Gail Rolland performs as a cellist in the Chandler (Arizona) Symphony and Quartet. In October 2015, Gail performed with the Tucson Repertory Orchestra in Japan. Gail traveled to China in December 2011 as a cellist in the American Festival Orchestra and also performed on string bass in China with the Rolland Family Fiddling Quartet to the delight of the Chinese audiences! Gail has a degree in Music Education from Arizona State University and a Master’s in Education from Northern Arizona University. She has served on the Board of the Arizona chapter of the American String Teacher’s Association and the Arizona Cello Society. In these positions she has co-ordinated many string events and two International Cello Congresses. July 2016 found her teaching in Madrid, Spain at a Rolland Pedagogy workshop. She has been part of the distinguished faculty at the Paul Rolland String Pedagogy Workshops held at George Mason University in Virginia. Gail is the director of the Paul Rolland String Pedagogy Conference being held at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, June 5 - 9, 2017 and previously June 6 -10, 2016.
Gail participated in two International String Workshops, organized by Paul and Clara Rolland. These workshops were held in Cambridge, England and Lausanne, Switzerland and provided a thorough familiarity with Paul Rolland’s outstanding pedagogical approach and its application to all string instruments.
Gail has taught Orchestra for 33 years in the Mesa (Arizona) Public Schools and her students have been selected for many honor awards. She is married to Paul Rolland’s son, Peter Rolland, an award winning fiddle player and director of the Rolland Fiddle Camp in Colorado. They have raised 6 children.
Please find Gail Rolland at LinkedIn and the Rolland Pedagogy Facebook page. “I am looking forward to meeting the participants in the Rolland Conference 2017!”