Violin Teacher, Administrator
Ellen Kogut holds Master’s degrees in Suzuki Pedagogy from Ithaca College and in Violin Performance from McGill University, where she studied under scholarship with Denise Lupien, Sanford Reuning, and Susan Waterbury. She is a recipient of the Suzuki Association of the Americas’ Certificate of Achievement Level 1 and is also certified as an Advanced Specialist in Violin through the Royal Conservatory of Music.
An active member and past president of Suzuki Musique Montréal, a forty-member teachers’ organization serving the province of Québec, Ellen has taught at Suzuki workshops in Québec City, Ottawa, and Guelph, ON, as well as at the Atlantic Canada Suzuki Institute, l’Insitut Suzuki de Montréal, and the Advanced Suzuki Institute at Stanford University, where she also served as Chamber Music Coordinator. Past teaching engagements include the Ithaca Talent Education School, the Suzuki program at 171 Cedar Arts Centre in Corning, NY, the St. John’s Talent Education Program. She has also taught at Cornell University as a sabbatical replacement for Professor Joseph Lin.
Ellen has performed with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Symphoria (successor orchestra to the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra), Pronto Musica Chamber Orchestra, the Montreal Contemporary Music Lab, l’Orchestre de la Francophonie, the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, Contrapunkt of Cornell University, and the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra. She is a content contributor for the Royal Conservatory of Music’s Teacher Certification program, and also writes of violin and pedagogy-related topics for the Canadian music magazine La Scena Musicale.