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Newsletter November 2015FacebookTwitter

An Invitation to Attend

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Suzuki Program, SIUE alums are inviting 50 friends and colleagues to come to Minneapolis! Invest in your future by attending the 2016 SAA Conference, and help envision the next 50 years, which are full of endless possibilities. Who will YOU invite to join the conference weekend?

Be sure to check the conference website for ongoing updates and news! Exhibitor and Advertising information is now available.

Calling All Pianists! The conference application deadline for the
Piano Concerto
event is December 15.

Birthday Appreciation

Many thanks to those who contributed to the birthday cake in honor of Dr. Suzuki’s 117th celebration. A grand total of $8,044 was raised for the SAA Teacher Development Fund, which supports teacher training scholarships. This event kicked off the Fall SAA Annual Fund Drive—watch for further information in your email and upcoming American Suzuki Journal.


Parents as Partners 2016  
Parents As Partners Online

Momentum for season five of Parents as Partners Online is growing! To help spread the word, download this flyer for promotion in your studio or via a school bulletin board! Registration will officially open on December 15, including a full listing of all talks and presenters!

Upcoming Events

SAA-approved teacher training occurs during the year, as well as at summer institutes. Be sure to frequently check the events page for any updates.


Chapters come alive!
Suzuki Association of Minnesota

Each month we will be featuring news from one of our chapter affiliates, with November being updates from the Suzuki Association of Minnesota. Read more from SAM President Sara Stephens Kotrba and also click here for information about Chapter Affiliates and how to become a Chapter Affiliate of the Suzuki Association of the Americas.


Humor from the Suzuki Studio  

Ringtones Cartoon

Have a funny Suzuki-related story? We would love to hear from you! Tell us your story or view and add to our “Friday Funnies” on Facebook, and your story may appear in a future SAA comic. Of course, please keep it clean and respectful. We’re not here to laugh at the expense of anyone involved! Please omit individuals’ last names, and change first names if you wish.

Get Involved!

Suzuki Principles in Action (SPA) Course

This two day, cross-instrumental course is designed to help teachers incorporate Suzuki’s principles effectively in their teaching. The inspiration for SPA came from a need, identified by both Trainers and Teacher Workshop Participants, to deal with the challenges of implementing the knowledge gained from unit courses into the reality of day-to-day studio teaching. Consider hosting a course or make plans to attend one currently scheduled: November 28-29 (Edmonton, AB, Canada), January 9-10 (Eastern Mennonite University, VA), January 17-18 (Loma Linda, CA), February 4-5 (Milwaukee, WI), March 4-5 (Holland, MI), and March 5-6 (Chicago, IL).

Article Submissions

Is there a Suzuki-related subject you wish we’d cover more in the ASJ, newsletter, or blog? Or have you written an article that you would like published? If you are interested in submitting a Suzuki-related article, please see the Manuscript Guidelines or email us at for more information.

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