Professional Development Credits

Professional Development Credits

  • Friday afternoon (1pm-5:30pm) = 4.5 contact hours 
  • Friday evening (7pm-9pm) = 2-hour New Music Reading Session 
  • Saturday all-day (9am-5:30pm) = 7.5 contact hours 

Additionally, up to 3 online “non-resident” credit hours can be gained at 1/2 credit per website viewed - a minimum of 4 websites. Recommended string pedagogy and advocacy websites should be viewed in advance with a written one-page reflection about each to be turned in at registration.

Attendance to both workshop days, plus non-resident hours could provide as many as 
17 professional development hours. [Please note: 10 contact hours = one CEU.]

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will receive a letter confirming the number of participation hours they completed. Please check with your school system for renewal requirements. Workshop registration fees include instructional materials as well as refreshments and a pre-ordered lunch on Saturday.

Invest in professional development targeted at the best teaching practices in the fundamentals and basics of string instruction. Bring your instrument and take part in the training demonstrations, new music reading, and jam sessions. String students from NC ASTA Collegiate Student Chapters and from local public and community music schools will be joining the group activities.

Non-resident Pedagogy & Advocacy Websites for CEU credit

Participants interested in additional professional renewal hours should review 4 websites (minimum) from the list below and write a one-page “impression” of each site that must be handed in at registration in order to qualify for 3 hours of professional development.


  1. (Mimi Zweig)
  2. (Todd Ehle)
  3. (Michael Hopkins)
  4. (Gabriel A. Villasurda)
  5. (Kurt Sassmanshaus)
  6. (Bob Phillips)
  7. (Christian Howes)
  8. (Mimi Zweig works on a violinist’s bow arm)


  1. (NAMM)
  2. (ASTA)