Suzuki Graduates

Suzuki Alumni Spotlight

September 10, 2020

We asked eight Black Suzuki alumni to share their thoughts on the role of music in their lives, how the Suzuki philosophy can guide us through these tumultuous times, and advice for students and teachers. The musicians: Khari Joyner, Concert Cellist,… Read more ▶

Spotlight Matt Jefferson Bass Trombone

August 1, 2017

I think what the Suzuki program helped me to do is not to look at musical skill like a “talent” or a “special ability.” I was a part of the community and the strong musical environment enabled me to unlock elements within myself that most people can’t/don’t access. Read more ▶

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 ▶

Time for Three to Play at Ravinia Festival July 13

July 9, 2015

Time for Three will perform at Chicago’s Ravinia Festival on Monday, July 13, 2015. The classically-trained eclectic trio is known to SAA members from their appearance at the 2012 SAA Conference in Minneapolis. Click here for more information on the… 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 ▶

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 ▶

Interview Vijay Iyer

June 24, 2013 by Sarah Bylander Montzka

Grammy-nominated composer-pianist Vijay Iyer was described by Pitchfork as “one of the most interesting and vital young pianists in jazz today,” by The New Yorker as one of “today’s most important pianists… extravagantly gifted… brilliantly eclectic,” and by the Los Angeles Weekly as “a boundless and deeply important young star.” Read more ▶

Michael Strauss Viola Book 8 Recording Artist Appointed to Oberlin Faculty

May 30, 2012

Oberlin Conservatory of Music announced Tuesday that violist Michael Strauss, former student of William Preucil, Sr., and Suzuki Viola Volume 8 recording artist, is newly appointed Associate Professor of Viola and Chamber Music. Dean of the Conservatory David H. Stull… 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 ▶

UnfrettedUnfettered The Evolution of Andrew Bird

March 21, 2012 by Andrew Bird, Sarah Bylander Montzka

Chicago-based film score composer, multi-instrumentalist and lyricist Andrew Bird began his musical journey on a “box” violin at the age of four and spent his formative years as a Suzuki student. Read more ▶

Former Suzuki Student Jason Moran Named Kennedy Centers Artistic Advisor for Jazz

March 2, 2012

Pianist Jason Moran was named Artistic Advisor for Jazz at the Kennedy Center in November 2011. In this video, he speaks with PBS News Hour’s Jeffrey Brown about promoting the arts, contemporary forms, and his beginnings as a Suzuki piano… Read more ▶

Minnesota Orchestra names Erin Keefe former Suzuki student as new concertmaster

September 27, 2011

The Minnesota Orchestra announced Thursday the appointment of American violinist Erin Keefe, 31, as concertmaster. Keefe was a Suzuki student of SAA violin teacher and teacher trainer Teri Einfeldt for eight years. The announcement praised Erin’s “depth, refinement, and exquisite… Read more ▶

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