Doris Gazda

  • Doris Gazda is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and Penn State University. She enjoyed many years as a string specialist in the Montgomery County, Maryland public schools, where she founded and conducted the Frederick County Youth Orchestra, and conducted the Potomac Valley Youth and Frederick Community Orchestras. Most recently, Ms. Gazda was on the faculty at Arizona State University. She has served nationally as Secretary for the American String Teachers Association, President of the National School Orchestra Association and Member-at-Large for the ASTA with NSOA.

    A proponent of new music for student musicians, Ms. Gazda composes for strings and string orchestra. She is the author of High Tech for Strings (Carl Fischer), a set of technical studies for middle and high school orchestras, and co-author of the beginning method Spotlight on Strings (Neil A. Kjos). Nationally known for her leadership and expertise in string instruction, Ms Gazda presents workshops and conducts conference and regional student orchestras. She is a frequent presenter at state and national meetings for MENC (Music Educators National Conference), ASTA (American String Teachers Association) with NSOA (National School Orchestra Association), MTNA (Music Teachers National Association), regional school systems, and string workshops.


  • Cover Title (Subtitle) Duration Instrumentation
    String Orchestra
    YAS84 Air On The G-String
    (arr.)
    String Orchestra
    CAS73 Baboquivari
    Birthplace of the Desert People
    String Orchestra
    BAS36 Banana Boogie
    String Orchestra
    CAS68 Bells!
    (arr.)
    String Orchestra
    YAS102 Black River Ballad
    String Orchestra
    PAS10 The Boll Weevil
    (arr.)
    String Orchestra
    PAS1 Chopsticks Prism
    String Orchestra
    CAS12 Columbia River Suite
    String Orchestra
    YAS123 Comet Race
    3:13 String Orchestra
    CAS35 Flower Song
    from the Opera ‘LakmÒ’(arr.)
    String Orchestra
    YAS31 German Dances
    from 6 Deutsche Tanze for Winds and Strings, KV. 509(arr.)
    String Orchestra
    FAS51 Gongs
    (arr.)
    String Orchestra
    CAS54 Isle Of Skye
    Highland Dance
    String Orchestra
    BAS10 June-A-Rumble
    String Orchestra
    PAS2 Lackawanna Locomotive
    String Orchestra
    CAS11 Las Posadas
    The Search for an Inn(arr.)
    String Orchestra
    YAS126 The Miller’s Fiddler
    3:16 String Orchestra
    CAS43 Monument Valley March
    String Orchestra
    CAS28 Nocturne
    (arr.)
    String Orchestra
    CAS29 ‘One Small Stepà’
    String Orchestra
    YAS91 Prelude and Gavotte
    (arr.)
    String Orchestra
    CAS7 Red Rock Rag
    String Orchestra
    PAS6 Rigadoon
    (arr.)
    String Orchestra
    BAS23 Rip Roarin’ Fiddlin’
    String Orchestra
    YAS10 Roadrunner Rally
    String Orchestra
    CAS49 Sinfonietta
    (arr.)
    String Orchestra
    BAS31 Song Of The Volga Boatman
    (arr.)
    String Orchestra
    YAS55 Sonoran Sunset
    String Orchestra
    FAS63 ‘Tis The Season
    (Incorporating Deck The Halls and Good King Wenceslas)(arr.)
    String Orchestra
    YAS66 Tumbleweeds
    String Orchestra
    CAS3 Willow-Wood Copse
    String Orchestra
    Band
    YPS57 Bisbee Hill (March)
    Concert Band
    Books
    BF89 Compatible Christmas Duets for Strings
    50 Duets That Can Be Played by Any Combination of String Instruments(arr.)
    Violin
    BF90 Compatible Christmas Duets for Strings
    50 Duets That Can Be Played by Any Combination of String Instruments(arr.)
    Viola
    BF91 Compatible Christmas Duets for Strings
    50 Duets That Can Be Played by Any Combination of String Instruments(arr.)
    Cello
    BF92 Compatible Christmas Duets for Strings
    50 Duets That Can Be Played by Any Combination of String Instruments(arr.)
    ContraBass
