The Pedagogy Project with Chamber Music Connection Artistic Director, Deborah Barrett Price
Breathe Together, Move Together, Play Together Series
by Lizzy Macintosh
“This format of presentation for teachers and their students is engaging, instructional, and easy to follow...and for the viewer to understand and emulate.”
Dr. Robert Gillespie, Retired Professor of Music at The Ohio State University and co-author of Essential Elements for Strings.
Breathe Together, Move Together, Play Together Pedagogy Project Video Series
Regarded internationally as an innovative pedagogue and leader in chamber music education, Deborah Barrett Price, Founder and Artistic Director of Chamber Music Connection (CMC), created the Breathe Together, Move Together, Play Together Pedagogy Project Video Series to provide educators, professionals, amateurs, and students with tried-and-true activities for successful participation in chamber music. Recipient of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Award for Extraordinary Service to Chamber Music, Debbie has spent the last 30 years developing pedagogical techniques to engage students from the earliest skill level leading up to the most advanced. The Pedagogy Project embodies Debbie’s mantra-- “Breath Together, Move Together, Play Together”--supporting the joyful connection to others through music and movement. Teachers, professionals, students, and amateur musicians will enjoy the benefits these videos provide successfully.
Decades of experience teaching and performing chamber music
The Pedagogy Project has garnered Debbie’s decades of experience teaching and performing chamber music into an inspiring video series transforming chamber music education and performance into adaptable activities to explore coaching and rehearsing while encouraging joy and passion for the musicians' audience.
Enthusiasm manifests as participants engage in the activities and experience Debbie’s interaction with her students, sharing and encouraging creative approaches to bringing out the broad range of characters, emotions, and stories conveyed from playing chamber music together.
Debbie’s passion for music and movement began early in her childhood playing chamber music on her great grandfather’s violin with her family. Throughout her youth, she studied dance and music under the mentorship of artists from the New York City Ballet, Philadelphia Orchestra, New School of Ballet, and Skidmore Dance. At The Chamber Music Connection, the nonprofit organization she founded 30 years ago, she continues to weave music and dance into her professional career. The culmination of this life of joyful connection to others through music and movement is embodied in Debbie’s message of “Breath together, move together, play together.”
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Award
In recognition of her work as a chamber music entrepreneur, pedagogue, and performer Debbie has received awards, including the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Award for Extraordinary Service to Chamber Music, Baldwin Wallace Conservatory Alumni Achievement Award, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra Community Educator of the Year, and multiple nominations for the Ohio Governor’s Award for Arts Education and Arts Administration. In addition, chamber ensembles under her mentorship have medaled in prestigious chamber competitions, including the Fischoff, Coltman, WDAV Young Musicians, Discover, Chicago, and St. Paul String Quartet events, as well as features on NPR’s From the Top radio program and Emmy award-winning “Live! From Carnegie Hall,” and from CMS of Lincoln Center in Alice Tully Hall.
Coming soon; Debbie's online pedagogy video series for educators, performers, and students.
Debbie also serves on the faculty of Denison University, is a Yamaha Certified String Educator Clinician, and a frequent guest artist teaching, performing, and conducting for festivals. In addition, she is a sought-after clinician giving presentations on chamber music pedagogy and entrepreneurship at universities, conservatories, music schools, and national conferences. Articles highlighting her distinctive pedagogical approach are published in American Music Teacher, Journal of American Viola Society, Keyboard Companion Magazine, American String Teacher, and Chamber Music America.
Her long-awaited online pedagogy video series for educators, performers, and students, Breathe Together, Move Together, Play Together, will be available later this fall through iClassical Academy.
Deborah Barrett Price; Performer, Conductor, Music Director, and principal violist
A respected performer, Debbie currently serves as principal violist of Opera Project Columbus and the McConnell Arts Center Chamber Orchestra. She is an Artist-in-Residence at the Caroga Lake Music Festival. She has directed, conducted, and performed in festivals throughout Europe, including performances at Santa Cecilia in Rome, the Beethoven Festival in Prague, and a collaborative festival with Caroga Arts, CMC, and the Conservatoire de L’Ouest in Switzerland.
For over a decade, she served as the Cleveland Institute of Music Youth Camerata Strings co-conductor and as music director of the Women-In-Music String Sinfonia. Deborah Barrett Price is Artistic Director of The Chamber Music Connection (CMC), located in Worthington, Ohio, which provides an environment where student musicians of all ages and levels of experience can study and perform chamber music.
Deborah's pedagogy video series "Breathe Together, Move Together, Play Together" will be available later this fall through iClassical Academy.