KASTA Summer Workshop

STAY TUNED for updates regarding the 2018 Kansas ASTA Summer Workshop!  We look forward to offering another high quality professional development and networking opportunity for Kansas String Educators!

THANK YOU DR. GILLESPIE for your time and talents invested in Kansas String Educators!

Kansas ASTA Summer Workshop 2017
Featuring:  Dr. Robert Gillespie

Robert Gillespie, violinist and professor of music, is Chair of Music Education at Ohio State University where he is responsible for string teacher training. Ohio State has one of the largest and most extensive string pedagogy degree programs in the nation.  Under Dr. Gillespie’s leadership, Ohio State University received the 2015 Institutional String Education Award as the premier string education university in the country. Dr. Gillespie is a past national President of the American String Teachers Association. He is a frequent guest conductor of All-State, region, and festival orchestras. Dr. Gillespie has appeared in 47 states, Canada, Asia, and throughout Europe. He is co-author of the Hal Leonard string method book series, Essential Elements for Strings, the leading string instrument teaching series in the country with sales of over nine million copies. Also he is co-author of the college text Strategies for Teaching Strings: Building A Successful School Orchestra Program, the String Clinics to Go DVD series, and the Teaching Music Through Performance in Orchestra texts for GIA publications. He received the Distinguished Scholar award for 2002-2003 in the School of Music at Ohio State University. In summers, Gillespie directs the OSU String Teacher Workshop, the largest string/orchestra teacher-training workshop in the country. In Columbus, he conducts the Columbus Symphony Chamber Strings Youth Orchestra. He is a performing violinist in the Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra. During 2017, Gillespie is giving string pedagogy and research presentations, and conducting orchestra performances in Michigan, Colorado, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Florida, Louisiana, and Oregon.

Wichita State University
Duerksen Fine Arts Building, Room C104

Registration Options
Two Day Early Registration – $125.00 (postmarked by June 9, 2017)
Two Day On-Site Registration – $150.00
One Day Registration – $75.00
Student Registration – $25.00 (High School or Undergraduate)

Friday, June 23, 2017
8:30 AM  Registration
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sessions

  • It’s All About the Bow, Common Problems and Strategies To Fix Them
  • Left Hand & Cello Extensions
  • Shifting and Vibrato for All Instruments

7:30 PM  Hal Leonard Reading Session (Bring your instrument!)

Saturday, June 24, 2017
9:30 AM  Registration
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Sessions

  • Ear Training Skills
  • You Be the Teacher – Video Clips and Evaluations of What Works and What Doesn’t
  • Rehearsal Skills
  • How To Relate Better To students

4:00 PM  Senseney Music Reading Session (Bring your instrument!)

Graduate Credit Information

Two hours of graduate credit are available through Wichita State University. All enrollments/payments must be done separately through WSU before June 22, 2017.

Course Number:
MUSE 750AF: WSU Summer String Workshop
Approx. Cost: $675 (in addition to workshop fee)

Please contact Dr. Mark Laycock (mark.laycock@wichita.edu) with questions.

Hotel Information – Reserve by June 5, 2017

For those needing hotel accommodations, rooms are available at a special rate at the Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview in downtown Wichita. To make reservations, please contact the hotel directly at (316) 262-5000 (ask for the KASTA group rate) or online.

After June 5, 2017 – Call the hotel directly and speak with Kristen Truman