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In this issue:

  • 2014 Conference Dates: May 22-26 in Minneapolis
  • Suggested Supplementary Repertoire for Revised Violin Books 6-8
  • Suzuki Violin School Book Revisions Update
  • Minijournal Cover Contest Winners

2014 Conference Dates: May 22-26

Conference Logo 2014

Plans are underway to make the SAA 2014 Conference, “Powered by Community,” a high point of inspiration in the coming year.

We hope that those who have joined us in the past will attend again, and that everyone will feel welcome to join in participating as member-owners of our Association. This is an opportunity to gather together as a sharing community where we can all learn from one another.

The 2014 Conference will take place May 22-26, in Minneapolis, MN.
Save the dates—SAA biennial conferences are not to be missed!


Suggested Supplementary Repertoire for Revised Violin Books 6-8

The SAA Violin Committee is excited to report that the Revised Book 6 of the Suzuki Violin School is finally in print.

In addition to the revised book, the committee has created a list of suggested repertoire from different style periods for Books 6, 7 and 8 to accompany those volumes. This list is organized by category: Tone pieces, Kreisler pieces, Concertos and Sonatas, Bach, “Show” pieces, and Modern pieces.

View the supplementary repertoire list and find out why it was created.

Suzuki Violin School Book Revisions Update

Violin Book 6 Revised

The Revised Book 6 of the Suzuki Violin School and Piano Accompaniment are finally here! While there was some delay in getting the revised Book 6 to press, the ISA Violin Committee felt the book should be thoroughly prepared before any publication.

Additionally, during this past year, the ISA Committee has been working with Alfred to make any corrections necessary in the files for the music, text and translations for Books 1-5. Going forward, all volumes will have an identification number on the title page so teachers and students can be sure to have the most up-to-date printing of each volume.

Read more about the continuing violin book revision process


Minijournal Cover Contest Winners

Minijournal 2013 Cover, 1st Place

Minijournal 2013 Cover, 1st Place

Image by Shannon Lawrence

A big thank you to everybody who participated in the 2013 Minijournal Cover Design Contest. We received so many wonderful pictures!

First place goes to Shannon Lawrence for these cute musical critters.
Click to see all our Minijournal cover contest winners!

You will get a free copy of the Minijournal if you attend an Institute this summer. Copies will be on sale online for 50 cents in September.

2014 Minijournal Cover Design Contest

Guidelines: Original cover design by a Suzuki student between the ages of 4 and 14. Suzuki or music-related subject matter preferred. Please do not send computer-generated artwork. One entry per child.

Deadline: January 1, 2014

Send to: SAA Cover Contest, PO Box 17310, Boulder CO 80308


Upcoming Events

SAA Calendar
May 24: Annual Membership Meeting
Jun 1: Newsletter Submission Deadline

Institute Directors Sharing Ideas—Bring Your Breakfast!

Summer Institutes start on May 28 and run through the end of August. There are so many great summer programs for students and teachers that there isn’t space to list them all here! Please look online for all upcoming Summer Institutes.

Centro Suzuki Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, C, Argentina May 25 – 28
Group Classes Workshop
Violin 6

Studio of Deborah Kemper

Salem, VA Jun 3 – Aug 2
Flute 1

Suzuki School of Houston

Houston, TX Jun 9 – 24
Every Child Can!
Violin 1, 4

Festival Suzuki de Colombia

Bogotá, Colombia Jun 15 – 28
Cello 1, 3
Violin 1, 10
Taller de clases grupales
Balance Corporal Nivel 1
Balance Corporal Avanzado
Balance Corporal Nivel 2
Taller Educación para padres
Primeros pasos en el violín
Estimulación Temprana
Técnica de Alexander
Desarrollo del sonido a través del repertorio Suzuki de violín: Violin

Studio of Tanya L. Carey

Glen Ellyn, IL Jun 17 – 26
Cello 2-5

See all upcoming events

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