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Carol McCullough

Carol McCullough (1957-2003), US teacher of the Alexander Technique.

Life

Carol McCullough taught violin at Illinois Wesleyan University before she trained in the Alexander Technique. She was a Doctor of Musical Arts and lived in Minneapolis.[1]

Writings

She self-published her paper, ‘The Alexander Technique and the Pedagogy of Paul Rolland’ (1996).[2] It was a research paper presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for a Doctorate in Musical Arts. Paul Rolland (1911-78) developed a ‘whole body’ approach to violin technique and later in life incorporated aspects of the Alexander Technique in his string pedagogy. His pedagogy emphasized motor learning, the concepts of balance, leverage and body use and that the movement of the whole body is working as a mechanism for violin playing.

Obituary

Memories by Alex Murray, Rose Bronex, Nancy Crego, Andrew McCann, Cynthia Launer and Lauren Hill published in AmSAT News.[3]

Carol Ann Porter McCullough *10 June 1957 – †15 September 2003.

References

[1] AmSAT News issue no. 62 (Winter 2003), p. 12.
[2] ‘The Alexander Technique and the Pedagogy of Paul Rolland’ by Carol P. McCullough (Author, 1996).
[3] AmSAT News issue no. 62 (Winter 2003), p. 12.