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September 2015

School Residency

September 23, 2015 @ 8:00 am - September 24, 2015 @ 4:30 pm

Julie brings Creative Musicianship to a wonderful school in Savannah under the direction of Emily Calhoun!

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October 2015

Teacher Training at BGSU

October 18, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
BGSU Bowling Green, OH + Google Map

Dr. Penny Thompson Kruse has invited Julie to Bowling Green State University to work with her students on Creative Musicianship and Playing Healthy. These workshops are open to the public for free. Choral Rehearsal Room, Moore Musical Arts Center 1:00-3:00 p.m. Creative Musicianship/Improvisation 3:30-5:30 p.m. Playing without Pain Free and Open to the Public! Bring Your Instrument! Books, CD’s available for $20. Cash or credit

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School Residency

October 26, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Julie will bring Creative Musicianship to Jill Polisson's students thanks to a grant from the Jamie Hulley Grant Foundation

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November 2015

CT Music Educators Association Election Day PD event

November 3, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cheshire High School

Julie will work with the string teachers on how to incorporate the national standards for music education into their curriculum.

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Workshops at The Old Schoolhouse in Avoca, NE

November 13, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - November 14, 2015 @ 12:00 pm
The Schoolhouse Avoca, NE United States + Google Map

Julie will present a series of workshops open to the public through an invitation from composer, fiddler, and producer Deborah Greenblatt. You can contact Debby-in-the-schoolhouse through her website if you're interested in attending. Friday, 7 - 8:15: Six Approaches to Jamming Friday, 8:30 - 9:45: Modal Improvisation Saturday, 9 - 10:15: Gypsy Jazz Saturday, 10:30 - 11:45: One Tune, Five Styles

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Technology for Strings at A. Cavallo Violins in Omaha, NE

November 14, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
A. Cavallo Violins LLC, 8705 Shamrock Road
Omaha, NE 68114 United States
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Learn how to sizzle while you make music! We'll go nuts with technology: the looper, special effects, apps, and more—all on the NS Design NXT. Open to the public. $20 admission (registration in advance)         $25 (walk-in, cash only) Register through Paypal and save money:

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5th Annual Master Class Talks “Playing Healthy”

November 15, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Master Class Talks Omaha, NE United States + Google Map

Sarah Gray has invited me to speak at her yearly Master Class Talks event in Omaha, NE. This is free and open to the public. You can learn more on her website.

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Nebraska MEA Conference

November 20, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 10:15 pm
Unnamed Venue Lincoln, + Google Map

Technology as a tool for creativity, composition, and improvisation: Two Clinics at 8 a.m. and 9:15 a.m.

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December 2015

December’s Well-Needed Rest

December 2, 2015 @ 8:00 am - December 31, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

It's been a packed year. I've been working seven days a week since last December. Well worth it: School residencies, clinics at conferences (NYSSMA, NAfME, MA MEA, CT MEA, ASTA, NE MEA, and many, many more), the premiere of an ASTA-Board commissioned score for the opening ceremony at the ASTA conference in SLC (String Dreams is due out with Carl Fischer early 2016),  three sessions of my summer program, Strings Without Boundaries (Atlanta, Wisconsin, and Seattle), and a new book with video…

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January 2016

Atlanta Tour

January 21, 2016 @ 8:00 am - January 24, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Unnamed Venue ATLANTA, GA United States + Google Map

Julie will be working with students in a number of schools throughout the Atlanta area.

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February 2016

New Publications!

February 1, 2016 @ 8:00 am - February 29, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Julie's newest book (including video tutorials and backing tracks) with Hal Leonard, How to Play Contemporary Strings: A Step-by-Step Approach for Violin, Viola, and Cello is now available! Her new score,  String Dreams, will go into print this month as well. This score was commissioned by the ASTA Board for the opening ceremony at the 2015 SLC conference and is being published by Carl Fischer. 

