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December, 19, 2024
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM




Elizabeth Chappell

Elizabeth Chappell

Incorporating Improvisation Into Your Beginning Strings Program Even if Improvising Is Not Your Thing

Clinic Synopsis:

To provide culturally relevant instruction and honor diversity in repertoire, improvisation must be included in the curriculum. However, classically trained string players are often at a loss when it comes to improvising and aural learning. Without abandoning the Western canon, we will explore the concept of inclusively trained musicians. Attendees will learn beginning improvisation activities that fit seamlessly into existing curricula and support music literacy and technique development.

Elizabeth Chappell - Biographical Information

Elizabeth Chappell is an Assistant Professor of String Music Education at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. She received her master’s and PhD in Music and Human Learning from the University of Texas at Austin and Bachelor of Music Therapy from the University of Kansas. Prior to her appointment at TTU, she taught at the University of North Texas. During her career as an educator, she taught orchestra for 17 years in Austin and most of those years were in Title I schools. Dr. Chappell is a National Board-Certified Music Educator with a research interest in equity and access.