2017 ASTA National Conference

Welcome to the 2017 ASTA National Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. If you are not a member and would like to become one you can sign up for membership in the membership section on the ASTA website. **Please login to view conference pricing or view all pricing under Event Details.
When
3/1/2017 - 3/4/2017
Where
David L Lawrence Convention Center
Pittsburgh, PA United States

Program - Additional Conference Options

   

Wednesday, 01 March 2017

 
Every Child Can!© (ECC) is an introduction to Dr. Suzuki’s philosophy and its application to Suzuki education. For teachers, prospective teachers, parents and others, this course provides a thought-provoking and inspiring in depth look at the Suzuki approach to teaching and learning. For teachers, ECC serves as the first course in the Suzuki Association of Americas’ Teachers Development Program. In addition to exploring the elements of the Suzuki approach and its far-reaching goals, it includes an introduction to learning styles, history of the development of Suzuki education, the role of the parents, the importance of Suzuki pedagogical training and an overview of the SAA’s role in supporting teachers and parents. A fast-paced, engaging and inspiring program, ECC includes video materials and SAA-developed courseware and each participant receives a useful reference manual for attending. **Please note the session time. This workshop runs from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm with a one hour break for lunch on your own. You must be present for the entire session to attend.
Track
Pre-Conference Sessions
Time
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM
Music is sound. With strings that means it is all about bowing. This intensive pre-conference session will be an in-depth laboratory on teaching, remediating, and assessing the bowing skills of students. From beginners learning how to hold the bow through advanced players learning to fly with their spiccato, all things about bowing will be covered. Modeling, live and video examples, the latest materials, and hands-on learning will be featured. Bring your instrument and your questions. Spend an afternoon with the Bobs. Everyone is welcome, from beginning teachers to the artists. And because of the Bobs, you know you will have a good time, too! Presenters: Bob Gillespie and Bob Phillips
Track
Pre-Conference Sessions
Time
3/1/2017 12:00 PM - 3/4/2017 5:00 PM
12:00 PM
How do I teach my students to improvise, arrange, and compose? (For that matter, how can I learn those skills?) How do you do “the chop?” What’s a “lead sheet” and how do you play off of one? If you want clear, concrete answers to these questions, this session is a must! Come observe internationally respected string teachers Darol Anger, Matt Turner, and David Wallace as they work with local Pittsburgh string students and boost their musicianship and creativity. Learn sequential steps for: Soloing in 12-bar blues and internalizing the changes Navigating lead sheets and chord charts Learning the rhythmic art of chopping and grooving Developing concrete skills for composing and improvising Applying all of these skills in musical contexts, ranging from rock, jazz, blues, fiddling, and avant- garde new music Presenters: Darol Anger, Associate Professor, Berklee College of Music, co-founder Turtle Island Quartet, David Grisman Quintet; Matt Turner, Yamaha Artist, Composition & Jazz Faculty, Lawrence University, prolific recording artist; Dr. David Wallace, Chair, Berklee College of Music String Department, co-founder The Doc Wallace Trio, Hat Trick, Teaching Artist Ensemble of the New York Philharmonic
Time
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
12:00 PM
Take a crash course in double bass basics with three members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's bass section. Join Jeffrey Turner, Micah Howard and Aaron White in an intensive hands-on afternoon. Learn the proper way to hold the instrument and bow, correct left hand technique and ideal bow usage alongside three professional bass players. Take the skills learned back to the classroom for a more solid section in your own orchestra! Presenters: Jeffery Turner, Micah Howard, Aaron White
Track
Pre-Conference Sessions
Time
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
12:00 PM
This five hour session will help ASTA State Chapter leaders learn more about effectively leading their chapter, as well as provide an opportunity to network with other state leaders. Lunch will be included with this session. * Session is only open to State Chapter Presidents, President- Elects or if you are a representative attending in their place.
Track
Pre-Conference Sessions
Time
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
12:00 PM
It is well known that most string players experience some type of discomfort or injury in their careers: emotional, physical, psychological, or all three. Therefore, the recently established ASTA Health and Wellness Taskforce is pleased to present this inaugural workshop to share a wide array of suggestions and solutions. Though most injuries require attention from a health professional, many can be prevented or rehabilitated. The members of the Task Force have different backgrounds but shared purpose: to provide information that leads to overall musical health. They will present a wide array of approaches to ergonomically-based pedagogy. These include: effective mind/body dialogue, Body Mapping, building optimal playing technique based on natural joint and muscle function as well as individual body-type, teaching with healthy pedagogy, muscle balance exercises, meditation, and using and modifying ergonomic accessories-to name a few. Each member of the Task Force will also work with a volunteer to demonstrate best-practice methods for staying healthy, eliminating pain and discomfort, and enhancing performance. The presenters will blend individualized work with activities for all participants. Bring your instrument! Additional topics covered in this workshop will include: o common injuries and musical health problems o when it's time to see a health professional o common situations that predispose us to injury o technical modifications that can lead to increased wellness o healthy pedagogical strategies for your students in studio and ensemble situations o resources for further study Presenters: Frank Diaz, Kathleen Horvath, Jennifer Johnson, Julie Lyonn Lieberman, Katrin Meidell, and Judy Palac
Track
Pre-Conference Sessions
Time
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
12:00 PM

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This certificate is for those wishing to have a remembrance of attendance. This certificate will NOT show the hours attended during the conference. ******To find out how to receive hours attended check the website.
Track
Professional Development
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This certificate will allow yout to track the number of professional development hours that you attended at the conference.
Track
Professional Development
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This is a one-time enrollment fee to participate in the Professional Development program. If you have previously enrolled, do not pay again. This is only a one-time fee. ASTA will keep a permanent record of your professional development hours.
Track
Professional Development
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