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December, 20, 2023
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM




Jim Palmer

Jim Palmer

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Symphonic Sounds: Creating, Rehearsing and Performing with A Symphony Orchestra

Clinic Synopsis:

This clinic will present the techniques required to achieve a blended Symphony Orchestra sound. The clinician will use a demonstration Symphony Orchestra to highlight the techniques presented. The repertoire will include exercises created by the clinician, excerpts from the Sound Orchestra Ensemble book and excerpts from selected Symphony Orchestra repertoire.

Jim Palmer - Biographical Information

Recipient of The American String Teachers Association Elizabeth A. H. Green Award for a distinguished career in string teaching and The 2023 Georgia ASTA Educator of the Year, Jim Palmer has been teaching for 33 years and is the Orchestra Director at Allatoona High School in Acworth, Georgia and the Music Director for The Youth Orchestras of Greater Columbus in Columbus, Georgia. Jim Palmer is also an editor, arranger and featured clinician for Alfred Music. He has published 12 orchestra arrangements and is a co-author of Sound Orchestra, a method book for Symphony Orchestra. Jim Palmer’s Orchestras have performed at The Midwest Clinic, The ASTA National Orchestra Festival, The ASTA National Conference Georgia Music Educator’s Conference and The MENC Southern Division Conference. He has presented clinics in various states throughout the country as well as The Midwest Clinic and the ASTA National Conference Jim Palmer has received the Teacher of the Year Award in three separate High Schools and has been inducted into the Florida Collegiate Music Educators Hall of Fame. He is a frequent clinician having conducted All State and Honors Orchestras in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Vermont. Mr. Palmer is a member of GMEA, Past President of the Georgia American String Teachers Association, Past Chairman of The ASTA National Orchestra Festival and is a graduate of Florida State University. He lives in Kennesaw with his wife Lydia and son Curtis.