Guest Clinicians


Resonate 2017

Larry Livingston is a distinguished conductor, educator, and administrator, and a dynamic, inspiring motivational speaker. The founding Music Director of the Illinois Chamber Orchestra, Mr. Livingston has appeared with the Houston Symphony, in the Los Angeles Philharmonic Green Umbrella Series, at the Festival de Musique in Evian, France, with the Stockholm Wind Orchestra, and with the Leopoldinum Chamber, Chopin Academy, and Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestras in Poland. He has been Music Director for the Pan Pacific Festivals in Sydney, appeared in Yamaha, International concerts in Tokyo, and presented at the International Jazz Festival in Rome. From 1997 to 2001, Mr. Livingston regularly toured Germany and Slovakia with the Internationale Junge Orchesterakademie. The performances and subsequent recordings were “the most successful in this organization’s history,” according to its director. In 2001, he served on the jury for the renowned Besancon (France) International Conducting Competition. In the last decade, he has conducted extensively in Eastern Europe, and particularly throughout Poland, attracting consistent critical acclaim. Reviews reported “long, unending applause, enthusiastic cheers, like at a rock concert, standing ovation.”

Larry will be here for part of the Resonate Student Music Conference.  More information about Larry can be found here:

About Conn-Selmer
Conn-Selmer, under a portfolio of brands, is the leading manufacturer and distributor of musical instruments for student, amateur, and professional use. With a tradition of innovation, and superior musical performance, brands such as Vincent Bach, C.G. Conn, King, Holton, Selmer, Armstrong, Leblanc, Ludwig, Musser, and Scherl & Roth have earned a legacy of respect unparalleled by any other builders. Conn-Selmer is also the North American distributor of Henri Selmer Paris woodwinds, the US distributor of Yanagisawa saxophones, and the global distributor of the Jiggs pBone (the world’s first plastic trombone) and pTrumpet. With a focus on quality craftsmanship, Conn-Selmer operates U.S. production facilities in Elkhart, IN, Cleveland, OH, Eastlake, OH, and Monroe, NC. For more information visit, Conn-Selmer, Inc. is a subsidiary of Steinway Musical Instruments, Inc.

About the Conn-Selmer Division of Education
The Conn-Selmer Division of Education, led by Vice President of Education, Tim Lautzenheiser, provides resources and support to music educators worldwide. This mission is accomplished through five program areas – Conn-Selmer School Partnership Program, Conn-Selmer Educational Clinicians, Conn-Selmer Institute, the Music Administration Collaborative, and the VIP Program. Collectively, the Conn-Selmer Division of Education is the industry leader in providing exemplary programs, services, and advocacy tailored to the positive growth and development of music education across the globe. For more information visit, or contact the Division of Education at, 574-523-1698.

New to Resonate 2017 is string musician, Evan Friesen.  Evan is a violinist for the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, but also plays guitar, banjo, and, mandolin in a punk band.  Most recently Evan finished his internship with PSSD.  We are thrilled to be working with Evan again in this new way.  Look for Evan’s sessions on All Things Strings.

Returning for Resonate 2017 is Hip Hop artist, InfoRed (aka Brad Bellegarde).  InfoRed will be coming from Regina, Sk and to learn more you can check him out at:!/artists/InfoRed.  InfoRed will be here for both Resonate For Teachers and Resonate For Students.  Brad will be here for the teachers day on April 4th and to work with students on April 5-7th.

InfoRed (aka Brad Bellegarde)


Returning for Resonate 2017 is Chris Merk.  Merk, also known as Merky Waters, is a Regina-based Hip-Hop producer, DJ, beat boxer and educator. He has been DJing in the city since 1998 and producing Hip-Hop music since 2001, recording and performing with fellow SK artists Def 3, Eekwol, InfoRed and more.  To learn more about Chris, go to:  Chris will be here for Resonate For Students.

New to Resonate 2017 are musician duo Elly (aka Elly Paris) and Eric Glyn-Jones.  Elly will presenting sessions focused on vocals and Eric will present on all things related to Guitar.  To learn more about Elly and Eric check out their website here:

New to Resonate 2017 is artist and photographer Cory Schewaga.  Look for some interesting displays at Resonate from Cory and learn how he creates “sound art.”  Check out Cory’s work here:

Returning for Resonate 2017 to run the drumming sessions are Chris Crockarell and Chris Brooks of Roll-Off Publishing from Nashville, TN! To learn more about Crock & Brooks, check them out at or follow them on twitter @RowLoff and @RowLoffVeep.  Crock & Brooks will be here for both Resonate For Teachers and Resonate For Students.

Brooks & Crock

Brooks & Crock

TBA Returning for Resonate 2017 are Randy Woods and Adam Streisel  to facilitate Digital Recording sessions. To learn more about Randy check him out here:  Randy & Adam will be here for both Resonate For Teachers and Resonate For Students.

Randy Woods

Randy Woods

Adam Streisel

Adam Streisel

Musical Instrument Building

Have some fun inventing and building whoville-style musical instruments.  This session will connect understandings around volume, length, shape, and materials to their impact on musical pitch, tone, and texture.  Using found objects and various building materials, teachers can get creative in this is a hands-on sound exploration activity that is fun and easy to do with students of any grade level.

No prior musical background required.


Industry Panel Discussion 

Grab a coffee and sit down with our guest artists for a conversation about the music industry, career paths, and what we can do in education to support our students’ interests in these fields.

Professional Networking

During this time, teachers can get together with other teachers to network, share ideas, ask questions, and focus on learning and growing from each other.


Resonate For Teachers sponsored in part by:

Prairie Spirit School Division, St. Johns’ Music (Saskatoon), CS Imagery, Saskatchewan Music Educators’ Association, SaskCulture, SaskLotteries, and Conn-Selmer Inc.  Thank you!






Resonate For Students sponsored by:

Prairie Spirit School Division, St. John’s Music (Saskatoon), Superior Cabinets, Conn-Selmer Inc., CS Imagery, Prairie Spirit Schools Foundation, Saskatchewan Music Educators’ Association, SaskCulture, SaskLotteries, Saskatchewan Middle Years’ Association, SaskTel, Thank you!













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