Judy Arthur. Awarded a Doctorate of Philosophy
in Music Education from The Florida State School of
Music in 2000 and also holds a Masters and Bachelors from that
institution. Director of Choral Activities at Leon High School,
in Tallahassee, Florida. Frequent clinician, choral adjudicator, and past
president of the American Choral Directors Association Florida Chapter.
Active in MENC, FMEA, and as District Chair for the
Florida Vocal Association. Accompanies the Tallahassee
Community Chorus, choral workshops and sessions.
Barr. Professor, Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music, Eastman School
of Music. Concerts with Rostropovich, Fournier, Rejto, Toth.
Accompanist for master classes of J. Heifetz, Piatigorsky, Primrose,
Curtin. Has taught and performed throughout North America, Europe,
Russia, Asia, Australia. Chair, Collaborative Performance Advisory
Diane Birr. Piano
College, NY. Collaborator in recitals and master classes throughout
the US, Canada, and Europe. Recorded for Liscio, Crystal, Houston
Blickenstaff. One of America's busiest teachers, performers,
authors. Presenter of workshops and national MTNA convention sessions.
Co-author of 36-book Music Pathways series. Piano Editor,
Frederick Harris; co-publisher, Celebration Series; editorial board
member, American Music Teacher, Keyboard Companion.
Acclaimed throughout U.S., Europe, Australia, and New Zealand as jazz
and ragtime concert and recording artist (Zebra Stripes, Live!,
Nimble Fingered Gentleman), commissioned composer, clinician,
historian, and author. Director, Piano Pedagogy Studies and Class Piano, Eastman School
Ronda Cole. One of America's leading Suzuki
teachers and teacher-trainers. Director, Suzuki Pedagogy program, University of
Robert Culver. Professor of Viola and Head of
String Education, University of Michigan. Former
President, ASTA. Former instrumental
teacher, Oregon public schools. Former violist, Rochester
Philharmonic, Detroit Symphony.
One of world's most active clinicians and conducting
consultants. Author of Master Teacher Profile.
Diaz. Professor of Violin and Viola at Columbus State University in Columbus, GA.
Principal violist with Columbus
and Macon Symphony Orchestras. An
outstanding teacher and chamber music coach; student chamber ensembles under his
direction have regularly been finalists in important national competitions.
Huguette Dreyfus. Internationally acclaimed
harpsichordist, prize-winning recording artist. Expert on 17th-18th century
French music. Professor Emeritus of Harpsichord at National Conservatories in
Paris and Lyon.
Eichenberger. Professor Emeritus of Choral Music, Florida State University. Has
guest-conducted and lectured in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico,
Japan, Europe, and numerous U.S. universities, conventions, and
all-state choruses. Conducting video What They See Is What You
Get (now in its 9th printing) and Enhancing Musicality
Fischbach. Student of Gerald Fischbach, Steven Shipps, Elaine Richey,
George Neikrug, Yuri Mazurkevich, and Shmuel Ashkenasi, and members of the
Vermeer Quartet, Muir Quartet, American Quartet, Guarneri Quartet, and Fine
Arts Quartet. Former member of the National Symphony Orchestra
and the San Francisco
Symphony. Currently violist withe The Metropolitan Opera
Orchestra. Active violinist and violist, in New York City and abroad.
Fischbach. Professor of Violin and Chair of Strings, University of Maryland.
Former President, ASTA. Co-author of string methods
Artistry in Strings and Viva Vibrato. Globe-trotting soloist,
conductor, and presenter of workshops and master classes.
Jody Graves. DMA, Eastman School of Music. Director
of Piano Studies, Eastern Washington University. Active performer, teacher, adjudicator,
and clinician. Especially interested in promoting concert art music, and creating unique ways
to foster a collaborative experience between artist and listener.
Principal Bassist with the California Symphony and the Sun Valley Idaho Summer
Symphony. Former Principal Bassist with the Cincinnati
Symphony and Executive Director of the International Society
of Bassists. Active soloist and teacher. Author of The Inner Game of Music
and The Mastery of Music.
Guy. Teacher and nationwide lecturer.
Publications include two children's picture books (The Music Box and
The Orchestra, The Orchestra!) and the
popular FJH series of Expressive Etudes and Focus on Melody (co-authored
with Victoria McArthur).
