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Scholarly Interest Report
Cory Watkins
Lecturer of Music
  • B.M. Music Performance (1983) Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford, Hartford CT
  • M.M. Music Performance (1984) University of Houston, Houston, TX
Primary Department
   Shepherd School of Music
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Selected Publications

Watkins, C., and Scott, L. (2012). From the Stage to the Studio: How Fine Musicians Become Great Teachers. NY: Oxford University Press.


Watkins, C. (2008). Rosindust: Teaching, Learning and Life from a Cellist's Perspective. Houston: Rosindust Publishing.

Creative Works
 Other - CD Liner notes
 Wrote liner notes for a Yellow Barn Music Festival commemorative recording project , David and Janet Wells, CD booklet, Putney, VT (Dec 2011)

"Stretching our Comfort Zone." American String Teachers Association, Kansas City, MO. (March 19, 2011) With Laurie Scott

 Seminar Speaker

"Student Independence; Low Tension Technique; Studnet Independence; Teaching Intonation; Positive Teaching." Minnesota String Orchestra Teachers Conference, (August 5, 2011)


"Full Spectrum Music Teaching; From Rosindust to Gold Dust." New York State String Music Association, (August 2009)

Editorial Positions
 Book Review Editor, American String Teacher. (2011 - 2011)

Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
 State Chapter Leadership Award, American String Teachers Association (February 2010)

 Citation of Leadership and Merit, American String Teachers Association (March 2007)

Residencies & Summer Festivals
 Summer Festival
 Cello Clinician. Summer music program to prepare students for High school All-State audition, Houston, TX. (August 2011)
 Schmidbauer International Concerto Competition. Strings adjudicator, Junior division, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacadoches TX. (January 2009)
Positions Held
 Committee member, Comprensive Musicianship through Performance (Wisconsin). (2011 - 2011)

 Chair, Committee on Studio Instruction, American String Teachers Association. (2008 - 2008)