The Pennsylvania - Delaware String Teachers Association

Regional Workshops

PADESTA Hosts Regional Workshops throughout the year to allow for professional development and networking opportunities for our members. Look here for information about upcoming workshops.  

Upcoming Workshops are:

Location:
Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center
Millersville University - Millersville, PA

60 West Cottage Ave., Millersville, PA 17551

 
 
DATE and TIME:

Monday, October 11, 2021

7:15 AM (registraton begins) to 3:00 PM  (survey and sign-out)
 
 
 
 
PADESTA sponsored clinicians:
 
Violist Adam Paul Cordle has been featured as a soloist and chamber musician in venues throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, including Carnegie Hall (New York City) and Soehanna Hall (Jakarta). He performs with Duo590, Trio Alexander, and the Suara Quartet; in duo partnerships with violinist Anyango Yarbo-Davenport and soprano Susan Hochmiller; and as principal violist with the Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra. He teaches viola, violin, chamber music, string methods, and music theory at Gettysburg College and directs Cord Studios, a community music program for violin, viola, and cello lessons and chamber music. Dr. Cordle coordinates the chamber music programs for the Los Angeles Suzuki Institute and the Messiah College Orchestra Camp, and coaches chamber music for the Oregon Suzuki Institute. He serves as a board member for the American Viola Society, producer of the Soundweavers podcast, and director of If Music Be the Food… Gettysburg, a hunger relief concert series.
Dr. Cordle holds the Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance & Literature, with minors in Pedagogy and Music Theory, from the Eastman School of Music, where he also earned the Master of Music in Performance & Literature. He holds a Bachelor of Music from Baldwin Wallace University.
 
David Pope serves an Associate Professor of Music Education and Chair of Professional Studies at Baldwin Wallace University’s Conservatory of Music. In addition, he is also a senior conductor and camp director for the Baldwin Wallace University String Orchestra Camp and serves as a string clinician for Alfred Music. As an active adjudicator and clinician, he has conducted numerous all-state orchestras, regional honor orchestras, and served as a guest clinician for orchestra programs, university summer camps, and university music education programs across the United States. Prior to Baldwin Wallace, Dr. Pope taught middle and high orchestra in Tennessee, Florida, and Ohio. He also conducted the Camerata Orchestra at Case Western Reserve University, taught graduate string pedagogy courses at the VanderCook College of Music, and served as a conductor for the Sarasota (FL) and Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra programs. He also worked at Spoleto Festival USA and the Aspen Music Festival. Dr. Pope received his bachelor's degree and Ph.D. in music education from Florida State University and master's degree from the University of South Carolina.
Dr. Pope has presented string pedagogy clinics and his research at numerous state, regional, national, and international conferences. His research has also been published in the Journal of Research in Music Education, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, String Research Journal, Research Perspectives in Music Education, Missouri Journal of Research in Music Education, Music Educators Journal, American String Teacher, and the Florida Music Director. Dr. Pope currently serves as the editor for The String Research Journal and on the review committees for Update: Applications of Research in Music Education and Research Perspectives in Music Education. Dr. Pope recently served as a co-editor and compiler for volume 4 of Teaching Music Through Performance in Orchestra.
Dr. Pope previously served as the chair and vice chair for the American String Teachers Association’s national conference. He also received the Distinguished Music Educator Award from the Yale Symposium for Music in Schools and was the recipient of the Outstanding Young Music Educator Award for the state of Tennessee. Dr. Pope was also awarded the 2020 Emerging String Researcher Award and the 2021 Presidential Service Award from the American String Teachers Association. He is a current member of the National Association for Music Education and the American String Teachers Association.
 
Dr. Pope is also sponsored by Menchey Music, Inc. and Alfred Music.
 
 
Sessions:
Dr. David Pope
  • Strategies and Resources for Selecting the Perfect Piece for Your Orchestra
  • Targeted and Effective Warm-Ups for the String Classroom
  • Intonation Matters: Developing Students’ Listening Skills in the Orchestra Class
 
Dr. Adam Cordle
  • Bend & Snap: A Simple Approach to Teaching Vibrato
  • Paint by Numbers: A Framework for Audiating and Producing Vibrant Tone
 
Session Description (in order of presentation):
Targeted and Effective Warm-Ups for the String Classroom
Clinician: Dr. David Pope
Sponsor: Alfred Music Publishing, Menchey Music, & PADESTA
This session will provide various techniques and warm-up exercises that isolate and address common issues found in string
orchestra performances. String teachers will leave the session with strategies and materials they can immediately
incorporate into their curriculum and daily rehearsals. Topics will include improving intonation, fostering rhythmic
confidence, performing clear articulations, and developing other musical components commonly found in high-level
performances. Covered strategies can be used with musicians in beginning, intermediate, or advanced ensembles.
 
“Bend & Snap”: A Simple Approach to Teaching Vibrato
Clinician: Dr. Adam Cordle
Sponsor: PADESTA
In this session, we will explore a simple and straightforward method for teaching vibrato on violin, viola, cello, and bass.
We will look at arm and wrist vibrato for upper strings, healthy approaches to developing vibrato, and opportunities for
teaching phrasing through vibrato using the Tabuteau system.
Intonation Matters:
Developing Students’ Listening Skills in the Orchestra Class
Clinician: Dr. David Pope
Sponsor: Alfred Music Publishing, Menchey Music, & PADESTA
This session will provide various strategies that string teachers can immediately incorporate into their daily rehearsals to
improve students’ intonation. Participants will learn practical exercises that will develop students’ abilities to self-identify
and self-correct pitch errors. Covered strategies can be used with musicians in beginning, intermediate, or advanced
orchestras. Topics will include improving intonation in all positions, the importance of the playing with a correct hand
position, teaching and refining listening skills, learning to balance the ensemble, how to play with expressive intonation,
and teaching tuning.
Paint by Numbers: A Framework for Audiating and Producing Vibrant Tone
Clinician: Dr. Adam Cordle
Sponsor: PADESTA
In this session, participants will learn about oboist Marcel Tabuteau's system for phrasing and develop strategies
for teaching students how to audiate, design, and realize musical phrases through tone and timbre.
Strategies and Resources for Selecting the Perfect Piece for Your Orchestra
Clinician: Dr. David Pope
Sponsor: Alfred Music Publishing, Menchey Music, & PADESTA
Advice for choosing repertoire is one of the most common topics on social media for orchestra directors. We will discuss
various strategies for analyzing repertoire, understanding the importance of planned rehearsal time, choosing repertoire
that students can relate to on a personal level, and choosing repertoire that is important and relevant to your community’s
cultural needs.