Speaking & Clinics

Holding a strong belief in the power of the conductor as an educator, Tara enjoys serving as an orchestral clinician and guest speaker in various capacities.  Her talks have included repertoire histories and performance practice, introductions to percussion instruments, and perspectives on the evolution of the role of the conductor.

  • Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, pre-concert speaker – 2013-present

  • CSO's Symphony 101 Adult Education Program, instructor - 2017-2019

  • Davidson Learns, guest speaker - 2016-2019

  • J.T. Alexander Middle School orchestras, clinician - October, 2017

  • Northwest School of the Arts orchestras, clinician - April & May, 2017

  • North Carolina Eastern Regional String Orchestra, clinician - February, 2017

  • The Pines at Davidson Retirement Community, guest speaker - April, 2016

  • Meyers Park High School Chamber Orchestra, clinician – October, 2015

  • Butler High School Symphonic Orchestra, clinician – October, 2015

  • Carolina Trace Women’s Club, guest speaker – October, 2015 & October, 2011

  • Davidson College Concert Series, guest speaker – October, 2014

  • Bethel Presbyterian Church Youth, demonstration – May, 2014

  • Davidson College French Club, guest speaker – April, 2013

  • Durham Symphony Orchestra Reading Orchestra, clinician – June, 2010

  • Lake Norman Orchestra, rehearsal – January, 2009

  • Carolina Institute for Leadership & Engagement in Music Leadership Speakers Series, guest speaker – November, 2008

  • Palmetto Youth Orchestra, clinician – October, 2006