Central Connecticut State University Founders Hall and Davidson Hall 9:00am - 3:30pm $45 ASTA members/$65 non-members
Winifred Crock is the Director of Orchestras at Parkway Central High School and maintains a private violin studio in suburban St. Louis, Missouri. During her tenure, the Parkway Central High Music Department was awarded GRAMMY Gold Signature school status as one of the top high school music departments in the country. Mrs. Crock has been named a Pillar of Parkway, the Missouri ASTA Private Studio Teacher of the Year, the Missouri ASTA Secondary String Teacher of the Year, a member of the “USA TODAY” National Teacher Team, the St Louis Symphony Educator of the Year, the NFHA Outstanding Music Educator of Missouri, the Arts and Education Council Educator of the Year and is a recipient of the Singer Prize, given by the University of Rochester for excellence in secondary teaching. In 2014, she was honored to be named the ASTA Elizabeth Green National School Educator.
In demand as a clinician, lecturer and conductor, Mrs. Crock has lectured at numerous music conferences including Midwest, ASTA and SAA conferences and has been the featured string clinician at conferences in over 20 states, Canada, Lebanon and New Zealand. Mrs. Crock holds music degrees from SIU Edwardsville and Kent State University in Ohio. Mrs. Crock also graduated from the Suzuki Talent Education Institute in Matsumoto, Japan under the tutelage of Shinichi Suzuki and is a certified Kodály method instructor through the Kodaly Center of America. Mrs. Crock is the co-author with Dr. Laurie Scott, and Mr. William Dick of the Alfred Publication, Learning Together: Sequential Repertoire for Solo Strings or String Ensembles. They were the recipients of the SAA 2011 Community Learning Award for their work promoting Suzuki method in the schools. Mrs. Crock is also the author of soon to be released “Pattern Play for Strings Series” A Sequential Introduction to Music Notation for String Students. Forrester Press. Mrs. Crock is married to Steve Crock and has a son, William, 18. Mrs. Crock has taught short term pedagogy courses and given lectures at universities and school districts including University of Texas, Austin, University of Georgia, Athens, University of New Mexico, & University of Ohio. Mrs. Crock has been active in the Suzuki Association of the Americas serving as committee chair for the Suzuki in the schools committee and as a member of the biannual conference committee for over a decade. She was the conductor of the Suzuki International String Orchestra in 2010. She has also written over 30 articles for national string journals and contributed to several ASTA publications. In summer of 2013, she was invited to teach at the "Yes Academy" in Beirut, Lebanon under the auspices of American Voices, an international organization dedicated to facilitating music education in countries in transition and to supporting the arts in difficult places. Mrs. Crock is dedicated to helping the individual student, students in schools and teachers in the community, across the country and abroad.
Playing Together: Unison Repertoire as the Foundation for Ensemble Excellence
Pattern Play: New Concepts in Sight Reading and Literacy Skill Development for the Studio and Classroom