Alexander Technique & Musician Wellness
Sue Chandler, UW-Whitewater
Leanne League, UW Whitewater
July 15-16, 2013
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day
Waunakee High School, Waunakee, WI


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Location and Directions:
Waunakee High School, Waunakee WI

"Music Shouldn't Hurt" will be the motto of this two day event. Fresh from their week of training at the Boston Institute for Alexander Technique, Leanne League & Sue Chandler will share their collective understanding of how the principles  of Alexander Method can apply to string players. Participants will leave this workshop with practical applications they can apply to their string teaching in the public school or private studio teaching. In addition relaxation, music wellness and meditation techniques will be explored. Participants should bring their instruments to learn how to apply these techniques while playing their instrument.

Wisconsin Teaching Standards Addressed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6
Wisconsin Music Standards Addressed: B, H

Sue Chandler began her teaching career in the districts of Racine, Kenosha, South Milwaukee and Oak Creek. For 23 years, she was with the Kettle Moraine School District where she was Director of Orchestras, building the district into one of the finest string programs in the state. In 2009, Ms. Chandler joined the faculty of UW-Whitewater. She has served as state Secretary, Treasurer and Solo-Competition Chair/Co-Chair for the Wisconsin American String Teachers Association. She has also served with the WSMA Honors Project as Viola Coach, as well as, a member of the WSMA Music Selection Committee. Ms. Chandler is a qualified adjudicator for WSMA festivals. She also served two terms as the State Orchestra Chair for Wisconsin Music Educator's Association.

Leanne League is currently an adjunct faculty member of the UW-Whitewater. She is associate concertmaster of the Madison Symphony Orchestra and assistant concertmaster of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. Her performances include chamber music and orchestral performances in Italy, Austria, Amsterdam, Costa Rica, Slovenia and cities throughout North America. She earned her M.M. in performance from UW-Madison, studying with Vartran Manoogian and holding an assistanship at UW as a violinist in the Strelow String Quartet. Her undergraduate studies were completed at The Florida State University and Eastman School of Music.

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Pre-registration closes 7/8/13
Member*             $130.00
Non-member        $145.00
Undergraduate     $ 60.00
On Site               $155.00
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*Discounts for WMEA, NAfME or staff in WSMA member schools.

Graduate Credit Information:
Registrants have the opporunity to earn one graduate credit for this course for an additional fee of $220. This is a separate registration and fee from the workshop registration. Please download a copy of the Viterbo registration form (pdf) and mail it with a check (made payable to Viterbo University) to:

Mary Elsner
Wisconsin Center for Music Education
1005 Quinn Drive
Waunakee, WI  53597

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Please do not send registrations to Viterbo University. If you are registering for more than one course, please include a separate check and Viterbo form for each course.

Viterbo University will email participants instructions for retrieving their grade reports online approximately 4-6 weeks after the course has been completed, after which time you may request a transcript. Transcripts may be requested directly from Viterbo by completing and mailing in a Transcript Request Form (pdf). Transcripts are $5 per transcript per request.

For more information on graduate credit opportunities, please visit our Graduate Credit Information page.

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