May 1, 2020 Update from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it has become necessary to suspend the 2020 Paul Rolland String Pedagogy Workshop at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We acknowledge that this is disappointing news, and we express our deep appreciation to those who have been working tirelessly towards producing what was promising to be one of the best Rolland Workshops to-date.
The Certification program for Level 2 & 3 Endorsements of Paul Rolland Pedagogy will be offered online .
For information, please contact Lynne Denig at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is notable that this particular year marks the 50th anniversary of the completion of Paul Rolland’s highly influential String Research Project. During this anniversary year, it is disappointing that we will be unable to gather in-person to celebrate Paul Rolland’s profound contributions to string pedagogy. However, we take inspiration from Rolland himself, who made use of the cutting-edge technology of his day to ensure that his work from the String Research Project could be shared widely.
We do not have details at this time, but please know that we are actively exploring how we might make use of our cutting-edge technology to open up new and exciting possibilities for pursuing Rolland’s pedagogy this summer. As such plans come together, we will write again with further information.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time. We hope to see you in-person at the 2021 Paul Rolland String Pedagogy Workshop.
String Pedagogy Workshop
Join us at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign June 21-27, 2020
for interactive presentations by master teachers centered on Paul Rolland's
DVD and book. Viewing of the ground-breaking film series will be followed by discussion and hands-on demonstration. There will also be ensemble opportunities and master class performances!
2020 Anticipated Faculty at the University of Illinois Paul Rolland String Pedagogy Workshop and Paul Rolland String Camp "Young Strings on the Move:
"The Teaching of Action in String Playing" book and DVD will be used during the Workshop and can be purchased from PeterRolland@cox.net. Registered participants get a significant price discount.
Paul Rolland String Camp
“Young Strings on the Move!”
University of Illinois, June 22-27, 2020
For Violin, Viola and Cello students
Junior Camp (violin, viola) – ages 5-7
Main Camp (violin, viola, cello) – ages 8-12
ages flexible based on instructor consent
Sessions will be given by master teachers of the violin, viola, cello, and bass, highlighting Rolland techniques vital to playing and teaching strings with good tone production and without excessive tension, using balanced, free movements and correct posture.
Rolland String Pedagogy is an internationally acclaimed, exciting approach to string playing and teaching.
Paul Rolland (1911-1978), Professor of Violin and String Pedagogy and Department Chairman at the University of Illinois, is recognized around the globe for emphasizing efficient, effective movement patterns and balanced string playing that is free from excessive tension.
Paul Rolland was one of the world leaders in string pedagogy and a founder of the American String Teachers Association.
Yehudi Menuhin considered him the most influential string pedagogue of the 20th century.
String teachers, performers, college students and mature high school musicians who attend the Paul Rolland String Pedagogy Conferences, Seminars, and Workshops will learn the valuable principles showcased in Paul Rolland's remarkable film series DVD and book The Teaching of Action in String Playing. Conference topics include: Establishing the Violin and Bow Holds, Establishing Left Hand Placement and Finger Action, Various Bow Techniques, Early Vibrato Teaching, Actions and Movements to improve your string playing.
Join in the fun of learning with other passionate string players and teachers!