AOM Suzuki Plays National Anthem at Tides Game

We played the national anthem for our Triple-A baseball team, The Tides, in May 2017—first time ever for us! Over 50 students played an arrangement that involved Twinklers—mid bk 1 playing open strings, violists and cellists on a low harmony part, and late Bk 1 through upper level violinists playing either the melody or a high harmony part. The students rehearsed their parts in group class and performed admirably at the game. The baseball crowd enthusiastically applauded their performance!

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Joanna Binford

Joanna Binford is currently the Coordinator of the Suzuki Program at the Academy of Music, based in Norfolk VA. Awarded the KY Chapter of ASTA 2013 “Outstanding Service” award and District 7 KMEA “Outstanding College/University Music Teacher of the Year, she freelances in the Hampton Roads area and performs frequently with the Virginia Symphony.

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