William Preucil

William Preucil

William Preucil Sr., violist, has performed in thirty-five countries on six continents. He received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees and the Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, was principal violist of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and a founding member of the Stradivari Quartet. He is Emeritus Professor at The University of Iowa, where he was given its annual M.L. Huit Award for Teaching Excellence in 1992.

Mr. Preucil is the recording artist for the method books of the Suzuki Viola School and has served the Suzuki Association of the Americas as Chair of the Board of Directors and also the International Suzuki Association as its Vice President. As a registered Teacher Trainer with the SAA, he has taught master classes and workshops in Europe, Asia, Australia, and throughout North America. He is a longtime member of the American String Teachers Association who presented him with its Artist Teacher Award of 2009, and also of the American Viola Society where he served as Vice President and received their award for Creative Achievement in 2008.

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Meet the Preucils

February 1, 2014 by William Preucil

Who are the Preucils? Bill and Doris and their four children, each of whom became a professional musician and married a professional musician, and nine grandchildren, breathing the air of music in the home and some of them coming to… Read more ▶

Annual Fund Drive 2010

December 17, 2010 by William Preucil

To all my colleagues in the SAA: Thanking Our Lucky Stars—what a wonderful sentiment to contemplate for the SAA’s Annual Fund Drive 2010. We each have had the good fortune to know many people, whose lives having touched ours, have left… Read more ▶

Ask the Experts 7 Suzuki and Professional Music

November 20, 2009 by Doris Preucil, William Preucil

Last summer, focus groups at summer Institutes were asked to submit questions for a panel of “Suzuki Experts” to answer. This is the seventh installment. When a student decides to pursue music professionally, how do you nurture them to uphold Suzuki’s… Read more ▶

Suzuki Musicians Meet Fiber Optics Technology

Suzuki Musicians Meet Fiber Optics Technology

Continue the Dream

Continue the Dream

11th Suzuki Method World Convention

11th Suzuki Method World Convention

Allegro Nolto Na Maestoso

Allegro Nolto Na Maestoso

Voila Viola

Voila, Viola!

The Kings English

The King’s English

Viola Column

Viola Column

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