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The final day to register online is Saturday, May 12th. After that, walk-in registration is required with increased rates.

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Building Noble Hearts Season Two

Building Noble Hearts Podcast

Coming on May 28: Podcast season two of the the Suzuki Association of the Americas’ podcast series: Building Noble Hearts!

We will release episodes on iTunes as well as on the SAA homepage with a transcript of the show and a link to a discussion forum where we can continue the conversation with interviewees.

In season one we talked with individuals, learning how specific principles of Suzuki teaching influenced their lives. In season two, we will pull back and take a broader view of the ways Suzuki philosophy has influenced people through time, among community members, within families, and across the globe.

Click Here to listen to this and all the other episodes.


Award given to Ed Sprunger

Ed Sprunger Award

Congratulations to SAA Teacher Trainer Edmund Sprunger, MSW, on receiving the 2018 K. Lynne Moritz, MD, Leadership Award. Ed states, “Lynne Moritz is a psychoanalyst based in St. Louis (and is about to retire) who served a term as president of the American Psychoanalytic Association. She’s a legend, and it was an amazing honor (and surprise!) to get the award.”

Sweet Recorder Orchestra Family

Sweet Recorder Orchestra—Family

“This photo is from the project developed at the Federal University of São Carlos—Brazil, coordinated by Ilza Zenker Leme Joly. Presentation of the “Sweet Recorder Orchestra” formed from the Suzuki recorder classes. Children and their families take classes and play together in the orchestra.”
-Ilza Zenker Leme Joly

Have a great picture to share? We are looking for photos of students performing in their community. Did you invite the neighborhood to a book recital? Or the general public to a group concert? Have you played in an assisted living facility, street fair, or mall? Send a picture our way and we will share favorites in Short Score!

Cover Contest

Minijournal Most Fun

Our 2018 Cover Contest winners will be announced soon, and the winner will be on the cover of the 2018 Minijournal! In the meantime, this 2016 entry from Evelyn won “Most Fun.” Thank you Evelyn!

A Big Thank You to Our Conference Sponsors!

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Every Child Can!

Looking for an Every Child Can! course?

May 24, June 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 14, 16, 20 and beyond:
Get more info here.

Institute season is…

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… almost underway, but there are still opportunities to register ! ! Find date, place, and contact info here.

SAA Annual Meeting
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May 26, 8:30am: Annual Membership Meeting at the Hilton Minneapolis

This Summer: Institute Focus Groups

At every summer institute, all Suzuki members have the chance to gather at an SAA Focus Group meeting. At these vibrant, collaborative meetings, we discuss current questions and ideas. The ideas brought up—whether new or recycled—can be interesting and helpful to everyone. Plan now to attend an institute in 2018, and be sure to lend your voice to the discussions at an Institute Focus Group meeting!

Special Teacher in your Community? Name a Star in Their Honor!

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With the end of the school year approaching, it’s an opportune time to dedicate a star for an individual, group, or a special event that has happened during the past year. Watch this touching video and join the many others in “thanking our lucky stars” as we strive to light up the SAA Galaxy of Stars with appreciation.

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