Marcia Hatfield Strings
Marcia Hatfield teaches string instruments, and performs regularly as a Double Bassist with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra. She performs as a freelance musician with several regional groups, and has performed as far away as Austria and Germany. Mrs. Hatfield studied with Diana Gannett at Eastern Music Festival, and with Bruce Bransby at the prestigious Aspen Music Festival. She earned degrees in Music Performance (BA) and Music Education (BME) from Wichita State University. While at Wichita State, she studied bass with Paul Ousley and Mark Foley, and string pedagogy with Jacqueline Dillon. She later earned Kodaly Certification through the WSU Graduate School. Mrs. Hatfield holds a Kansas Teaching License for PreK-12 Music, and taught strings in grades 5-12 in the Wichita Public Schools for eight years. She has been Bass Section Coach with the Wichita Youth Orchestras, Bass Specialist with NASAW (Wichita, KS) and the Cole Family Summer Music Festival at Southwestern College (Winfield, KS), and was Guest Conductor at the Goddard Summer String Camp (Goddard, KS). She was also a Guest Conductor for the Wichita All-City Orchestras one year, and Assistant Director three years. She currently teaches strings at Air House Music Academy, where she welcomes youth as well as adult students.