Techniques from around the world

Presenter: Julie Lieberman



Each bowed string genre offers a unique approach to listening and playing. The underlying rhythms, harmonic changes, ornamentation, and varying perspectives on how a tune is individualized present diverse technical and musical challenges.

Some styles require improvisatory skills—from simple to quite complex—and/or the ability to generate melodic variations that are true to the style. This participatory session will provide an overview of the skills required as well as suggested approaches to providing your students with a hands-on appreciation for the musical imagination of the world.


Julie Lyonn Lieberman is the author of 13 books, 5 DVDs, 2 National Public Radio series, close to two dozen string orchestra scores (published by Kendor and Alfred Music), and over 50 magazine articles. She is a multi-style violinist, vocalist, educator, radio producer, composer, recording artist, and performer.

She has performed on and off Broadway as well as in folk and jazz clubs throughout the United States, as well in Canada and France. She’s taught as an adjunct at The Juilliard School and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music among other institutions, and has presented master classes for ASTA, ESTA, NAfME, IAJE, the Suzuki Institute, National String Workshop, National Orchestra Festival, International String Workshop, National Young Audiences, and the Carnegie Hall LinkUp Program.

Julie is the Artistic Director for Strings Without Boundaries, a D’Addario Orchestral Premiere Clinician, an NS Design Performance Artist, and an Eastman Strings Ambassador.

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