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Schedule at the American String Teachers Association 2016 Conference, Tampa

February 23, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

• Thursday, 12:15 p.m. March 3rd: A Cinematic Journey Room 1/2 (based on her string orchestra score by the same title published by Kendor Music). • Thursday, 5:00 p.m. March 3rd, Carl Fischer booths 303 and 305 to celebrate the release of Julie's new score, String Dreams. • Thursday, 6:00 p.m. March 3rd, Hal Leonard Booth #518 to celebrate release for Julie's new book, How to Play Contemporary Strings: A Step-by-Step Approach for Violin, Viola, and Cello • Friday, March 4th: 11:30 a.m. "Meet…

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March 2016

Julie at American String Teachers Conference, Tampa

March 2, 2016 @ 8:00 am - March 6, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Unnamed Venue Tampa, United States + Google Map
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March 10, 2016 @ 9:10 am - 10:10 am
Unnamed Venue Boston, United States + Google Map

Come join Julie as she presents her A Cinematic Journey clinic in Boston for MMEA. Combine creativity, composition, improvisation, arranging, student leadership, and technology into one lesson plan! Music for television, movies, and video games is a huge industry. This fertile topic will engage your 21st Century students in a 21st Century learning process by providing an overview of the unique skill-sets required when engaging in music designed to accompany visual stories.

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May 2016

Fiddle+ Workshops at Singing Bridge in Cummington, MA

May 29, 2016 @ 1:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Singing Bridge Performing Arts Lodge, 21 Main Street
Cummington, MA 01026 United States
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$20 – $60

Workshops for bowed string players and all instruments + dinner & free evening jam session open to public! PLEASE NOTE: ADDRESS UPDATE Singing Bridge is in WEST Cummington. The address should read: 21 WEST Main Street, Cummington, MA (it is off Route 9 near The Creamery) PREPAY will save you $$$$! Please be prepared to pay for dinner with cash if interested. If registering for one to three workshops, please let us know which workshops you would like to attend.…

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July 2016

VanderCook College of Music

July 5, 2016 @ 8:00 am - July 8, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
VanderCook College of Music Chicago, United States + Google Map

Join Julie from July 5th to the 8th at VanderCook College in Chicago and play, play, play all day while you learn new practice, performance, and teaching techniques. This summer course offers optional credit and will be based on Julie's new book, "How To Play Contemporary Strings."

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Strings Without Boundaries SAVANNAH

July 25, 2016 @ 8:00 am - July 27, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Unnamed Venue Savannah, + Google Map

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August 2016

Strings Without Boundaries SEATTLE

August 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - August 19, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
Unnamed Venue Seattle, United States + Google Map

Faculty at Strings Without Boundaries SEATTLE, WA includes: Darol Anger, Jeremy Cohen, Julie Lyonn Lieberman, Matt Turner, and Richard Greene.

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September 2016

Online Course VanderCook College

September 19, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - December 6, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
VanderCook College of Music

An Ergonomic Approach to Practice and Performance: You Are Your Instrument! Julie Lyonn Lieberman's critically acclaimed approach to Playing Healthy… Avoid injury and Protect Your Students: A sizable percentage of instrumental musicians develop physical problems related to repetitive motion or the incorrect use of muscles, tendons and joints. Science gives us greater insight than ever before into how routines can physically affect the body, and modern music education needs to address ergonomic factors as well as include helpful (and healthful)…

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Online Course–VanderCook College

September 20, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - December 6, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
VanderCook College of Music United States

Alternative Strings: The New Curriculum Build Skill to Satisfy the National Standards in Music Education for-credit course through VanderCook College of Music Online with Julie Lyonn Lieberman Every teacher in America must hone their playing and teaching skills in order to integrate a multi-cultural approach into the yearly curriculum. This course will provide you with those skills and much more. American music education tends to rely on Western-based repertoire, often sidelining the styles and musical idioms of its own as…

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February 2017

Musicianship Through World Music: Creativity, Groove, and Beyond

February 7, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - May 2, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
VanderCook College of Music United States + Google Map

