In this issue:
Support the conference by bidding on items in our first online auction!
The auction will begin online on May 3rd and conclude at the conference, with final bids placed in person.
Auction items include:
We’ll email you when the auction begins, or you can check the website on May 3rd.
If you would like to donate an item for the auction, please get in touch by April 28!
Bring your violin, viola, flute, recorder, guitar, or cello, if possible. There will be sessions with instruments and other playing opportunities, such as the informal chamber reading parties on Saturday afternoon.
Claremont Trio Tickets
You can purchase Claremont Trio Benefit Concert tickets with your conference registration. If you’ve already registered and didn’t get tickets, you can purchase them at check in, Thursday, May 27.
Minnesota Orchestra Tickets
Don’t forget to purchase your Minnesota Orchestra concert tickets and hear the SAA preformed chamber groups in the pre-concert concerts.
Are you younger than the SAA? (b. 1972)
If so, stay tuned for a special invitation. Update your age so we know to invite you!
Bring your scores of selected chamber music that will be featured in master classes.
Be included in the virtual photo album at the conference! Plus, get to know your colleagues before coming to Minneapolis.
If you are unable to upload your photo online, you can mail it to the SAA office, and we’ll return it to you when you check in at the conference.
Conference Schedule Highlights
Check-In for Conference
Informal Networking & Bad Boyz Performance
Thursday, 6 pm
You won’t want to miss the Social Hour Thursday evening featuring the Bad Boyz Concert, an eclectic mix of classical, pop and more!
Annual Membership Meeting
Saturday, 8:15 am
Bad Boyz of Bass
Thursday, 8:30 pm
Friday, 8:15 pm
Discussion with the Claremont Trio
Young Artist Clinicians Recital
Saturday, 6 pm
Flute Choir & SYOA
Piano Concert & International Ensembles
Sunday, 7:45 pm
How Children Learn…and How They Don’t
Teamwork: Embracing Paradox
The Talent Code: How to Dramatically Improve Virtually Any Skill
Complete Conference Schedule. It’s not final yet, but there are lots of details!
Conference Hotel Rooms
The Hilton Minneapolis is our official hotel for the conference. By staying overnight at the Hilton, you are supporting the SAA and help the organization save money!
Children 18 and under may stay with parent/chaperone at no additional charge.
To book a room at the Hilton at the special SAA Conference rates, see the hotel and travel page.
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Shenandoah Valley Elementary performs with St. Louis Symphony
Shenandoah Valley Elementary School, taught by Loren Abramson, performed with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra last weekend. Loren Abramson was recognized as SLSO’s 2010 Educator of the Year.
Read more at St. Louis Today: Shenandoah Valley performs with St. Louis Symphony
Loren Abramson and SLSO music director David Robertson
Summer Suzuki Institutes: Planning for a Positive Experienceby Marie Kusters
Are you thinking about attending a summer Suzuki institute? What a good idea! Here are a few pointers to help make your institute experience a positive one.
In Memoriam: Nehama PatkinOur good friend and colleague, Nehama Patkin, passed away on Friday, March 26, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. She was 70 years old. Nehama had been in the ICU at Epworth Hospital for 19 days being treated for a massive infection which caused multiple organ failure. Her good friend, Kenneth Madl, wrote the following in his message about Nehama’s passing:
Please share your tributes to Nehama.
ASJ Volume 38.2
American Suzuki Journal volume 38.2 has been mailed to current SAA members.
Thanks to our donors!
The SAA Board would like to extend heartfelt thanks to those members and friends who donated to this year’s Annual Fund Campaign, “Following in Their Footsteps.” Many thanks also to those young artist performers who donated their recordings to Celebrating Excellence 2009, the CD collection that was offered to donors at the $75 level and above. If you missed this opportunity, there are still a few CDs remaining; your gift will still be most gratefully received.
More Institute EmailsIthaca (NY) Suzuki Institute
Oregon Suzuki Institute
North Carolina Suzuki Institute
Virginia Suzuki Institute
Hawaii Suzuki Institute
Southern California Suzuki Institute
Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute
Alberta Summer Suzuki Institute
Colorado Suzuki Institute at Beaver Creek
Holy Names Piano Teacher Training Institute
Chicago Suzuki Institute
Ogontz Suzuki Institute
Northern California Suzuki Institute
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Did You Know?We frequently hear from members who are looking for addresses, phone numbers and emails of other Suzuki friends and colleagues. The SAA Staff is always happy to hear from you, to help you with questions and receive your suggestions.
150 new members joined the SAA in March. Welcome!
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Los Angeles, CA
There are so many Suzuki events in June that there just isn’t space to list them all here. Below is a list of cities—if you see one near you, check out the complete list of June Events online.
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