The Misbin New Directions String Ensemble is an initiative funded by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine alumni, Robert Misbin. This initiative works to build a community of string-centered ensembles that explore the rich musical traditions of African American and Latinx cultures, provide a safe space for students to explore their own voices, and give students the facility to improvise and collectively compose as individuals and as an ensemble. This ensemble is accompanied by a suite of group classes and sectionals that work to reinforce the concepts and content from the ensemble while developing a fundamental grounding in string playing technique, improvisation, and extended instrumental techniques. 

Class Schedule

11:30 am-12:45 pm Full String Ensemble
1:00 pm-2:00 pm Sectionals
2:00 pm-3:00 pm Group Classes
3:00 pm-4:00 pm String Performance Class
4:00 pm-5:00 pm Bucket Band for Strings


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