    WF153 Compatible Christmas Duets for Winds
    50 Duets That Can Be Played by Any Combination of Wind Instruments(arr.)
    Tuba
    WF148 Compatible Christmas Duets for Winds
    50 Duets That Can Be Played by Any Combination of Wind Instruments(arr.)
    Mixed Duet
    WF149 Compatible Christmas Duets for Winds
    50 Duets That Can Be Played by Any Combination of Wind Instruments(arr.)
    Mixed Duet
    WF150 Compatible Christmas Duets for Winds
    50 Duets That Can Be Played by Any Combination of Wind Instruments(arr.)
    Mixed Duet
    WF151 Compatible Christmas Duets for Winds
    50 Duets That Can Be Played by Any Combination of Wind Instruments(arr.)
    Horn in F
    WF152 Compatible Christmas Duets for Winds
    50 Duets That Can Be Played in Any Combination of Wind Instruments(arr.)
    Mixed Duet
    BF106 Compatible Quartets for Strings
    21 Quartets That Can Be Played by Any Combination of String Instruments(arr.)
    Violin
    BF107 Compatible Quartets for Strings
    21 Quartets That Can Be Played by Any Combination of String Instruments(arr.)
    Viola
    BF108 Compatible Quartets for Strings
    21 Quartets That Can Be Played by Any Combination of String Instruments(arr.)
    Cello
    BF109 Compatible Quartets for Strings
    21 Quartets That Can Be Played by Any Combination of String Instruments(arr.)
    Contrabass
    MXE72 Compatible Trios for Weddings
    20 Trios That Can Be Played by Any Combination of Instruments
    Mixed Ensemble
    MXE73 Compatible Trios for Weddings
    20 Trios That Can Be Played by Any Combination of Instruments
    Flute
    MXE74 Compatible Trios for Weddings
    20 Trios That Can Be Played by Any Combination of Instruments(arr.)
    Mixed Ensemble
    MXE75 Compatible Trios for Weddings
    20 Trios That Can Be Played by Any Combination of Instruments(arr.)
    Mixed Ensemble
    MXE76 Compatible Trios for Weddings
    20 Trios That Can Be Played by Any Combination of Instruments(arr.)
    French Horn
    MXE77 Compatible Trios for Weddings
    20 Trios That Can Be Played by Any Combination of Instruments(arr.)
    Mixed Ensemble
    MXE78 Compatible Trios for Weddings
    20 Trios That Can Be Played by Any Combination of Instruments(arr.)
    Tuba
    MXE79 Compatible Trios for Weddings
    20 Trios That Can Be Played by Any Combination of Instruments(arr.)
    Violin, Oboe
    MXE80 Compatible Trios for Weddings
    20 Trios That Can Be Played by Any Combination of Instruments(arr.)
    Viola
    ASB20 Fiddling Fingers
    Beginning Fiddling Lessons for String Classes or Individual Learners(arr.)
    Cello
    ASB21 Fiddling Fingers
    Beginning Fiddling Lessons for String Classes or Individual Learners
    ContraBass
    ASB17 Fiddling Fingers
    Beginning Fiddling Lessons for String Classes or Individual Learners
    Fiddle
    ASB19 Fiddling Fingers
    Beginning Fiddling Lessons for String Classes or Individual Learners(arr.)
    Viola
    O5472 High Tech for Strings
    Technical Studies and Solo Literature for String Orchestra and Individual Study
    Full Score
    O5473 High Tech for Strings
    Technical Studies and Solo Literature for String Orchestra and Individual Study
    Violin
    O5474 High Tech for Strings
    Technical Studies and Solo Literature for String Orchestra and Individual Study
    Viola
    O5476 High Tech for Strings
    Technical Studies and Solo Literature for String Orchestra and Individual Study
    Contrabass
    O5477 High Tech for Strings
    Technical Studies and Solo Literature for String Orchestra and Individual Study
    Piano Accompaniment
    O5475 High Tech for Strings
    Technical Studies and Solo Literature for String Orchestra and Individual Study
    Cello
    BF66 I Used To Play Cello
    An Innovative Method for Adults Returning To Play(arr.)
    Cello
    BF82 I Used to Play Viola
