Increasing Accessibility in Playing String Instruments: Practical Solutions for Music Educators
By evan kazanjian
Evan Kazanjian is a music education major with a concentration in cello. He is in his junior year at Millersville University and is a dedicated member of the McNairy Library Research Fellows program. Evan has been researching practical solutions for string musicians who experience discomfort and tension while practicing and performing. His research synthesizes information about existing mechanical solutions with connective therapy solutions to create educational tools for music educators to use in the classroom. Evan conducted several oral history interviews to gain insight into the stories and suggestions of those who’ve developed serious injuries from playing. After graduation, Evan hopes to become an orchestra director in the public school system and share his passion for music with his students.