BYU School of Music, HFAC-E554, Provo, UT, 84602
Andrew H. Dabczynski, Professor Emeritus of Music Education at Brigham Young University, is an internationally recognized string mu- sic education specialist. He has vast experience as a public school and collegiate string/orchestra instructor and conductor, public school administrator, community music education coordinator, composer/ arranger, and performing violist/violinist.
He received a Bachelor’s degree at the Eastman School of Music, a Master’s degree at the University of Connecticut and a Ph.D. in Music Education at the University of Michigan. Dr. Dabczynski has appeared frequently as guest clinician, consultant, and conductor throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand. His research interests include string pedagogy, fiddling and folk music, and lifelong music education. He is co-author of the String Explorer string method series, the Fiddlers Philharmonic series, and numerous arrangements for school orchestra.
Dr. Dabczynski is available for presentations and residencies focused upon string instruction, fiddling, and folk music traditions directed at either general or musically oriented student populations. For existing orchestra programs, he helps students to become familiar with a vari- ety of fiddling styles, teaches basics of improvisation, and demon- strates how fiddling and folk music can enhance classical technique and performance. Dr. Dabczynski is also available for guest conduct- ing and adjudication, as well as coaching of orchestras and chamber ensembles.
He is available to present in-service training to general classroom teachers and music specialists. Teacher training programs can be de- veloped and customized to meet the specific educational needs of in- dividual school programs.