In demand as a clinician, lecturer and conductor, Winifred Crock has lectured at
numerous music conferences including the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic and SAA, ASTA, NAFME conferences. She has been the featured string clinician at universities, conferences and institutes in over 20 states and abroad. Recently, Mrs. Crock served as a clinician for the 2016 ASTA National Orchestra Festival, was a keynote speaker at the 2016 SAA conference, and taught Suzuki music institutes in New Zealand. She currently serves on the board of the Suzuki Association of the Americas.
Winifred Crock was the Director of Orchestras at Parkway Central High School for
twenty-five years and has maintained a private violin studio in suburban St. Louis, Missouri for far longer. During her tenure, the Parkway Central High Music Department was awarded GRAMMY Gold Signature school status as one of the top high school music departments in the country. Mrs. Crock has been named the Missouri ASTA Private Studio Teacher of the Year, the Missouri ASTA Secondary String Teacher of the Year, the St Louis Symphony Educator of the Year, the St. Louis Arts Educator Award, a Singer Prize recipient for Excellence in Secondary Teaching, the NFHA Outstanding Music Educator of the Midwest, and the 2014 ASTA Elizabeth Green National School Educator. She was most recently selected for the SLSMEA Hall of Fame Award.
In addition to music degrees from SIU Edwardsville and Kent State University in
Ohio, Mrs. Crock graduated from the Suzuki Talent Education Institute in Matsumoto,
Japan under the tutelage of Shinichi Suzuki and is a certified Kodály method instructor. Mrs. Crock's most recent publications include the Pattern Play for Strings Series: A Sequential Introduction to Reading Music, Forrester Press and Learning Together Volume 2: Sequential Repertoire for Solo Strings or String Ensemble, Alfred Music. She has also written over thirty articles for the Suzuki Association of the Americas Journal and ASTA publications.
She is dedicated to string education worldwide and helping students learn and grow
through quality musical experiences.