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Sheryl Shohet, Suzuki Association of Hawaii

December 14, 2012, ASJ 41.1
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American Suzuki Journal 41.1

Previously printed in American Suzuki Journal 41.1. Reprinted with permission. Copyright © 2012 Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.

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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Sheryl Shohet

Sheryl Shohet, originally from Wisconsin, has been a first violinist with the Honolulu Symphony (now Hawaii Symphony) since 1983. She earned Bachelor’s degrees in violin performance and Music Education from Drake University, and a Master’s degree in violin performance from the Hartt School of Music. She currently has a home studio in Waipahu, Hawaii, of 60 violinists ages 3-43 who love to play. Her touring ensemble, Na Mele O Suzuki, visited Tokyo in 2006 and 2013, and took several tours to Hilo and Maui. Sheryl is an officer or board member of the Suzuki Association of Hawaii, Hawaii ASTA, and the Musicians’ Association of Hawaii, Local 677, and has been director/co-director of the Hawaii Suzuki Institute since 1985. She has taught at Suzuki institutes in Ottawa, KS; Santa Fe, NM: and Maui. Her daughter is a chemical engineer and accomplished violinist.

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