Associate Professor Emeritus of Music Education (Michigan State University)

string quartet.pngSaturday, September 28 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

College string majors, string educators, and string lovers, spend a day with us refining your playing and pedagogical ideas and learning body mapping to promote health in string playing! Register online for this rejuvenating day workshop with Dr. Judy Palac, a specialist in string education and performing arts medicine.

Who can attend?

  • College String Majors
  • String Students grades 10-12
  • String Teachers
  • Community String Musicians

Schedule of Events

​Saturday, September 28
12:00-1:00 pm

Tuma Lobby

1:00-2:50 pm

String Pedagogy Workshop
Room 155
A session to elevate your ideas for teachig vibrato, shifting, and intermediate bow strokes.

​2:50-3:10 pm


3:10-5:00 pm

Body Mapping
Room 155
Please dress comfortably, and bring your instrument!


Cost is $10 per attendee (no cost for CMU Students & Faculty)

Two ways to pay

  1. Check (Make checks payable to Central Michigan University)
  2. Cash

The registration fee is due when you sign-in at the event.
Registration deadline is Saturday, September 21.

Judy Palac

palac.pngDr. Palac received a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music from the University of Michigan, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in violin from the University of Texas, where she was Associate Director of the University of Texas String Project. She is a specialist in string education and performing arts medicine. At Michigan State University, where she is an Associate Professor Emeritus of Music Education and Director Emeritus of the Suzuki Program, Palac founded the interdisciplinary Musicians' Wellness Team in 2004. 

She is a licensed Andover Educator in the somatic education method of Body Mapping.  She is published in the fields of performing arts medicine, string teacher education, and the Suzuki method in such journals as
American String Teacher, Michigan Music Educator, Medical Problems of Performing Artists, Bulletin for the Council for Research in Music Education.

Palac has held several positions with the American String Teachers Association, including president of the Michigan chapter, national member-at-large, and chair of the Publications Committee.  She was ASTA's Michigan String Teacher of the Year in 2003, and Michigan Music Educators Association Teacher of the Year in 2016.  As a violinist, Palac currently plays in the Lansing Symphony Orchestra.


Dr. Fangye Sun
Assistant Professor of Violin