In this issue:
What does TEAMWORK mean to you?
With the 2010 SAA Conference theme being TEAMWORK, we are interested in hearing what teamwork means to you. Please post in 35 words or less how you define teamwork. How does the concept of teamwork play out in your life and work?
2009 MinijournalYou can now purchase copies of the 2009 Minijournal for your students and parents who did not attend an institute this summer (or yourself!). Includes articles on Tone and Teamwork by teachers, and Suzuki-themed puzzles. Price: 50¢
Then you may be ready to apply for the new SAA Certificate of Achievement! Check it out!
Teacher Location Service
Looking for more students? Now is the time to sign up for the online teacher location service.
May 27-31, 2010 marks the SAA’s 14th Biennial Conference in Minneapolis, MN, at the Hilton Hotel and Convention Center. Be sure to save the dates for this special event! The theme for 2010 is TEAMWORK.
Visit the Conference website for more information on the plans so far.
What’s New and Special for 2010?
Watch the list grow each month!
Ten Questions about the Top Ten Tracks
Student Audition Application
Student auditions are now being accepted for all Conference events. Check the student participation requirements for all the students events, eligibility requirements, and audition pieces.
Submit Your Conference Session Proposal
Session proposals are now being accepted for Top Ten Tracks and instrument-specific pedagogy.
You will need to log in to submit a proposal. If you haven’t yet set up a website account, you can create one from the “create an account” link on the login page.
Calling all Chamber Musicians!
With the 2010 Conference theme being TEAMWORK, it is quite fitting that the weekend’s chamber music offerings are being expanded. Chamber music, defined as one on a part, is truly a spirit of collaboration both musically and socially. This unique learning experience requires interdependence, yet individuality. Each part is so vital to the whole, and the interaction amongst players, young or old, is crucial to success. The process of problem solving and decision making (including “agreeing to disagree”!) builds respect and empathy within an ensemble. What incredible life skills to instill in any human being.
116 new members have joined the SAA in the last month. Welcome!
1,923 teachers are listed on the Teacher Location Service.
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At the SAA’s April 4 Annual Meeting, a brand new Teacher Development video was unveiled. We are proud to present this new short film, “The Promise…The Challenge: A Suzuki Teacher’s Pledge.” It gets to the heart of Dr. Suzuki’s vision for excellence in education for every child. Its message helps us understand the essential importance of ongoing Teacher Development and life-long learning.
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