Ellen Kogut

Violin Teacher, Administrator

SAA Member


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Master’s degrees in Violin Performance from McGill University and Suzuki Pedagogy from Ithaca College. Bachelor’s degree from McGill University. Studies with Denise Lupien, teaching assistantship with Susan Waterbury. Suzuki teacher training and supplemental coursework with Sanford Reuning, Kimberly Meier-Sims, and Susan Baer. Recipient of the SAA’s Certificate of Achievement and Teacher Certificates of Recognition from the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM). Active member and past president of Suzuki Musique Montréal. Certified Advanced Specialist in Violin through the RCM. Workshop teaching in Québec City, Ottawa, and Guelph, ON. Other guest teaching at Suzuki programs in Kiel, Germany and Gdańsk, Poland. Summer institute teaching at the Advanced Suzuki Institute at Stanford University, Institut Suzuki Montréal, and the Atlantic Canada Suzuki Institute. Previous long-term teaching positions at the Ithaca Talent Education School, 171 Cedar Arts Centre (Corning, NY), and the St. John’s Talent Education Program. College teaching at Ithaca College and Cornell University (as sabbatical replacement for Professor Joseph Lin), masterclass teaching at the State University of New York at Geneseo. Performances 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. Past content contributor for RCM Teacher Certification program and staff writer for Canadian music magazine La Scena Musicale.