Magazine article American Music Teacher

Conference Presenters: March 16-20, 2002

Magazine article American Music Teacher

Conference Presenters: March 16-20, 2002

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Richard Aaron, a faculty member at the Cleveland Institute of Music, was visiting professor at the New England Conservatory in 1998. A member of several international and stateside orchestras, he also gives solo recitals throughout Europe. He is a member of the Elysian Trio. Session: Cellobration: Cellists from the Cleveland Institute of Music

Robert M. Abramson, an expert in Dalcroze Eurhythmics, gives hands-on workshops and clinics for teachers and students in all disciplines worldwide. His special exercises in breaking mind-body barriers have helped many teachers and students in all the arts. Session: Feel the Rhythm More than the Beat Through Your Body to Your Feet (Why Aren't We Musical?)

Joyce Andrews, associate professor of music at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, has enjoyed an active career as a soprano soloist in opera, oratorio, concert and recital work across the United States, England and France. Session: Emily Dickinson's World Through Song and Narration

Judy Baker has had a teaching career spanning kindergarten to college classrooms. Her interest in pedagogy has developed into a year-long adult course, as well as a course training high school students to teach. Session: Our Greatest Natural Resource--The Student: State Programs and Projects to Benefit All

Alison S. Barr maintains independent studios in Brookline and Hanover, Massachusetts, and teaches choral music in the Norwell, Massachusetts, public schools. She has served as state president for both the Maine and Massachusetts MTAs and as Independent Music Teachers Forum Chair. Session: Motivation: The Journey from "No" to "Yes"

Glenn Basham is associate professor of violin at the University of Miami, first violinist with the Bergonzi String Quartet and concertmaster of the Naples Philharmonic. Session: The Versatile Violinist -- Teaching Improv to Classical Musicians

Sylvie Beaudette, assistant professor of chamber music and accompanying at the Eastman School of Music, has built a diversified career as collaborative artist, vocal coach, soloist and teacher. She has recorded with the Athena Trio. Session: Can This Beauty in Our Hearts End? Songs by Rebecca Clarke

Juanita Becker, NCTM, is assistant professor of music at Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee. She holds degrees from Florida State University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Oberlin College Conservatory of Music. Session: Chamber Music by Women Composers

Robert Bedford is professor of keyboard music at the School of Music, West Chester University, West Chester, Pennsylvania. He holds degrees from the Juilliard School and The Catholic University of America. Bedford is a certified teacher of the F.M. Alexander Technique. Session: The Alexander Technique for Musicians: A Whole Body Approach to Playing Your Instrument

Marvin Blickenstaff teaches at the College of New Jersey, Westminster Choir College and The New School for Music Study. He is president of the Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy. Session: Interactive Repertoire Classes: Opportunities for Growth

Beth Bolton's bio was not available. Sessions: Bridging the Gap: Getting Young Children Ready for Piano; Should I or Shouldn't I? Deciding What to Do About Early Childhood Education

Debra Brubaker Burns earned a Ph.D. degree from University of Minnesota, an M.M. degree from Ohio University and a B.M. degree from Oral Roberts University. For the last ten years, she has been researching the history of piano methods and pedagogy in the United States. Session: 20th Century Innovations in Piano Pedagogy: Contributions of Selected American Women

Ingrid Jacobson Clarfield, professor of piano at Westminster Choir College, is an active performer, clinician and author. She has presented workshops throughout the United States and Canada. Her students have won numerous awards at state, national and international competitions. …

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