Julie will be teaching her third online course for VanderCook College of Music starting on Tuesday, February 7th at 4 p.m. CST. Planet Musician: The World Music Sourcebook for Musicians Satisfy all of the National Standards for Music Education through one class! Delve into the musical imagination of the world with countless approaches to rhythmic groove, phrasing, structural elements, instrumentation, and creativity that cultures have contributed to the universal reservoir of music from across time. We will explore auditory learning…

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Maryland MEA Conference

February 10, 2017 @ 8:00 am - February 11, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Julie has been invited as a guest artist to present several clinics at the Music Educators Conference in Maryland February 10th and 11th.

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March 2017

American String Teachers Conference

March 1, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - March 2, 2017 @ 2:15 pm

Julie will be presenting during the ASTA Pre-conference session from 12 - 5, March 1st, on Musician's Wellness issues along with the other members of the ASTA Board-appointed Wellness Task Force. The conference will take place in Pittsburgh, PA. She will also present a clinic at 2:15 p.m. on March 2nd, "How to Play Contemporary Strings," based on her new book published by Hal Leonard. New Book 2016

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Touring the Midwest

March 18, 2017 @ 8:00 am - March 31, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Julie will be presenting clinics and doing school residencies starting in Chicago and working her way up to Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska starting March 18th through the 31st. Want to jump on board? Click on "CONTACT."

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April 2017

Julie in Concert

April 2, 2017 @ 2:00 am - 3:15 pm
Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple, 222 livingston ave
new brunswick, new jersey United States
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Julie will perform from 2-3:15 p.m. accompanied by Danny Weiss on guitar. She will cover a number of styles and include some original music.   Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple 222 Livingston Avenue New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901

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June 2017

School Residency Brooklyn NY

June 10, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Brooklyn, NY

Eclectic styles workshops with 160 MS and HS string students.

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Julie Moves to Massachusetts

June 12, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

After 10 years in the making, the move will finally take place to the Hilltowns of MA. 1 hour east of Lenox and 30 minutes south of Northampton. Here's the 1900 version of our house and barn. We've created a far more artistic and whacky look!

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July 2017

Strings Without Boundaries

July 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - July 27, 2017 @ 8:30 pm
University of Nebraska at Omaha

Julie will launch a new location for SWB in Omaha, NE the week of July 23rd. The event will launch with a Tune Contest (prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place), a String Soiree with refreshments and live music at University of Nebraska at Omaha sponsored by D'Addario Orchestral Strings, and classes and jam sessions Monday through Thursday. Faculty will include Randy Sabien, Matt Turner, Julie Lyonn Lieberman, and April Verch.

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September 2017

Fall 2017

September 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am - December 31, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

I've spent the fall working with Debbie Lyle on her book: The Bornoff Approach: First Five Hours. I've composed backing tracks for all the exercises and tunes in the book, have edited the sections, and worked on rough design and layout. Each exercise and tune in the book will have a piano accompaniment and some other fun tracks I created in Cubase and Band in a Box. FASE.org will publish the book in early 2018. My newest blog for NS…

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November 2017

Fiddle Hell in MA

November 3, 2017 - November 5, 2017

Workshops with string players extraordinaire and yours truly across the weekend at this amazing event for musicians. Find out more about Fiddle Hell Massachusetts at http://www.reinerfamilyband.com/introduction including logistics, lodging, instructors, and also schedule at http://reinerfamilyband.com/schedule

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January 2018

Strum Bowing book

January 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - January 31, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

I will be working with Tracy Silverman on his new book this month. It's a very exciting project. Keep your eyes open for the first comprehensive groove-oriented training book for string players ever.

