In this issue:
Celebrating Excellence 2009 CD
Celebrating Excellence 2009 features musicians who began their careers as Suzuki students. This year’s collection features 11 performances—solos and ensembles—including violin, viola, cello, piano, guitar, and harp. We are grateful to these talented performers for sharing their artistry with Suzuki supporters and friends and for their statements of support for Suzuki Method!
Celebrating Excellence 2009 is a special gift available to this year’s Annual Fund donors at the $75 level or beyond. Many thanks in advance for your generosity! Note: Your gifts are tax-exempt in the United States.
See the track list and read more about the performers on Celebrating Excellence 2009.
Ask the Experts, parts 6-10Part 6: Practicing and Psychological Development
What are some ways to make practicing more interesting?
Part 7: Suzuki and Professional Music
Part 8: Teens
Part 9: Long-Term Goal and Piano Studios
Part 10: Group Lessons
How many SAA members are there? What instruments do they play and where do they live? What is their involvement with the Suzuki method: as a teacher, parent, program administrator, or some other role?
Find out: SAA Member Demographics
We can expand the member demographics report with your help. Fill in your age group and gender on your member profile and we’ll have a more detailed report in January.
ISA Violin Committee Report on Violin Book Revisions
This first part of this report was published last year, but be sure to read the second half, which covers the revision of Violin Books 4 and 5, and plans for Books 6 through 8.
The following report consists of three sections:
4 More New Summer Institutes
We have 4 more new Summer Institutes for next year, in addition to the 62 established Institutes, and the 4 new ones announced in the last newsletter.
Ann Arbor, MI
Keynote SpeakersHow Children Learn…and How They Don’t
Dr. Robert Duke, co-presentation with International Research Symposium
Friday, May 28, 8:30 AMThe Talent Code
Sunday, May 30, 2:00 PM
Read more about the keynote speakers
A “Masterclass” for Graduate and Doctoral Researchers?
The International Research symposium on Talent Education is sponsoring a “masterclass” with Dr. Robert A. Duke for music education research students.
See details on Research Masterclass
Conference Sponsorship, Exhibiting, and Advertising Opportunities
If you or your company is interested in exhibiting at the SAA Conference, advertising in the program booklet, or sponsoring a Conference event, package information and contract forms are now available:
146 new members have joined the SAA in the last month. Welcome!
San Jose, Costa Rica
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