Ruth Harte. Fellow and Professor, Royal Academy of Music, London. Recitals as
solo and chamber musician, lecturer. Adjudicator, examiner, and mentor for
teacher-training in Europe, Canada, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.
Hilley. Professor of Group Piano and Pedagogy, The University of Texas at
Austin. Internationally acclaimed piano clinician, pedagogue, author. Winner
of numerous awards for excellence in teaching.
Immedicate Past President, MENC. Music and Arts Education
Department of Education. Past Chair, Consortium of
National Arts Education Organizations. Co-author, National
Standards for Music Education. Developer, Vision 2020, Future
Directions in Music Education.
Jones. Head, Orchestral Studies, University of Iowa. Frequent guest
conductor of professional, festival, and youth orchestras around the
globe. Highly sought-after conducting teacher.
Grand Master of the keyboard. Recipient of prestigious medals in three
countries. Has toured on five continents and taught at major music
schools in the U.S. and abroad. Judge at numerous international
competitions, including the Van Cliburn, Tchaikovsky, Franz Liszt.
Co-founder and President Emeritus, American Liszt
Eduard Melkus. The
Dean of Baroque violinists. Discography of over 200 works includes many
prize-winning recordings. Professor Emeritus of Violin, Vienna Academy.
Director, Capella Academica. Author of many musicological articles.
Past President, ESTA-Austria. 1985 ASTA International Award Winner.
Rabbath. The "Paganini of the Double Bass." Internationally
renowned concert and recording artist, teacher, composer. His
startlingly effective "New Technique"
for contrabass is revolutionizing the way bass is played and taught
around the world.
Marvin Rabin. One of the world's most
respected string educators, youth orchestra conductors, and conductor educators.
In demand on five continents as workshop presenter. Co-author, Guide to
Orchestral Bowings through Musical Styles. ASTA Distinguished Service Award,
Professor of Art, Western Michigan University.
Internationally renowned art teacher, artist, juror.
Co-facilitator, "Starr Earthwork," national peace site;
founder: World Peace Arts Initiative; featured artist Best of
Watercolor Book 1995, Artist/Researcher/Director, Creativity
Education; Director, Michigan Millennium Project.
Collections/Funders: Fetzer Institute, Starr Commonwealth,
Michigan's Governors Millikin & Blanchard; Upjohn, Dow
Corning, Ford and Kellogg Foundations. Named to Who's Who in
Linda Talbot Rizzolo.
Numerous permanent collections: Gerald Ford Museum, Steelecase
Corporation, Dow Corning Corporation. Guest lecturer/demonstrator and
exhibits in Europe, U.S., and Canada. Also works in installation and
Solow. Professor of Violoncello and Chamber Music at Temple University,
Philadelphia. B.A (Philosophy), UCLA; Phi Beta
Kappa; studied with Gabor Rejto, Gregor Piatigorsky; member of The Amadeus
Trio; guest at many chamber
music festivals; two Grammy Award nominations.
Ivan Straus. First Violin, Suk Quartet,
Prague. Professor of Violin, Prague Conservatory of Music. Former
Nelita True. Chair,
Piano Department, Eastman School of Music. One of
America's most celebrated piano teachers. First
American musician invited as visiting professor in the Soviet Union. Concerts
and master classes in the major capitals of Europe, China, Indonesia, Australia,
New Zealand, Hong Kong, Russia, Iceland, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and nearly
every state in US. Discography of over 100 works ranging from Scarlatti to
contemporary works dedicated to her. Student of Gorodnitzki, Fleisher,
Professor of Cello and String Pedagogy, The University of Texas at Austin,
where she holds the Parker C. Fielder Regents Professorship.
Former President, ASTA, honored with ASTA's 2002
Paul Rolland Lifetime Achievement Award. Named Grande Dame du
Violoncello, Indiana University's Eva Janzer Cello Memorial
Award, 2001. Internationally acclaimed
teacher, clinician, and author of the bestselling pedagogy books,
Playing the String Game and The String Play. Served as
director of University of Texas String Project for 35 years. Workshop
presenter in most states, 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Australia,
Europe, North America, and south America.
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