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Wayzata Elementary String Program Oral History Project: Interview with Sandra Haines
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Sandra Haines holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree along with Master's degrees in cello performance and psychology. She taught at Kansas State University as well as in the schools in Edina and Roseville, Minnesota, before coming to the Wayzata elementary schools in 1989 as an elementary cello and bass teacher. During the nine years she was in Wayzata Sandra developed the elementary level lower string program significantly by arranging and editing bass music as well as by consulting with professional bassists. At the time of her departure, the number of elementary students involved in lower strings had increased from a handful to approximately 100. Since leaving the Wayzata teaching position, Sandra had been an active cellist in the Twin Cities area, and at the time of the interview was a member of The Ariel Trio, The Regency Trio and a performing member of Thursday Musical. Additionally, Sandra had established an active connection with instrument makers in Bologna, Italy, and she and her husband visited Italy for approximately one month each year. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Sandra describes her recruitment to the Wayzata string program, her work with the lower strings and effort to create appropriate music and tutorial materials for the basses. She describes the structure of the program, the work load and the varied responsibilities in some detail, with emphasis on the remarkable working relationship that she, Barbara Lamb and Helen Loing enjoyed. She tells about the joys of Wayzata strings along with the difficulties and gives some detail about her full life since leaving the teaching position.
1.5 hours sound cassette
25 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
00:36:39 running time
Interviewer: Weber, Lynne
Interviewee: Haines, Sandra
Made in: Hopkins, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 109 (Library Call Number)
AV2007.12.11 (Accession Number)
MHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Wayzata Elementary String Program Oral History Project'