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Time:

Tuesday
December, 20, 2022
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Location:

W186

Clinician(s)

June Huang

June Huang

jhuang15@gmu.edu

Make It Practicable: Teaching Advanced Techniques for the Upper Strings in the Orchestra Classroom

Clinic Synopsis:

Students and teachers often find themselves ‘stuck’ and unable to move beyond fundamental technical skills in the classroom. The session will provide strategies to overcome this barrier and address problems and habits that may be at the root of this common issue.

June Huang - Biographical Information

Prof. June Huang is the Director of Strings and Assistant Professor of Violin at the Dewberry School of Music. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in applied violin, chamber music, pedagogy, and string methods. She has a Master of Arts from the University of California at Santa Barbara where she was a member of the Young Artist String Quartet. She earned a Bachelor of Music in Performance from the Oberlin Conservatory and attended the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music as an undergraduate. Prof. Huang studied at the Meadowmount School of Music, Aspen Music Festival, Banff Centre for the Arts, and Kneisel Hall. Her primary teachers include Stephen Clapp and Ronald Copes. Prof. Huang has performed with the National Philharmonic, Harrisburg Symphony, Richmond Symphony, Wolf Trap Orchestra, Washington Ballet Orchestra, and Amadeus Orchestra. She is a frequent chamber music collaborator and has appeared at the Staunton Music Festival, Red Lodge Music Festival, and Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia. A specialist on the baroque violin, Ms. Huang plays and records with Opera Lafayette, Four Nations, and REBEL Baroque Orchestra. Leadership positions have included concertmaster of the Washington Bach Consort and the Washington National Cathedral Baroque Orchestra. Prof. Huang is certified by the Suzuki Association of the America and is a member of the initial cohort of Communicating Honor for Diversity. As a grant recipient from the Levine School of Music, she visited Matsumoto and studied violin pedagogy with Dr. Suzuki. She is an active clinician and was the Founder and Director of String Camp and Strings Plus at Levine Music in Washington D.C. for 27 seasons. Professor Huang is a member of the Editorial Committee of the American String Teachers Association and a presenter at the 2022 and 2023 ASTA National Conferences.

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