    An Innovative Method for Adults Returning to Play(arr.)
    Viola
    BF31 I Used To Play Violin
    An Innovative Method for Adults Returning To Play
    ASB11 More String Town Tunes
    for the Developing Ensemble
    String Ensemble
    ASB12 More String Town Tunes
    for the Developing Ensemble
    Violin
    ASB13 More String Town Tunes
    for the Developing Ensemble
    Viola
    ASB14 More String Town Tunes
    for the Developing Ensemble
    Cello
    ASB15 More String Town Tunes
    for the Developing Ensemble
    ContraBass
    BF53 My First Progressive Duets
    For Strings – Bass Book(arr.)
    Contrabass
    BF52 My First Progressive Duets
    For Strings – Cello Book(arr.)
    Cello
    BF51 My First Progressive Duets
    For Strings – Viola Book(arr.)
    Viola
    BF50 My First Progressive Duets
    For Strings Book(arr.)
    Violin
    BF39 Progressive Duets – Volume I
    for Bass – Volume 1: Easy to Medium(arr.)
    Contrabass
    BF38 Progressive Duets – Volume I
    for Cello – Volume 1: Easy to Medium(arr.)
    Cello
    BF37 Progressive Duets – Volume I
    for Viola – Volume 1: Easy to Medium
    Viola
    BF36 Progressive Duets – Volume I
    for Violin – Volume 1: Easy to Medium(arr.)
    Violin
    BF43 Progressive Duets – Volume II
    for Bass – Volume 2: Advanced
    Contrabass
    BF42 Progressive Duets – Volume II
    for Cello – Volume 2: Advanced
    Cello
    BF41 Progressive Duets – Volume II
    for Viola – Volume 2: Advanced
    Viola
    BF40 Progressive Duets – Volume II
    for Violin – Volume 2: Advanced
    Violin
    BF69 Progressive Quartets for Strings
    32 Quartets That Can Be Played by Any Combination of String Instruments(arr.)
    Violin
    BF70 Progressive Quartets for Strings
    32 Quartets That Can Be Played by Any Combination of String Instruments(arr.)
    Viola
    BF71 Progressive Quartets for Strings
    32 Quartets That Can Be Played by Any Combination of String Instruments(arr.)
    Cello
    BF72 Progressive Quartets for Strings
    32 Quartets That Can Be Played by Any Combination of String Instruments(arr.)
    Contrabass
    BF63 Progressive Trios for Strings
    26 Trios That Can Be Played by Any Combination Of String Instruments
    Viola
    BF64 Progressive Trios for Strings
    26 Trios That Can Be Played by Any Combination Of String Instruments
    Cello
    BF65 Progressive Trios for Strings
    26 Trios That Can Be Played by Any Combination Of String Instruments
    Contrabass
    BF62 Progressive Trios for Strings
    26 Trios That Can Be Played by Any Combination Of String Instruments
    Violin
    ASB2 String Town Tunes
    Violin, Violin
    ASB1 String Town Tunes
    Violin, ContraBass, Viola, Cello
    ASB3 String Town Tunes
    Viola, Viola II
    ASB4 String Town Tunes
    Cello
    ASB5 String Town Tunes
    ContraBass
    ASB6 String Town Tunes
    Piano
    BF46 Studies In Lyricism
    Cello

  • Arr. Doris Gazda: Compatible Trios For Christmas

    The music is easy to sight read, and although aimed at younger students, it would also be useful to older students if they needed something quick and easy for busking or other Christmas events… The large print music is easy to play from. Dynamic and tempo markings are appropriate… I enjoyed playing these well-harmonized arrangements as a string trio with my sisters.

    –Rebekah Smith, AUSTA

    Doris Gazda: Compatible Duets for Strings, Vol. 2

    This versatile and flexible series is ideal for students to develop their ensemble skills. Ranging from grade levels 2-4, these books will prove very useful for the classroom, eisteddfods and concerts. From Mozart to Bizet’s Toreador Song and a huge variety of styles in between (with intriguing little-known composers coming to light), here is a great educational resource.

    –Mary Nemet, AUSTA

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