String Players at Otterbein University
String players at Otterbein are able to work with some of the finest artist teachers in the region, and they have a variety of performance opportunities available to them. The program welcomes students from across the campus to participate in its ensembles, but provides the serious string player intensive experiences in orchestra (both string and symphonic) and chamber music, as well as jazz and popular style ensembles.
Internship Opportunity: Suzuki Pedagogy
The Suzuki Pedagogy Internship is available to students who have an interest in the Suzuki approach to string education and are interested in pursuing opportunities as a Suzuki teacher.
A structured internship program with master Suzuki teachers Douglas and Susan Locke, directors of Suzuki Music Columbus is created for students progressing from guided observation to hands-on teaching individual lessons and finally group classes.
Students are compensated for their time teaching, accrue hundreds of practical hours of teaching, and have the opportunity to take teacher training courses. At the end of the internship, students have considerable expertise with teaching in the Suzuki style.
Artists in Residence: QUBE String Quartet
QUBE is the Artist in Residence String Quartet at Otterbein University. A resident chamber ensemble ensures that students regularly hear excellent chamber music on campus. Students also have the opportunity to be coached by members of QUBE. QUBE is comprised of faculty members David Edge and Erin Gilliland, violins, Steven Wedell, viola and Jill Wright Crist, cello, and performs regularly at Otterbein University and in various venues in the region.
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