Thomasitk-Infeld, a VLR sponsor, is offering a prize to the two winners of a special VLR Essay Contest. If you are one of the lucky winners, you’ll be able to choose a full set of any strings Thomastik offers (violin, viola, cello, or bass only). PLUS, the SAA will include the two winning essays and possibly one or more runners-up in the 2009 Minijournal, our institute mini-magazine that reaches over 12,000 readers.
Length: 600-750 words
Eligibility: any SAA member, Suzuki students ages 16 and up and SAA parent members.
Note: If you are not a string player and wish to enter the contest, your essay will still be considered for publication!
Topics: Choose one of the topics and describe its impact on your life, your playing, or your teaching.
Dr. Shinichi Suzuki often conveyed advice or wisdom in the form of “mottoes”, proverbs or short statements with many layers of meaning. One of his well-known statements is: “Tone has a living soul without form.”
The SAA’s 14th Conference takes place May 27-31, 2010. The theme is TEAMWORK.
The essay topic: The concept of teamwork within your Suzuki experience.