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December, 21, 2023
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM




Kasia Bugaj

Kasia Bugaj

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Matthew Radspinner

Matthew Radspinner

High School String Orchestra Rehearsal Lab

Clinic Synopsis:

In this rehearsal lab, Kasia Bugaj will demonstrate rehearsal strategies and concepts with an emphasis on practical pedagogy that you can implement in your ensemble rehearsals as early as tomorrow. The rehearsal lab will feature the wonderful musicians of the Millionaire Strings from Williamsport High School (Pennsylvania) under the direction of Matthew Radspinner.

Kasia Bugaj - Biographical Information

Kasia Bugaj is an Associate Professor of Music Education at The Florida State University.  At FSU, Dr. Bugaj teaches string techniques, string methods courses, and historical research; She is the director of the FSU Summer Orchestra Camp and the conductor of the Tallahassee Youth Orchestras Chamber Orchestra.  Involved with the American String Teachers Association and the Florida Orchestra Association in many capacities, she is a frequent guest speaker, clinician, trainer, and conductor throughout the United States.  In 2018-2019 she was a Fulbright Scholar at the Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, Poland.  In 2018 she was selected as the Collegiate Educator of the Year by the Florida Music Education Association.  Dr. Bugaj received her Ph.D. in Music Education from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.  She also has degrees from Western Michigan University, The Peabody Conservatory, and is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy.  Prior to her appointment at FSU, Dr. Bugaj was the director of a curricular elementary violin program in Attica Indiana, taught violin and viola on the faculty of the Indiana University String Academy, and was a member of the viola sections of several regional orchestras in the Midwest. Kasia lives in Tallahassee, FL with her husband Renato and their two children.

Matthew Radspinner - Biographical Information