We are fortunate at Oberlin to be a part of a Mellon Foundation grant supporting digital archives for the New Generation Library at Oberlin College. I was pleased to be awarded support for the production of the String Pedagogy videos. This support was initiated by the Mellon Digital Scholar, Jacob Heil, who encouraged me to do the project. Alan Boyd the Associate Director of Libraries at Oberlin College and Megan Mitchell the incoming Assistant Director along with Xi Chen, Web Development Librarian and Kathy Abromeit, Public Services Librarian of Oberlin Conservatory of Music saw it to completion.

The conservatory students who participated as ‘model students’ were Halle Davis, violin, Annika Sundberg, viola, Nick Loh, cello and Christopher Horikawa, string bass. I sincerely appreciate their fine examples and eager willingness to participate. Christopher Horikawa and Matthew Blankinship assisted with video editing. You will also see a video of my beginners from the String Preparatory Program that I developed to provide a laboratory for conservatory students to practice teaching beginners. Many thanks to all of the wonderful musicians who enjoy string playing.

Joanne Erwin