Virtual Fall Workshop 2020

Virtual Fall Workshop 2020!

The first ever GA-ASTA Fall Workshop will be held on Saturday, September 12 from 9:00 AM to 12:45 PM via Zoom.

Presenters include Dr. Anna Moore, Dr. David Eccles, Erin Broadhust, Brianne Borden, Claire Howards, Michelle Ragan, Lauren Pittman, Tim Anderson, Amy Clement, Grace Parsons, Sarah Ball, Taniesha Pooser, and more

View the tentative schedule

Register now! It's free!

Invitation and more details...

Hello everyone,

I would like to invite you to the 2020 Georgia ASTA Virtual Fall Workshop. The virtual workshop will be on Saturday, September 12th starting at 9 am. Everyone, including non-ASTA members, is invited to register for our FREE workshop! We will give out many door prizes, and this year's grand prize is a violin outfit sponsored by William Harris Lee.

Use this link to register for the virtual workshop!

Please check out the schedule below and learn more about our clinicians...

9:00-9:40 am: Welcome and "Self Care" Session by Dr. Anna Moore

Dr. Anna Moore completed her undergraduate studies in psychology and human development at Duke University. She went on to earn her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from UC, San Diego. For many years, Anna worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs and in the Emory School of Medicine where she practiced neuropsychology and engaged in the study of brain-behavior relationships. The study of the intersection of body, mind, and spirit on personal wellness has been a long-standing passion and research focus. In August of 2010, Anna joined the faculty of The Westminster Schools where her role grew to become that of Director of Student Support. She now oversees the K-12 programming for 1,900 students to ensure integration and coordination of the academic, mental health, and wellbeing of the students. Anna has given a TEDx, talk for TEDx Buckhead in which she talked about the brain/ body connection and has made several guest appearances on Atlanta's WABE, City Lights segment where she has talked about the neuroscience of music. Anna has led many group sessions talking about the neuroscience of wellness and has helped hundreds of people find a greater sense of mental health through mindfulness training and understanding the mind-body connection.

9:45 -10:15 am Finding Resources for Music of underrepresented communities by Dr. David Eccles.

David Eccles is a native of Norfolk, Virginia, and the son of a music educator. Currently, he is the Upper School Orchestra & Orchestra Program Director David at Lovett School in Atlanta, Georgia. From 2008 to 2019, David served as the Director of String Music Education and Orchestral Activities at VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, Illinois. He began teaching in 1992 and has held positions in Virginia, Florida, and Illinois. Mr. Eccles is also a clinician and consulting author for the Hal Leonard Corporation and a performing artist for JonPaul Bows.

10:30-11:15: Technology Resources for online and in-person teaching by Erin Broadhurst

Erin Yelton Broadhurst is an Orchestra Director for the Hilliard City School District, where she works with students in grades 7th-12th and maintains a private viola studio. Her performance experience includes previous membership in the Springfield Symphony, the Newark-Granville Symphony, Middletown Symphony and Sorg Opera Company. Erin began her musical training with viola study in the Cincinnati area, earning a Bachelor of Music Education degree at Baldwin-Wallace College, then completing Masters degrees in both String Pedagogy and Viola Performance from Ohio State University. In 2003 she was chosen as the Ohio Orchestra & String Teachers Association’s Young Teacher of the Year and in 2014 she was designated a Master Teacher by the state of Ohio. Erin is a frequent clinician, presenting sessions at state and national conferences.

10:30-11:15: Yoga for Musicians by Brianne Borden and Claire Howard

11:30-12:30: The Best Virtual/ In-person teaching ideas for Middle School by Michelle Ragan, Lauren Pittman, Tim Anderson, Sarah Ball, Grace Parsons, Taniesha Pooser

11:30-12:30: The Best Virtual/ In-person teaching ideas for High School by Young Kim, Shawn Morton, and Rosie Riquelme

12:30-12:45: Closing and Door prize drawing

If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know. I look forward to seeing you at the workshop!

Best regards,

Bo Na