Posted on Friday, April 19, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Melinda Crawford Perttu, Westminster College assistant professor of music and orchestra director, presented research April 5 at the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Conference - All-Eastern division in Hartford, Conn.
"Bowings in String Parts: Tips for the Non-String-Playing Teacher" reviewed "rules of thumb" that non-string playing directors should keep in mind when making decisions about orchestral bowings, especially since a fair amount of orchestra music does not come with string parts that are marked with "good" bowings, making it the director's responsibility to make bowing decisions.
Crawford Perttu directs the symphony orchestra, teaches the string pedagogy sequence as well as private violin and viola lessons, and supervises the weekly string master class. She joined the Westminster faculty in 2009. Crawford Perttu earned an undergraduate degree from Duquesne University and a master's and doctorate from Ohio State University.
Contact Dr. Melinda Crawford Perttu at (724) 946-7271 or email for additional information.