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Recognized string pedagogue and conductor, Scott Laird, serves on the faculty of the NC School of Science and Mathematics where he is Fine Arts Coordinator and Instructor of Music. Noted for his innovative approach to ensemble development and musicianship, Laird is a frequent conductor of honor orchestras and is a sought-after conference presenter. He regularly performs on acoustic and electric violin and is known for his abilities in both the classical and improvisatory arena. He has served on the Boards of the American String Teachers Association and El Sistema USA, as President of the NC Chapter of ASTA, Chair of the NCMEA Orchestra Section and maintains a presence as a national leader in string education. He earned his B.S. in Music Education and his M.A. in Violin Performance from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is a National Board Certified teacher and his blog, “Thoughts of a String Educator,” enjoys broad readership in the music education community.


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