ISB 2023 Convention Presenter — Andi Beckendorf

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Name: Andi Beckendorf
Presentation Date: Thursday, June 8, 2023 2:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Watkins Lecture Hall
Presentation Title: Stick To It: Strategies for Practicing Developing Bow Holds
Presented / Performed Previous ISB Convention? Yes
Type of Presentation: Lecture
Genre: Adult Learners, Professional-in-Training, Young Learners, Pedagogy

Andi Beckendorf holds degrees in double bass performance and pedagogy from the University of Iowa, where she studied with Diana Gannett. She is currently Assistant Principal bass of the Rochester (MN) Symphony Orchestra and teaches double bass and bass methods at Luther College, where she also serves as Research & Instruction Librarian. She has been active as a chamber musician and has played in the Cedar Rapids, La Crosse, Dubuque, and Winona symphony orchestras. She has served on the faculty of Dorian Summer Music Camps, Lutheran Summer Music, and the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. Andi is also a member of the Music Library Association, with committee service on research skills and music resources.

Her scholarly work includes service as associate editor and editor of Bass World: The Magazine of the International Society of Bassists; presentations and articles about music research instruction and active learning for undergraduate students; and research related to her DMA essay about the pre-classical double bass virtuoso Johann Sperger. She has edited several Bass World articles highlighting ISB conventions, and has also written recording reviews for Bass World. Beckendorf has also served as an adjudicator for the ISB Research Competition.

Program (if available): Not Provided