Libby Felts

Libby Felts

Libby Felts is publications editor for the Suzuki Association of the Americas. She holds a master of fine arts in creative writing with an emphasis in nonfiction from the University of Wyoming and an interdisciplinary bachelor of arts with concentrations in creative writing, women’s and gender studies, and environmental advocacy from the University of Missouri. When not engaging in arts advocacy, she can be found mountain biking the foothills of Colorado’s Front Range.

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The Creative Core Interview with Nicolas Kendall

September 15, 2016 by Libby Felts

One of my favorite definitions of art comes from Eric Booth’s address to 2012 graduates of the New England Conservatory: “Inherent in the artistic experience is the capacity to expand our sense of the way the world is or might be.… Read more ▶

We Are Suzuki How the Suzuki Method Influenced These Grads Creativity and Success

November 21, 2014 by Libby Felts

By now, you may be familiar with We Are Suzuki. Our aim with this campaign is to show the many faces of Suzuki education in the Americas. We often pay a lot of attention to current Suzuki students who play… Read more ▶

Breaking Barriers Bringing Suzuki to Afghanistan

September 23, 2014 by Libby Felts, Jennifer Moberg, Ahmad Sarmast

The Afghan National Institute of Music is the country’s only music school. Until just over ten years ago, learning, teaching, and making music was illegal. After the fall of the Taliban, it was imperative that the country revive its cultural… Read more ▶

Conference 2014 Planning It039s Never Too Early

February 14, 2014 by Libby Felts

We share some tips from seasoned conference goers on early-stage planning for an SAA conference. Read more ▶

Whats what The Latin American Suzuki Ensemble and Suzuki Americas 2014

December 16, 2013 by Libby Felts

The Latin American Suzuki Ensemble and Suzuki Americas 2014 are two incredible student events scheduled for the 2014 Conference. Read on to find out more about them. Read more ▶

Recollections My First Conference

November 15, 2013 by Libby Felts

Some members of the 2014 SAA Conference planning team shared their recollections of their first conference experience. Have a memory to share? Tell us in the comments. Read more ▶

Did you know Suzuki Method Recordings and Digital Downloads

November 14, 2013 by Libby Felts

Wondering what’s going on with digital downloads? Read on. Read more ▶

Learning More Than the Music The Influence of the Suzuki Method in the Life and Career of Dr Whitney Kelley

September 18, 2013 by Libby Felts, Whitney Reagan Kelley

Flutist Whitney Kelley has worked for the Suzuki Association of the Americas for four years as administrator for chapters and institutes. In spring 2013, she graduated from the University of Colorado with her DMA in flute performance and pedagogy. We… Read more ▶

From Pilsen to Matsumoto The Trip of a Lifetime for Merit Students

June 12, 2013 by Libby Felts

A reminder of something that makes the Suzuki method extraordinary: its power to cross cultural and geopolitical boundaries to bring together people who share the common bond of creating beautiful music Read more ▶

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Profile: Laurie Niles, Founder of Violinist.com

Profile Sheryl Shohet Suzuki Association of Hawaii

Profile: Sheryl Shohet, Suzuki Association of Hawaii

Bass Rising An Interview with Nicholas Walker

September 1, 2012 by Libby Felts

Bassist Nicholas Walker, guest clinician for bass at the 2012 SAA Conference, sat down to speak with me following Time for Three’s performance at the conference. Read more ▶

Interview with Nick Kendall Time for Three

May 1, 2012 by Libby Felts, Nicolas Kendall

I spoke with Nick (grandson of American Suzuki pioneer John Kendall) as he was preparing for Time for Three’s March 8 debut at Carnegie Hall as soloists with the Boston Pops Orchestra. Read more ▶

Strings in Kenya

August 11, 2011 by Libby Felts

Growing up in the rural Kithoka community in central Kenya, Bishop Lawi Imathiu didn’t have the opportunity to go to high school. Until 2005, when the bishop founded the Bishop Lawi Imathiu Secondary School, a step in fulfilling the bishop’s vision of bringing education back home in Kenya. Read more ▶

A Joyful Journey Suzuki Association of Utahs Celebration VIII

May 25, 2011 by Libby Felts

The sheer scope of the Suzuki Association of Utah’s Celebration concerts is difficult to imagine—two thousand Suzuki students playing together in one venue. But then, one sees it: the LDS Conference Center stage overflows with student musicians. Read more ▶

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