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Now Online The SuzukiStarr Videos

May 16, 2022

The ISA is thrilled to announce the posting of this original video series, first recorded beginning in 1968. This series is a comprehensive collection of interviews with Dr. Suzuki explaining his ideas on Talent Education, and demonstrating… Read more ▶

Notes from the March 24 SAA Community Gathering

April 13, 2022

In Depth Answer: “Who exactly is on the SAA Communications Team?” This is like asking which instrument creates a symphony. Sometimes all the instruments play together, sometimes one section is highlighted, sometimes one instrument solos while the rest play a… Read more ▶

Upcoming Latin American Scholarship Deadline is April 1

March 28, 2022

Scholarships are designated primarily for unit course trainings (Units 1–10) both online and in person. The application process requires SAA membership, a video performance (as specified in the application), letters of recommendation, and a statement of need. Deadlines for Latin American scholarships are April 1st and October 15th. Read more ▶

Join Us March 24  Notes from the March 10 SAA Community Gathering

March 18, 2022

On March 10, 2022 the SAA held its first Community Gathering event. Over 60 people registered and attended. It was the first time many community members had seen each other’s faces and been in the same virtual space in months,… Read more ▶

Submit artwork for the 2022 Minijournal Cover Design Contest

March 9, 2022

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 extended to: April 1, 2022 Send to: SAA Cover Contest;… Read more ▶

The Doors Are Open

March 3, 2022

Welcome! We hope to see you at our monthly Community Gatherings with Executive Director Angelica Cortez: every Fourth Thursday at 9:00a PT, 12:00p ET. Read more ▶

Meet the new Executive Director

February 24, 2022 by Angelica Cortez

Hello from my first month in office! I am so grateful to have received several messages from our members, welcoming me, and offering insights and hopes for the future of our organization. Over the coming months, there will be more… Read more ▶
Translations: English | Español | Français | Português

Suzuki Violin Recordings for Volumes 46 Featuring Violinist Augustin Hadelich

February 23, 2022

The International Suzuki Association, in conjunction with Alfred Music, is pleased to announce the highly anticipated recordings of the Suzuki Violin School, Volumes 4–6 by internationally renowned violinist Augustin Hadelich in collaboration with pianist Kuang-Hao Huang. Read more ▶

An Exciting Update from the ISA Viola Committee

February 8, 2022

Use the link below to access this new resource list of repertoire gathered and collated by the ISA Violin Committee. Many thanks to the viola teachers around the globe that assisted in this project. Suggested Supplementary Viola Repertoire List Books 6, 7, 8, 9 Read more ▶

Remembering Lorraine Fink SAA Suzuki Pioneer

January 31, 2022

The ISA notes with sadness the passing of Lorraine Fink, renowned SAA Suzuki pedagogue and one of the first Suzuki violin teachers in the United Sates. Her lifetime’s dedication to the Suzuki Method began with her initial training under Dr.… Read more ▶

New SAA Communications Team

January 21, 2022

With the start of the new SAA Executive Director Angelica Cortez on January 31, we’re excited to also announce the new SAA Communications Team! Certainty and fairness are the leading values of the team which consists of the Executive Director, the… Read more ▶

SAA Board News January 12 2022

January 12, 2022

The SAA Board is united in its support for Executive Director Angelica Cortez, and is excited for what the future holds. The Board continues to operate in compliance with all SAA policies and bylaws, and to serve the SAA… Read more ▶

Latin America NewsJanuary 2022 News

January 11, 2022

The members of the Latin American Suzuki Associations Committee offer a cordial greeting to all Suzuki communities, as our best wishes for this new year. We also take this moment to share news about the activities that have been carried… Read more ▶
Translations: English | Español | Português

Suzuki Association of the Americas Appoints Angelica Cortez as New Executive Director

January 10, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 10, 2022 Suzuki Association of the Americas appoints Angelica Cortez as new Executive Director Boulder, Colorado. The Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) announced today Angelica Cortez has been appointed Executive Director of the organization. An experienced leader in… Read more ▶

Executive Director Announcement Monday

January 7, 2022

You’re invited… To join the welcome wagon! We’re very excited for Monday, January 10, 2022, when we will publicly announce the new Executive Director of the Suzuki Association of the Americas. They are an experienced leader with a deep passion for music. In… Read more ▶

MusicExperienceRelated and MusicalErrorDependent Activations in the Brain

January 5, 2022

In collaboration with the University of Tokyo, TERI has published a research paper entitled “Music-Experience-Related and Musical-Error-Dependent Activations in the Brain”  in the prestigious UK journal “Cerebral Cortex”. The study shows the effectiveness of the Suzuki Method for the first time… Read more ▶

Meet the Board of Directors An interview with ChingYi Lin

November 6, 2021 by Allie Reed

The Suzuki Association of the Americas is proud to welcome Ching-Yi Lin to the Board of Directors. Ching-Yi’s term on the board began on August 1, 2021. In addition to her responsibilities as a board member, Ching-Yi is an associate… Read more ▶

SAA Board News December 23 2021

December 23, 2021

Beginnings often dovetail with endings– such as the young adult whose college years begin after high school graduation. The SAA Board acknowledges the importance of honoring endings, and respects the fact that our newly contracted Executive Director… Read more ▶

Online Video Recordings of Dr Suzuki at the 1976 American Suzuki Institute

December 20, 2021

The ISA is pleased to offer this link to the extensive Suzuki video archive at the University of Wisconsin/Stevens Point. These videos document Dr. Suzuki’s visit to the American Suzuki Institute in 1976 in lessons, group… Read more ▶

The Wonder of the PossibleSuzuki in Canada

December 16, 2021

The years of 2020-2021 have been a time of unprecedented challenge for many in the Canadian Suzuki Community. Many teachers continue to feel the effects of lower student enrollment, loss of performing opportunities and the dynamic synergy that is created… Read more ▶

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