In this issue:
ASJ Issue 37.4The Summer 2009 American Suzuki Journal is now being mailed to current SAA members. Look for it in your mail soon! Features include:
Creating Learning Community AwardsThe Creating Learning Community awards are designed to celebrate significant contributions by individuals or groups within our community. Deadline for Nominations for 2010: December 31, 2009. Nominations may be submitted to the SAA Office.
Summer is drawing to a close and institute season is past. It’s a good time to consider some other SAA opportunities:
If you have questions, please get in touch with the SAA Office! Staff will be happy to answer your questions.
Studio Memberships are a great way for families to support the SAA and receive the American Suzuki Journal. Active teacher members of the SAA may collect 10 or more Associate memberships from families in their studio for only $30 US/CAN per family. For information about the Program, see the membership options page or phone the SAA Office: 1-888-3SUZUKI
Don’t forget: Suzuki job listings for teachers and administrators are posted on the SAA website and updated frequently.
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.
Master Class Clinicians
The 14th biennial SAA Conference will “feature our own” distinguished SAA members, friends, and former Suzuki students who are now young artist-teacher professionals as our special clinicians for the instrument master classes. True to the theme of the Conference, the format of these master classes will include both team teaching and solo instruction. The young artist clinicians will also be involved in side-by-side chamber music coachings and perform a selection on the Young Artist Recital. Read further about the impressive list being showcased for 2010!
Bass: Paul Sharpe, Nicole Castleberry
SYOA Conductors: Marilyn Kesler, Winifred Crock
Student Audition Application
Student auditions are now being accepted for all Conference events, including masterclasses with the distinguished clinicians announced above. Check the student participation requirements for all the students events, eligibility requirements, and audition pieces.
All student audition materials must be postmarked by the following due dates—NO EXCEPTIONS:
Submit Your Conference Session Proposal
Session proposals are now being accepted for Top Ten Tracks and instrument-specific pedagogy. You have just a few weeks left: proposals are due October 15. Selected presenters will be notified by January 15, 2010.
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.
Call for Research Papers or Projects
Tenth International Research Symposium on Talent Education
Keynote Address by Dr. Robert Duke:
Co-sponsored by the Suzuki Association of the Americas and the American Suzuki Institute
Minneapolis Hotel Conference Center
Unpublished research papers and Graduate Student research projects, at any stage of development, on topics relevant to Talent Education are invited to be submitted to the 10th International Research Symposium or the IRSTE Graduate Student Seminar with Dr. Robert Duke. Appropriate topic areas could include early childhood development, any related areas of music education, instrumental education, historical research regarding the Suzuki method, teacher-student interaction, and parental involvement in music education.
Papers or project ideas must be no more than 25 pages in length. The author’s name, institutional affiliation, if applicable, email and mailing address should appear on the title page. Please view our website for more details.
A copy of the paper and abstract must be submitted electronically by March 19, 2010. Selection of papers will be determined by a panel of qualified readers. Authors will be notified by April 2, 2010. Email all submissions to Pat D’Ercole firstname.lastname@example.org at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point.
85 new members have joined the SAA in the last month. Welcome!
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