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December, 20, 2022
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM




Winifred Crock

Winifred Crock

Tempo, Time & Tumult: Solutions for Rhythmic Issues in Instrumental Playing & Teaching

Clinic Synopsis:

Why do musicians consistently rush in performance? Why do they falter when reading compound meter or cut time? How do we address common issues such as ties, dotted rhythms and irregular patterns? How do tempo and time influence musical performance and expression and how can we actively teach these concepts? Join Mrs. Crock as she offers sequences and solutions to topics that pertain to rhythm, tempo, and time. Practical ideas for immediate application in teaching and learning will be shared.

Winifred Crock - Biographical Information

In demand as a clinician, pedagogue and conductor, Winifred Crock has lectured at Midwest, NAFME, ASTA and SAA conferences and has been the featured clinician at universities and conferences across the country and abroad. She was the Director of Orchestras at Parkway Central High School for over 25 years. During her tenure, the Parkway Central High Music Department was awarded GRAMMY Gold Signature school status. Mrs. Crock has maintained a private violin studio in suburban St. Louis, Missouri for decades as well. Mrs. Crock holds music degrees from SIU-E and Kent State University. She is a graduate of the Suzuki Talent Education Institute in Matsumoto, Japan under the tutelage of Shinichi Suzuki and a teacher trainer through the Suzuki Association of the Americas She is also a certified Kodály method instructor. She has received numerous teaching awards including the MO ASTA Private Teacher of the Year and Secondary Educator Awards, the St Louis Symphony Educator of the Year, the ‘Arts Educator of the Year' by the Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis. the NFHA Outstanding Music Educator of Midwest, the Singer Prize for Excellence in Secondary Teaching, and the ASTA Elizabeth Green National School Educator Award. She is the author of numerous music publications including the Pattern Play for Strings Series, Forrester Press, and with Laurie Scott and William Dick, the Learning Together Series, Alfred Music. She is dedicated to the betterment of music education for all children.