Date: January 17, 2011
Elizabeth Stuen-Walker is a Suzuki Viola Teacher Trainer. She maintains a studio in Bellingham, Washington, where she teaches viola, violin, is the director of Chamber Music NOW!, serves as a church choir director, and is a member of the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra and Harberton String Quartet. In addition, she is currently serving as an Affiliate Faculty for the music department at Western Washington University.
She received a BM from the Eastman School of Music and a MM from Yale University School of Music. Following her graduate studies, she taught at the Preucil School of Music and Cornell College in Iowa and played in the Tri-Cities and Cedar Rapids Symphonies prior to returning to her native state of Washington in 1984.
Ms. Stuen-Walker is an active Suzuki viola and violin clinician throughout the world. In addition to teaching at the World Suzuki Conventions, she has taken her Premier Viola Ensemble to Ireland, Australia, Canada, Scandinavia, Japan, Germany and Italy. In 2001 she lectured at the ESTA conference in Goteborg, Sweden. She most recently taught at the 15th World Suzuki Convention in Melbourne, Australia in 2009.
She is currently a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas Board of Directors, where she serves as secretary, and has also served on the Suzuki Association of Washington State Board of Directors. She is a former SAA Journal Viola Column Editor.
Ms. Stuen-Walker has 3 volumes of viola ensembles entitled Violas in Concert, a book, Treble Clef for Violists, and she edited the 2 viola volumes of Suzuki duets, all published by Summy/Birchard/Warner Bros, now Alfred Publishing.