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March 2018

Workshop: ASTA’s 2018 Conference

March 10, 2018 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Atlanta, Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Atlanta, GA United States
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A Call From the Muse to Create Have a new idea for your performance, recording, or your teaching life? Tired of listening to naysayers, criticism, self-doubt or beliefs about what you can and can’t accomplish? Do your creative ideas haunt you when you try to ignore them? This session will present techniques designed to support filling life’s canvas with possibility and passionate creativity from a fellow string person who’s spent 40+ years a heartbeat ahead of the curve. Join the…

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July 2018

Strings Without Boundaries

July 5, 2018 @ 8:30 am - July 8, 2018 @ 8:30 pm

SUMMER PROGRAM FOR TRADITIONAL  & CONTEMPORARY STRINGS: July 5-8, 2018: University of Nebraska at Omaha FACULTY: Randy Sabien, Matt Turner, Judy Hyman, Tom Morley, and Julie Lyonn Lieberman All ages and levels are welcome to attend our 23rd season! Irish & old-time fiddling, blues, jazz, rock/pop, world styles, playing electric, how to write your own fiddle tune or compose for video and film, and a whole lot more! Join us for four days and over 40 diverse, interactive sessions where…

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Julie’s NEW (and 9th) BOOK!!

July 10, 2018 @ 8:00 am - September 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

This summer and early fall, I will be finishing my newest book: Twelve Key Practice The Path to Mastery and Individuality I am quite proud of the original content in this book, including my signature approach to applying the whole musical brain to practice and performance. The book will be notated for all instruments. Distributed worldwide by Hal Leonard.

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October 2018

New York University Steinhardt School String Program

October 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

I will be introducing contemporary techniques and creativity to string students at New York University. Looking forward to returning to my stomping grounds. I was an adviser to NYU's Gallatin Division for 10 years before I moved out of NYC. It will be interesting to see the area again after a long break.

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Vancouver, WA In-Service Teacher Training

October 12, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

I will be working with WA state string teachers during their in-service day. We'll divide our time between two areas: 1. Open Reading Session with backing tracks We’ll use this session to explore a number of styles, right- and left-hand techniques to “capture the style,” as well as non-classical rhythmic beds. We’ll also touch on how classes can create their own backing tracks and why they are so important to non-classical styles.   2. How to Use the Looper to…

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November 2018

Fiddle Hell

November 1, 2018 - November 4, 2018
Westford, MA, 219 Littleton Rd
Westford, MA 01886
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I'll be giving workshops for my second time around at FIDDLE HELL in Westford, MA. Will post more once I know the schedule and topics. Fiddle Hell Massachusetts is a yearly gathering of fiddlers, cellists, and mandolin/guitar/banjo players to meet, jam, learn, and have fun. It's both friendly and diverse, crossing all ages and including many traditional fiddle styles. Typically, there are about 15% beginners, 25% low intermediates, 30% high intermediates, and 30% advanced players, with many workshop and jam…

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December/January 2018-2019

November 28, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

I am presently converting my new book, Twelve-Key Practice, into an eBook. The 144-page paperback is  available via all outlets (amazon, bookstores, music stores, etc.).

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February 2019

2019 MMEA Conference in Boston

February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Seaport Hotel/World Trade Center Boston, MA Boston, MA United States + Google Map

I have been invited to present two sessions at the 2019 MMEA All State Conference, February 28 – March 2, at the Seaport Hotel/World Trade Center in Boston, Massachusetts. My sessions will take place in the Federal Complex on the Mezzanine level of the World Trade Center: Thu 2/28, 12:00-1:00 - Open Reading Session with backing tracks Thu 2/28, 1:15-2:30 - Creative Band and Orchestra

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March 2019

American String Teacher Conference Sessions with Julie

March 7 @ 8:00 am - March 9 @ 5:00 pm

ASTA Board Chair Dr William LaRue Jones has invited me to attend the 2019 ASTA National Conference as the eclectic styles master class clinician.  The conference will  held March 7-9, 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I'm also scheduled for a number of other sessions as well as in the closing number for Rachel Barton Pine's concert. Wednesday, March 7: Yamaha will host a reception on Wednesday evening. It will include an informal meet and greet of the Chapter leaders and National String…

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