Value of American Roots Music in Schools and Studios

Value of American Roots Music in Schools and Studios

Value of American Roots Music in Schools and Studios with Julie Lyonn Lieberman

Studio and Classroom String Teachers…
Join acclaimed multi-style performer and educator Julie Lyonn Lieberman for an online, participatory workshop that’s been designed specifically for YOU! The workshops will provide material for ALL ages, levels, and backgrounds.

Session ONE: Value of American Roots Music 
Why expose your students to more than Western canon? Julie will prove the value of teaching American and world roots music as a tool to 1. Satisfy the National Standards for Music Education, and 2. Instill a wider set of listening and playing skills in our string students. Fiddlers play within their communities for life. Classically trained students tend to stop playing by the
end of High School. Let’s break the chain and provide them with inspiration, motivation, creative skills, and the 21 st century!

Session TWO: Styles That Invite Creative Music-Making
We will explore creative music-making through the lens of the world. Julie will provide backing tracks in advance and lead you through a series of steps to provide you with games and techniques for all ages. Her work is known and respected worldwide in this arena, so fasten your seat belt and get ready for a fun and informative ride… modal, folk idioms, blues, swing, jazz all share properties which, once understood, form the scaffold for creativity to reign supreme.

Keep your instrument on hand! These Zoom sessions will provide a safe haven to try new ideas without anyone else “listening in.” And there will be time for Q&A toward the end of each session.

JULIE LYONN LIEBERMAN has helped develop the multi-style string field over the last forty+ years through her work as an educator, author, radio producer, composer, writer, recording artist, and performer. She has performed on and off Broadway as well as in folk and jazz clubs throughout the United States, and Canada, France and Scotland. She is the recipient of the 2014 American String Teachers Association (ASTA) Kudos Award, over two-dozen ASCAP Plus Awards, eight Meet the Composer awards and three American String Teachers Association’s National Citation for Leadership & Merit awards. She produced four American
Jazz String Summits in the 1980s and 1990s featuring many of the top improvising string players in America, and co-produced three alternative string festivals within American String Teachers Conference in 2003, 2004, and 2005, serving as the chair for the 2004 component. Julie has presented master classes for ASTA, European String Teachers Association (ESTA), National Association for Music Education (NAfME), International Association for Jazz Eduators (IAJE), the Suzuki Institute, National String Workshop, National Orchestra Festival, International String Workshop, National Young Audiences, and Carnegie Hall LinkUp Program. She’s been on faculty as an adjunct at The Juilliard School, The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, William Paterson College Jazz Department, Manhattan School of Music, New York University’s Gallatin Division, Vander Cook College of Music, and Mercy College. In addition, she has worked as a guest clinician at the Eastman School of Music, Stanford Jazz Workshop, and many other schools and program across the US, in Canada, and abroad. Julie is the author of twelve music books, five instructional music videos, seven hours of programming for National Public Radio, over two dozen string orchestra scores published by Alfred, Kendor and Carl Fischer, as well as over fifty articles for music magazines. Julie is a D’Addario Elite Clinician and an NS Design Performance Artist.

  • Value of American Roots Music
    September 20, 2020
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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