound Innovations, and was the Director of Strings for Alfred for many years. With over 200 works published for orchestras and bands, Phillips is an award-winning ASCAP composer. During his 27 years of teaching strings in Saline, Michigan, Bob built a thriving string program and was elected "Teacher of the Year" nine times by national, state, and regional associations. He is a frequent all-state and honor orchestra conductor and serves as resident conductor for the Wintergrass festival in Seattle. He has served as president of the American String Teachers Association and, in 2013, Bob was inducted into the University of Michigan School of Music Hall of Fame.