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Yale Strom to teach at Mark O'Connor Strings, Jul 28-Aug 1, 2008

July 28-August 1: The Mark O'Connor Strings Conference is back! The 5-day teach camp is taking place for the 8th time in San Diego, CA, and features an all star line up of teachers this year covering many different styles of violin and string playing. In addition to world renowned violinist and composer Mark O'Connor's instruction, students can enjoy learning from some of the best string players in the world:

Members of the Grammy winning TURTLE ISLAND STRING QUARTET, Texas fiddle legend SHORTY CHANCELLOR, leading Klezmer violinist and author YALE STROM, budding cello star RUSHAD EGGLESTON, Rock violin star MARK WOOD and many more.

Enjoy five full days of fiddle classes, seminars, demonstrations and concerts. Classes are given by Grammy winner Mark O'Connor and a stellar faculty of guest instructors. While participation is subject to change due to scheduling and availability, faculty in past years has included Darol Anger, Randy Elmore, Natalie MacMaster, Matt Glaser, Buddy Spicher, Yale Strom, Mark Wood and Rachel Barton.

Sessions are designed to accommodate players from the ages of 8 and up and of with a wide range of achievement levels. From beginners (young and old) to professional musicians from symphonies, bands and chamber orchestras, the programs offer activities and instruction appropriate for a wide range of players. Instruction includes in-depth explorations of fiddle styles, including classical, jazz/swing, Texas, Bluegrass, klezmer, Celtic and others.

The San Diego Conference also offers instruction for viola and cello. Register now at www.markoconnor.com for the five-day event. It is just around the corner!