Joe Deninzon to teach at Mark Wood’s Rock Orchestra Camp this summer!

I am excited to be returning as a faculty member at Mark Wood’s Rock Orchestra Camp. Mark Wood was the designer of the 7-string fretted Viper Electric violin that I play. He is a legendary performer who has played with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Dee Snyder, and Billy Joel, to name a few. He is also a true revolutionary in the world of electric violin and string education. The camp will take place at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, KS from July 14-20, 2012.



Some of the topics I will be teaching include:


-“Fiddlefunk”: Using the violin in a funk or hip-hop band

-“Rhytholin”: Chopping, scratching, and comping on the violin

-The “Effective” Violinist: Working with effects in a solo or composition

-Fusion Violin: Mahavishnu, Jean-Luc Ponty, and original songs.

-Singing and playing/arranging violin parts around vocals

-Rocking out your string quartet-coaching and performing some of my string quartets that I perform with Metro Strings (

-Fitting into a rock arrangement using chord patterns, fills and solos, and effects.

Other renowned faculty members/friends include:

Rachel Barton Pine, Tracy Silverman, Bridgid Bibbens, David Wallace, Sean Grissom, and Chuck Bontrager.