Session Proposals

Sessions are the cornerstone of the conference: a wealth of knowledge and inspiration on a wide range of topics

Most presentations, though more specific, fall into these general categories:

  • Suzuki instrument area topics
  • Cross-instrument area topics
  • Suzuki Early Childhood Education
  • Suzuki in the Schools
  • General Suzuki Education

Types of topics frequently presented:

  • Alternative Studies
  • Child Development
  • Community building
  • Communication
  • Composition, Theory, Music History
  • Group Classes, Ensembles
  • Health & Wellness
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Latin American Programs
  • Outreach, Community Service
  • Parent Education
  • Reading
  • Research (pertinent to Suzuki education)
  • Special Needs
  • Setting Standards for Excellence
  • Studio Ideas/Studio Management
  • Suzuki-Style Lessons
  • Suzuki Philosophy
  • Suzuki Heritage
  • Suzuki in the Schools
  • Teaching Tools & Ideas
  • Instrument Technique
  • Technology
  • Workshops & Events

Formats may include lectures, demonstrations, interactive playing sessions, and panel discussions. Interactive sessions and sessions providing playing opportunities for audience participants are highly encouraged. Handouts will be uploaded to the SAA site in advance, to support limited use of technology in sessions.

ALL PROPOSALS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE SAA WEBSITE BY OCTOBER 30, 2019.

If you would like to share an area of expertise through a session presentation at the Conference, the submission form is available on the website. Sessions will be considered for 50- or 25-minute times. Please note that conference session proposals may also be recommended for meeting other SAA needs—Journal articles, online presentations, newsletter items, etc.

Session Application and Management