It's a Digital World:
Rule It By Modernizing String Ensembles
With Electric Instruments, Pickups, MIDI Synthesis and Published Charts!

by Reva Kuzmich.: and John Kuzmich, Jr.:

with Guest Consulting Engineer, Brad Slate of Sweetwater Music:

2001 IAJE International Jazz Conference in New York City, January 13, 2001

2001 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim on January 17, 2001

2001 MENC Eastern Regional Conference in Pittsburgh on March 3, 2001

2002 Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, Illinois, December 18, 2002

2003 Arizona Music Educators Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, February 1, 2003

2003 MENC Northwest Regional Conference in Portland, Oregon, February 14, 2003

2004 ASTA National Conference in Dallas on March 12, 2004


  1. A Philosophy for 21st Century String Education with Multiplicity of Contemporary Musical Styles!

  2. Where and how to start with electric pickups and/or Electric Instruments.

  3. Electric Violin Music Demonstrations

  4. Guidelines for students regarding the selection of amplification equipment for strings.

  5. Selected Manufacturer List of Electric Pickups, String Instrument and Special Effects Processor

  6. String Amplification Resources: Pickups and Instruments, Jazz Educators Journal, November, 1998, pp. 63, 65-67.

  7. Recommendations of Special Effects Equipment:

  8. Special Effects Processors That Rock and Swing as Programmed and Customized

  • Discography of Selected Contemporary String Artists! Special assistance by Darol Anger. http://www.

  • Integrating Electric Instruments with Traditional String Ensembles and Beyond!

  • Publishers of Contemporary String Music:

  • Summer Jazz String Workshops

  • "Live" Demonstrations by Reva Kuzmich with Sibelius, Finale 2003, Jamey Aebersold play-alongs, and Band-In-A-Box! Catch the Magic of Electrified Sounds with Electronic Instruments, Pickups and Special Effects Processors! Novice, Intermediate and Advanced levels.

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