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December, 18, 2024
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM




Eric Maine

Eric Maine

Teaching Musicality Through Tone Production: Expanding Your Students’ Sound Palette

Clinic Synopsis:

The development of the right hand for improved tone is critically important to musicality in string playing. This session will focus on strategies to train and relax the string student’s bow hand to enable more musical performances. By providing exercises that target a player's smaller-to-larger muscle groups, teachers will be able to help enable students to succeed at higher level bowing skills which are often synonymous with advanced playing and musicality.

Eric Maine - Biographical Information

Eric Maine has been a resident of Nevada since he began working for the Clark County School District in 2012. He completed his undergraduate degree from Syracuse University in Music Education with a minor in Music History, graduating Summa Cum Laude. He earned his first master’s degree in Educational Leadership in 2015 and recently completed his second Master's in Orchestra Conducting at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, studying with Taras Krysa. He holds teaching experience at both the middle and high school level. His orchestras have consistently received superior ratings at festivals in and around the Nevada area. Eric currently serves as Director of Orchestras at Ed W. Clark High School. He directs three of the six major ensembles at Clark High School. He conducted their 2016 and 2019 performance at The Midwest Clinic, an International Band and Orchestra Conference held in Chicago, IL. Eric served as the Southern NMEA (Nevada Music Educators Association) All-State Orchestra Chair, where he oversaw the student audition process, conductor selection, and the overall operation of the orchestra's rehearsal and performance at the yearly NMEA Conference. In addition, he formally served as president of the Nevada Chapter of the ASTA (American String Teacher Association). He served as the conductor of the Las Vegas Youth Orchestra’s Ensemble Strings, Symphony and Philharmonic orchestras from 2017 through 2021. Eric is a National Board Certified Teacher in Secondary Music.