Multi-Style Strings Symposium 2024

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Multi-Style Strings Symposium 2024

This is a unique opportunity to explore Multi-Style strings repertoire, nontraditional techniques, different approaches to improvisation and incorporating technology under the guidance of some of the world's leading Multi-Style String virtuosos and educators.

NJCU Multi-Style Strings Summer Symposium July 29-31, 2024



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Under the direction of electro-acoustic violist Martha Mooke, Director of NJCU MultiStyle Strings, this year’s Symposium features Special Guest Artist RAHZEL.

This exciting 3-day intensive includes:

  • Workshops / Coachings / Large and small ensemble sessions
  • Hands on session with electric string instruments and technology
  • The opportunity to work with International and Grammy-winning Teaching Artists in a friendly,
    inclusive atmosphere
  • Professional Development Credit for Educators (up to 18 hours)
  • Grand Finale performance featuring RAHZEL, Martha Mooke and all participants
  • Meals provided

Why Beatboxing and Strings?

  • Beatboxing transcends cultural boundaries, drawing inspiration from diverse musical traditions,
    including African drumming, Latin percussion, and electronic dance music. By appreciating these
    cross-cultural connections, students and teachers broaden their rhythmic vocabulary and gain a
    global perspective on music.
  • Beatboxing bridges the gap between oral traditions such as Suzuki and rote education and
    traditional written notation used in traditional western classical education.
  • Beatboxing encourages collaboration and stimulates creativity: add Beatboxing to existing
    repertoire or encourage interdisciplinary projects with other academic subjects.
  • Oh, and it’s just plain FUN - and AWESOME!

For more information, contact:, New Jersey City University, Rossey Hall 2039, Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07305.

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