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Michigan String Workshop


The Michigan String Workshop is an intensive 3-day experience where participants are immersed in classes designed to help them enhance their teaching in all areas of string education. Classes will be offered on a diverse array of topics including: elementary, middle school and high school rehearsal techniques and repertoire selection; secondary instrument classes for violin, viola, cello and double bass; alternative styles and improvisation techniques; recruitment, retention and program development; incorporating composing activities in the orchestra rehearsal, applications of music technology in the orchestra curriculum; musician’s health and wellness routines; Suzuki principles in the string class; and instrument and bow selection. In the evenings participants will come together for a string orchestra reading session and conducting lab, where participants have the opportunity to bring their favorite string orchestra piece to conduct and receive constructive feedback on their conducting.

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Contact Information

Sarah J Rau

University of Michigan
School of Music, Theatre & Dance
1100 Baits Drive Room 1281
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2085

Phone: (734) 936-2660
E-mail: smtd.youthandadult@umich.edu

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The program is primarily a(n):

Summer Program

Program End Date


Sponsoring Service Unit(s)

Music, Theatre & Dance

Sponsoring Department(s)

School of Music, Theatre & Dance

Program Available to these Counties


Program Available to these Cities

Ann Arbor

Subject Area(s)

Arts, Continuing & Community, Early Childhood and Elementary (pre-6), Education: Higher Ed, Middle and High School (7-12), Teacher Education / Resources