Stacy Phillips - Dobro & Fiddle performance and instruction

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Excerpts of Stacy Phillips'
Teaching Credits


l. at colleges and universities

a) instructor in the World Music Department of Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT for two years. . . taught fiddle (old time, bluegrass, swing, Irish and klezmer) and dobro guitar (bluegrass, Hawaiian, and swing) for credit
b)Private lessons in vernacular violin styles for course credit at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT
           fiddle clinics at the following:
c) Alfred University (NY)
d) University of Vermont
e) Yale University (CT)
f) "Fiddling for Violinists" teacher credit course for string teachers at Wesleyan University and Western Connecticut State Universtiy.
g) Fiddling as an Oral Tradition for The Graduate Institute (Milford, CT)
h) University of Massachusetts at Amherst

2. taught at the following week-long music workshops. . . subjects taught include dobro guitar, music theory, bluegrass fiddle, twin (harmony) fiddling, Texas fiddle repertoire, old time repertoire, improvisation, klezmer music, dobro (resonator slide guitar), salsa (Afro-Cuban) percussion ensemble, bluegrass repertoire, arranging, and Hawaiian music
a) Puget Sound Guitar Workshop (Bellingham, WA)
b) Augusta Heritage Arts Workshop (c/o Davis & Elkins College, Elkins, W. Va.)
c) ResoSummit Workshops (Nashville, TN)
d) National Summer Guitar Workshop (Lakeside, CT)
e) Ashokan Fiddle and Dance Camp (Hurley, N.Y.)
f) Kaufman Acoustic Camp (Maryville College, Maryville, TN)
g) British Columbia Bluegrass Workshop (Sorrento, B.C., Canada)
h) California Coast Music Camp (El Grande, CA)
i) Alaska City Folk Arts Camp (fiddle camp for kids) (Anchorage, AK)
j) Summer Acoustic Music Workshop (c/o WUMB Radio, Univ. of Massachusetts Boston)
k) Sore Fingers Workshop (Kingham, England)
l) Alaska Fiddle Camp (Anchorage, AK.)
m) Bluegrass at the Beach (Manzanita, OR)
n) International Guitar Seminar (Columbia University, NY)
o) Swanannoa Gathering (Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC)
p) The Common Ground (c/o McDaniel College, Westminster, MD)
q) Slide and Steel Workshop (Port Townsend, WA)
r) Cannon Beach Summer Program (c/o Portland State Univ., Portland, OR)

3. a) Joe Val Bluegrass Festival Master classes (Framingham, MA, sponsored by the Boston Bluegrass Union)
b) weekend workshop at Fiddle Hell (Concord, MA) teaching old time, bluegrass, improvisation and klezmer fiddle playing.

4. fiddle and improvisation classes at Suzuki Workshops and schools at:
a) Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford (West Hartford, CT) [contact: (860) 768 4452]
b) Bethwood (Woodbridge, CT) [contact (203)397-0863]
c) Centerbrook (CT) Community School [contact (203)767-0026]
d) Suzuki Music School of Westport (CT) [contact (203)227- 9474]
e) Elm City Chamber Music Camp (New Haven, CT) [contact 203 624 5189]
f) Nutmeg Conservatory of Music (Torrington, CT)
g) Neighborhood School of Music (New Haven, CT) (contact 203 623 5189)

6. workshops at schools and fiddle clubs (partial list)
a) Greens Farms Academy (Westport, CT)
b) Old Lyme/Lyme High School (Old Lyme, CT)
c) Osborne Hill School (Fairfield, CT)
d) Middle Schools (Greenwich, CT)
e) Wallingford (CT) Festival Strings (middle and high school students)
f) Genesee Fiddle Club (Rochester, NY)
g) Fiddlers' Loft (Kingston, NH)
h) middle and high schools (Harrisburg, PA)
i) Quiet Corner Fiddlers (Willimantic, CT)
j) Amity High School (Woodbridge, CT)
k) Saxe Middle School (New Canaan, CT)

Click on "Fiddle Books" page on this web site for a listing and description of my fiddle publications.

SELECTED MAGAZINE ARTICLES (by and about Stacy Phillips)

1."The Violin in Salsa Music" - Strings (Nov./Dec. 1992)
2. "Dale Potter - Stylistic Innovator" - Strings (Jan./Feb. 1993)
3."Swinging Western" (the fiddle repertoire of western swing) - Strings (Mar./Apr. 1993)
4."Modal Fiddle Tunes" - Strings (Sept./Oct. 1993)
5."Daring Dobro" - interview and transcription of my playing by John McGann (Acoustic Guitar      March/April '94)
6."Retunings in American Fiddle Music" - Strings (Sept./Oct. 1994)
7."The Evolution of Bluegrass Fiddle" - Fiddler Magazine (Winter 1995)
8. "The History of Western Swing Fiddle" - Fiddler Magazine (Summer 1995)
9. "Rules of Engagement" (jam sessions) - Strings (Jan./Feb. 1997)
10. "Eastern Violin" (reviews of Arab/Indian albums) - Strings (Mar./Apr. 1997)
11. "Pulling Strings" - Guitar Player (Feb. 1997)
12. "Lap Slide Rhythm Riffs" - Guitar Player (Oct. 1997)
13. "Klezmer Violin on Record" - Strings (Jan./Feb. 1998)
14. "Jazz Violin on Record" - Strings (Jul/Aug 1998)
15. "A Trip to Hawaii" - Guitar Player (Oct. 1998)
16. "Violin (Electric) Pickups" - Strings (Jan. 2000)
17. "Instruction in American Fiddling" - Strings (April 2001)
18. "Elements of a Bluegrass Fiddle Solo" - Sing Out (Spring 2001)
19. "Amplifying Your Acoustic Violin" - article in "Violin Owner Manual"
      (String Letter Publishing, 2001)
20. "Stacy Phillips - Performer, Teacher, Scholar" about my fiddle teaching and books - Fiddler      magazine (Winter 2001-2)
21. "The Art of Afro-Cuban Salsa Violin" - Fiddler magazine (Spring 2002)
22. "Tradition Based Fiddling in America" overview of traditional fiddle styles - American      String Teachers magazine (May 2002)
23. "Creating Bluegrass Solos" - Fiddler magazine (Spring 2004)
24. "Quest for Volume" - history of resonator guitars, Acoustic Guitar (September 2005)
25. "Fiddle Traditions" - Three articles in a book of essays published by Hal Leonard Corp.


1. All Old Friends (Revonah 930)
2. Hey Mister Get the Ball (Shanachie 95004)
3. Great Dobro Sessions (Sugar Hill 2206) Featured artist on this Grammy award-winning      anthology of current steel guitarists
4. Stacy Phillips and Paul Howard (Archduke Combine 002)
5. From the Inside (Archduke Combine 003)
6. Days of Awe w/ Frank London & the AfroSemitic Exp. (Reckless Music 1051)
7. Plea for Peace w/ The AfroSemitic Experience (Reckless Music)
8. Tall Boots (rare music of The Sons of the Pioneers)
     (Silver Sage Music -
9. Neo-Urban Traditions w/ Paul Howard (Archduke Combine 005)