Tribute to Dorothy Jones
Date: May 30, 2010
Violinist Alice Joy Lewis is the recipient of the 2007 Kansas Governor’s Arts Award for Arts Educator. She founded the Ottawa Suzuki Strings in 1966 and is also the founder and director of the Ottawa Suzuki Institute Mid-Southwest and the SOUND ENCOUNTERS programs. Mrs. Lewis has dedicated her life to teaching and is a recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award presented by the Suzuki Association of the Americas. In North America, her teaching activities have taken her to several locations in Canada and across the U.S. from Alaska to Hawaii and coast to coast. She has taught at the Suzuki Method World Conventions in Dublin, Ireland, and Matsumoto, Japan, as well as at the Pan Pacific Conference in Adelaide, Australia. Mrs. Lewis holds both music education and violin performance degrees from the University of Kansas where she studied with Raymond Cerf. She also studied with Dr. Shinichi Suzuki at the Talent Education Institute in Matsumoto, Japan.