I am happy to have been invited to present four sessions at the OSU String Teachers Workshop. Over the next few days I will present tech sessions to string teachers across the country. I look forward to working with these teachers and getting them excited about string ed tech.
Here are the sessions I will be presenting…
Audio Recording Basics
Monday, 4:45-5:15 PM, Room 110
This session will provide you with information so that you can get started with digital audio recording. Various types of equipment will be discussed and demonstrated for classroom, concert hall, and private studio. Recording terminology and microphone techniques will also be covered. Come see how easy it can be to obtain a quality recording!
Editing Digital Audio – It’s so easy an orchestra director can do it!
Tuesday, 4:45-5:15 PM, Room 110
This session will show you the ins and outs of mastering digital audio files captured with a portable digital recorder.
Building a Complete Orchestra Program with Technology
Wednesday, 12:00-1:00 PM, Room 110
What are the qualities of a successful orchestra program? What are the ultimate goals of a public school music program? This session will provide ideas that can be used expand the scope of your orchestra program. Topics discussed will be organization, communication, music programming, recruiting, motivation, and more. The use of technology will be emphasized. Bring ideas to share!
Kickin’ It Old School — Analog Technology Is Still Groovy
Thursday, 4:45-5:15 PM, Room 110
With digital equipment becoming increasingly popular and affordable, there has been a gap in the effort to include valuable analog equipment into the mix of training and discussion. Analog equipment such as microphones, mixers, amplifiers, and audio processors exist in many classrooms, yet are often used incorrectly. This equipment, while somewhat dated compared to many digital devices, is still valuable and quite usable. This session will discuss some technology you may still have in your building and how to make the best of it.