University of South Carolina Professor Director, USC String Project
Dr. Gail V. Barnes teaches undergraduate and, graduate courses in addition to supervising instrumental student teachers at the University of South Carolina.
Her duties as Director of the USC String Project include overseeing a staff of preservice teachers instructing over 350 students from the community. Since her appointment, she has devised a curriculum for the students and increased the use of video technology in student and teacher instruction. She directs the advanced middle school ensemble ï¿½Intermezzo.ï¿½ Her experience includes eighteen years of public school teaching all age levels of school orchestra. Her performing experience includes being a member of the viola section of the Virginia Symphony and Opera Orchestras and the Puccini Festival Orchestra in Torre del Lago (Italy).
Dr. Barnes received her B.M. and M.M. from the University of Michigan and her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. She has articles published in American String Teacher, The Journal of String Research, Update, Music Educators Journal and the Journal of Research in Music Education. She edited a book titled Applying Research to Teaching and Playing Stringed Instruments that includes work by eighteen leaders in string education.
Her research interests focus on string teaching, teacher education and motivation in both music teachers and students. She has presented papers at conferences of the Music Educators National Conference, American String Teachers Association and the College Music Society.
Dr. Barnes has presented sessions for in-service and pre-service teachers in Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts New York, North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina. She has conducted student honor ensembles in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and South Carolina.
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The great teachers of my life, including Francis Bundra, my viola teacher.