Jeffrey Hsu is continuously inventing conceptual iterations of stringless technology and complementary methods based on his successful experiments: e.g., acquiring and transferring new skills from bracket violin to cello (for symphony rehearsals and concerts), learning standard violin literature through virtual osmosis and ‘acting out’ mental practice/reading, his volunteer work with the Boys & Girls Club of Larimer County, Suncrest Hospice, Modus Volunteers, and free private instruction, and his autodidactic practice on his stringed violin from the Heartstrings Program at the Colorado Music Festival in addition to his improving performance on his personal stringed cello. Jeffrey also draws on his sizable past experience as a skilled performer of the flute and on his award-winning work in the field of design/architecture, combined with widely paneled electronic and face-to-face disclosures. Recently, Jeffrey was interviewed for his ProBoPat Success Story (to be published in 2018), is in the process of acquiring a high-quality flute for better proof of concept, and is ‘finalizing’ his prototyping and business plans. More of Stringless Technology’s accomplishments to date are as follows:
Violin Society of America Convention
Two National Guild for Community Arts Education Conferences
Arts-Based Practioner Review and General Human Development Research and Review
Mother Of Invention Conference
Two Exhibits at the NoCo Mini Maker Faire
NAMM Convention and Conference
Stringless Performance Artist with Modus Design & Management and Suncrest Hospice
Head of the STEAM Violin Program at the Boys & Girls Club of Larimer County, Fort Collins
Two Patent Applications with the USPTO
Make Music Day Performances (see Denver Post)
Coursera – Leading Innovation in Arts and Culture (Vanderbilt University & National Arts Strategies) **COMPLETED**
Coursera – Teaching the Violin & Viola: Creating a Healthy Foundation (Northwestern University) **COMPLETED**
Two volunteer activities that employ stringless technology.
Creating new specifications for non-electronic, toy, & electronic stringless iterations.
Technology production: stringless training aids.
Patent prosecution and funding for functioning sound-generating stringless iterations (in addition to mock-ups) for beta tests.
Refining more viable business plan.
Jeffrey is also working on his classical and “stringless” artistry which includes e-music production.
Special Thanks to:
John Milne & Peter
Lisa Marie Hsu
Ta-Ping Hsu and Chur-Ching Lee
Joy and Steve Dimoulas
Rick Molzer and Luthiers
Eggen Violin Shop
Mary Ellen Dooley
Dr. Trina Seefeldt
Willis H. Chang
Cory & Matt (RMMR)
The National Guild for Community Arts Education
National Association of Music Merchants
Boys & Girls Club of Larimer County, Fort Collins
Irish Elementary (Fort Collins)
Sloan’s Lake Rehabilitation Center
Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts
Colorado SBDC Network
Eggen Violin Shop
Make Music Alliance
Bonfils Stanton Foundation
Arts & Venues – City & County of Denver
Swallow Hill Music
The Denver Post
MoFo (Morrison & Foerstor)
Mi Casa Resource Center
Westminster United Methodist Church (Colorado)
TinkerMill: The Longmont Makerspace
Rocky Mountain Music Repair