In this issue:
There is just so much in store for you at the May 2014 conference! Read on for the latest details.
Featured Guest Clinicians
Our guest clinicians will teach student master classes and give sessions in their area of expertise. We will have the privilege of hearing performances by many of the clinicians on our Gala Clinicians Concert or at other events during the weekend.
William Preucil, Jr., Violin
Jeremy Dittus, Dalcroze
Plus Special Events for 2014
Student Events Applications Due Soon!
Submit your video audition for the following student participation opportunities, due Tuesday, October 15:
SYOA: Students, Parents and Teacher Share Their Experiences
Have a great idea to share with your Suzuki colleagues?
Sessions on instrument technique, pedagogy, history, musicianship, research and technology provide a framework for every SAA conference. Just as in the past, well have both general and instrument-specific sessions to support our Conference theme, Powered by Community.
We’re looking for 50-minute solo, panel and team presentations, mini sessions (10-12 minute live presentations), and nano sessions (5 minute videos). All proposals must be submitted online no later than October 25.
Suzuki Americas 2014
We’re really excited about Suzuki Americas 2014, which will feature the Latin American Suzuki Ensemble and additional special events for Suzuki students from all parts of the SAA region—North, Central, and South America! More details to come on how to participate for North American students.
181 Latin American students have applied for this unique opportunity—but we need your help to make it a reality! Cecilia Calvelo-Hopkins has some great ideas on how your community can help.
Discovering the SAA Conference
Still not sure if you want to come? Read what violin teacher Ian Salmon experienced at his first SAA conference in 2010:
This past summer many Suzuki students and teachers were inspired and motivated through SAA approved summer institutes. In 2013, we had nearly 2,000 teachers complete training at a summer institute and over 7,000 students attend!
Institutes provide an opportunity for Suzuki students to come together and learn from inspirational guest faculty, socialize with other Suzuki students, and perform together through a week-long invigorating program. Teachers, likewise, can completed SAA teacher training during the institute with our highly knowledgeable and experienced teacher trainers. Many thanks to our institute directors and amazing faculty who make this possible each year!
Preliminary plans for the 2014 Summer Institutes will be posted online on Wednesday, October 16. More details will be added in the coming months, but take a look next week to get a head start on your teacher training plans for next summer.
Save up to 33% on popular Suzuki books for students & parents, including the brand new Violin Lessons!! storybook—perfect to help children and their parents learn what to expect as they begin their music studies.
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Suzuki Principles in Action is a two day, cross-instrumental course on the art of Suzuki teaching.
Courses will be held in IN, MN, NY, ON, OK, and TX.
How Music Makes Us Feel Better
We regret to announce the passing of Dee Martz, Director of the Aber Suzuki Center and the American Suzuki Institute 1984-2009.
An active member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, Dee was elected to the Board of Directors in 2001 and served as its secretary until 2007.
Further information will be posted when available.
Iowa City, IA Oct 12
Philadelphia, PA Oct 12
Monterrey, NL, Mexico Oct 12 – 19
Monterrey, NL, Mexico Oct 14 – 21
Louisville, KY Oct 15 – Dec 9
Newton, MA Oct 17 – Jan 23
Louisville, KY Oct 18 – 20
San Antonio, TX Oct 20
Mogi Mirim, SP, Brazil Oct 21 – 31
Western Springs, IL Oct 21 – Dec 16
Ellensburg, WA Oct 23 – Apr 16
Hamilton, ON Oct 24 – Dec 3
MN Oct 25 – 27
Chicago, IL Oct 25 – Nov 22
Stevens Point, WI Oct 31 – Nov 8
Salt Lake City, UT Nov 2
West Hartford, CT Nov 3 – Dec 15
Newton, MA Nov 4 – Feb 24
Quito, Ecuador Nov 6 – 11
ON Nov 8 – 10
Euless, TX Nov 16 – 17
Shaker Heights, OH Nov 21 – 24
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