New SAA Honorary Board Member Jeanne Baxtresser

October 8, 2008 by Gail Lange

The Board of the SAA is pleased to announce that Jeanne Baxtresser, flutist, has accepted to serve on its Honorary Board. Principal flutist of three major orchestras including the Montreal Symphony and Toronto Symphony, Ms. Baxtresser’s orchestral career culminated with… Read more ▶

2006 SYOA and Flute Ensemble Concert Preview Clip

July 28, 2008

Preview of the Suzuki Youth Orchestra of the Americas and Flute Choir Concert DVD from the 2006 SAA Conference Read more ▶

Flute at XXIII Festival Internacional de Musica Suzuki in Lima Peru

July 7, 2008 by Kelly Williamson

Flute Books 2 and 3 were offered for returning teachers, including participants from Peru, Colombia, and Chile, and Book 1 was offered for new Suzuki flute teachers from Peru and Colombia. A new course, Introduction to Flute, was also offered… Read more ▶

4th Annual Brookline Suzuki Flute Workshop

July 7, 2008

Over 75 flute students, teachers and parents gathered at Brookline Music School in Brookine, MA for the 4th Annual Suzuki Flute Workshop. Events began on January 13th with an Every Child Can class taught by teacher trainer, Kim Lorimier of… Read more ▶

Flute Student News April 2008

April 16, 2008

Amy Zhang, student of Noelle Perrin, won 1st prize in the New Jersey Music Teachers Association Young Artist Competition in November, 2007. Allison Hawkins, student of Wendy Stern, won 2nd prize in the MTNA Senior Performance Competition in November, 2007. Allison… Read more ▶

SAA Flute Committee Meeting February 10 2008

February 15, 2008

Work continuing re: flutist on Honorary Board Committee name: Flute Community Council Purpose: to foster community to be a sounding board for flute issues and take on projects as appropriate Conference: exploring possibility of a Council panel/session and updates from flute teachers throughout… Read more ▶

Core units being offered soon

December 13, 2007

Violin/Viola Practicum, The Hartt School, CT Flute Book 5, Brookline Music School, MA Flute Book 2 and 4, Music Institute of Chicago, IL Read more ▶

V Suzuki Music Festival of Buenos Aires

October 22, 2007 by Kelly Williamson

The 5th Suzuki Music Festival of Buenos Aires took place from September 14th to 23rd, 2007. For the first time at the Buenos Aires festival, there were teacher workshops in flute, thanks in great part to the efforts of Fernando… Read more ▶

SAA Flute Committee Meeting September 9 2007

September 15, 2007

The Flute Committee met by conference call on Sunday, Sept. 9 regarding our commitment to increase the visibility of Suzuki flute. We discussed the following needs: We discussed the use of the current Suzuki Flute CD recordings and want to hear… Read more ▶

Karibu Suzuki Flute in Tanzania

August 1, 2007 by Kelly Williamson

Karibu means “welcome” in Kiswahili, the official language of Tanzania. Suzuki music in Arusha Kimbra Dixon is the woman behind the Suzuki violin program in Arusha, Tanzania, which now numbers 65 students in the international program, and 15 in the outreach program.… Read more ▶

Suzuki Flute on The Link

June 30, 2007

On June 26 listeners to Radio Canada International (RCI) in Canada and around the world heard some news about Suzuki teaching and the upcoming Montréal Institute. Suzuki mom Lynn Desjardins is a reporter with a program called “The Link.” Every… Read more ▶

New Flute Website Section

June 22, 2007

The new flute section of the website is now live. Come read the latest flute news and community highlights, with lots of pictures! Current SAA members can register for the members only area, with a discussion group and flute article… Read more ▶

Suzuki Flute Workshop in Tanzania

June 20, 2007 by Kelly Williamson

The very first Suzuki flute workshop was held in Arusha, Tanzania this March. The workshop was held over two weeks and included a flute care clinic and a final celebration concert. Eleven flutists of varying ages participated, four of whom… Read more ▶

Four flutes donated to Latin American Suzuki flute projects

June 19, 2007

Two flutes went to Fernando Formigo’s Suzuki flute program in Patagonia, Argentina. Fernando has 40 students, 10 of whom do not own an instrument. Fernando has studied books 1-3 with David Gerry in Lima, Peru. He has also created a… Read more ▶

Flute Student News June 2007

June 12, 2007

Shannon Bouchard, a student of Kelly Williamson, performed the Hue Fantaisie with the Westmount Youth Orchestra (Montréal) this May, having won their concerto competition in February 2006. She will be playing it again on their tour to Germany this summer.… Read more ▶

Flute Teacher News June 2007

June 10, 2007

After many years in Montreal, Kelly Williamson recently moved to London, Ontario where she has begun teaching for Thames Valley Suzuki School. Kim Lorimier recently moved to Needham, Massachusetts, after many years in Western Massachusetts. She is currently teaching in a… Read more ▶

XXII Festival Internacional de Musica Suzuki

March 23, 2007

In January 2007, Kelly Williamson joined a faculty of many different Suzuki instrument areas to teach at the XXII Festival Internacional de Musica Suzuki in Lima, Peru. Books 1, 3 and 4 were offered for flute teachers, as well as… Read more ▶

Flute Student News June 2006

June 23, 2006

Shannon Bouchard won the WYO’s concerto competition in February (competing against thirteen other performers on violin, cello, piano, flute, and clarinet). As preparation, Shannon and Kelly performed an evening concert at Place Kensington including works by Hue, Bolling, Doppler, Ravel,… Read more ▶

Suzuki Flutists Win High Honors

March 30, 2006

Congratulations! Two Utah flute students won the National MTNA Woodwinds Competition Finals in Austin: Helen McGarr, student of Laurel Ann Maurer, won the Junior Division; Gabriella Roderer, student of Cindy Henderson, won the Senior Division. Read more ▶

Project Buenos Aires

February 1, 2006 by Robin Erickson

Frequently in our lives, we plant a seed not knowing if or how it will grow, hoping for bounty and beauty. We do what we know to nurture its growth, but must leave much to chance and contingency, and wait… Read more ▶

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