NJCU to Host Summer 2021 Multi-Style String Educators Symposium

May 1, 2021

JERSEY CITY, N.J. | New Jersey City University (NJCU)’s Division of Professional Education and Lifelong Learning (PELL) is partnering with the Music, Dance and Theatre (MDT) Department and its acclaimed faculty to host a Summer 2021 Multi-Style String Educators Symposium.

The four-day event will be held Monday, July 26 through Thursday, July 29, each day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Play ahead of the curve!” is the slogan of Martha Mooke, renown electro-acoustic violist, Yamaha Leading string artist and founder of NJCU’s groundbreaking Multi-Style Strings Program.

Martha Mooke will be joined by some of the world’s leading Multi-Style String virtuosos and educators including Regina Carter, Jeremy Kittel and Dave Eggar. The esteemed faculty will provide exclusive, in-person instruction to the participants.

“Playing and teaching Multi-Styles is the future of Music Education” says Mooke, “and these educators will have a unique and exciting opportunity to garner hands-on experience exploring the field’s growing repertoire — which includes jazz, Latin, R&B, blues, African, Celtic, bluegrass, folk, and rock — and non-traditional techniques, multiple approaches to improvisation and incorporating technology.”

The event will be held in person following strict COVID-19 protocols, but those who wish to attend virtually will have that option. Certificates of completion with 20 professional development hours will be awarded and string educators unable to attend the in-person event will have the opportunity to audit the course virtually.

A detailed list of each instructors’ accomplishments and expertise along with complete program details and registration information can be viewed by following this link: www.njcu.edu/stringsymposium.

 “This is yet another example of NJCU’s ongoing commitment to developing new and important learning opportunities that contribute to the nourishment of individuals and enhancement of communities,” says Dr. Michael Edmondson, Dean of PELL.

The deadline to register is June 1, 2021 and space is limited for this exceptional opportunity.

For more details about the program, contact the NJCU PELL office at pell@njcu.edu or visit www.njcu.edu/stringsymposium



Ira Thor
, Senior Director of University Communications and Media Relations | ithor@njcu.edu | 201-200-3301