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December, 22, 2023
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM




Christopher Selby

Christopher Selby

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“Stop Rushing and Play In Tune!”— Solutions to the Biggest Ensemble Problems in Orchestra

Clinic Synopsis:

Ensemble is more than playing together. It is tuning together, articulating, blending, and breathing together. Come learn how to teach students to listen, move, breathe and phrase together; how to teach younger students to control their tempo (not rush), and also how to keep the back and front of the string or symphony orchestra together. Attendees will also learn how to teach students to blend and tune notes, chords, and concert music the way professionals do—all by putting the ensemble first.

Christopher Selby - Biographical Information

Dr. Christopher Selby is a high school orchestra director, and the lead string author of the Habits of a Successful String Musician series published by GIA. He is an active clinician and conductor, and has presented sessions at numerous Midwest Clinics, American String Teacher Association (ASTA) National Conferences, and many state conferences across America. Dr. Selby taught traditional public school orchestra programs from 1992 until 2012, when he took over as the director of high school orchestras at the School of the Arts in Charleston, SC. His orchestras have performed at the 2019 Midwest Clinic, and they won ASTA's National Orchestra Festival top award of Grand Champion in the competitive public school division in 2016 and 2023.