Friday, November 9, 2018

Halloween Fun 2018

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Halloween group class this year.









Regional Workshop and Concert Nov. 2018

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Regional Workshop and Concert.  We appreciate the students, clinicians, teachers, pianists, and families who are involved as well as our wonderful audience.  A few photos and video links below.

Gabriel's Oboe with string orchestra and piano

Country Waltz

Seitz Violin Concerto #5, beginning

Allegro by Fiocco, violin and piano, portion

Cellists play Elves' Dance, portion

Bourrée by Handel

Concert Photos:







Workshop Photos:














Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Regional Concert on Saturday, Nov. 3, 5 p.m. and You are Invited


Suzuki Strings Presents Regional Concert

You are invited to the Suzuki Strings workshop concert on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 5 p.m. in the Heritage Theater, 105 N. 100 East, in Cedar City. Music ranges from fiddling to classics. The concert features outstanding clinicians and students from age 4 to adult from throughout the region. The suggested donation is $5 and the public is invited.

Movie themes from Gabriel’s Oboe and John Dunbar are on the program as well music by Telemann, Handel, Fiocco and more.  The concert includes pieces for the individual instruments as well as the student orchestra.

Denise Willey serves as the orchestra, advanced violin, and viola clinician.  She is the founder of the Lyceum Orchestra program, a new Vivace Orchestra program, and is a SAA Registered Teacher Trainer.  She has been honored by the American String Teachers Association and served on the Suzuki Association of Utah Board for 30 years. Her “I LOVE to Read Music” literacy series is used internationally.  Her six children have received national recognition for their musical achievements. Two of her children are also clinicians for the regional workshop and concert.

Catherine Anne Willey Schulzke teaches the cello classes.  She is a BYU graduate and has been a soloist with the Utah Symphony twice, as well as other orchestras. She teaches in the Lyceum and Vivace programs as well as at the Bryce Music Camp.

Lara Willey is finishing her degree at Utah Valley University and has also been a soloist with the Utah Symphony a record five times, along with many other national performances.  She was the concertmaster for the Utah All-State Orchestra and taught at the Bryce Music Camp. She will teach violin classes for the workshop.

Teachers from throughout the region encourage their students to participate in the two day workshop. They join the students who have weekly classes at SUU. Group class teachers are Marin Colby, Lindsay Szczesny, Amy Gold, Sarah Chee, Heather Wilhelm, Samantha Herring, Karaly Whitesel, Bethany Jeffs, Mindy Grimshaw, and Sara Penny. Pianists are Mary Cozzens, Karaly Whitesel, Beth Stephenson, and Melanie Jeffs. 


The Saturday concert culminates two days of workshop classes with students from throughout Utah. Suzuki Strings Cedar City is a non-profit organization and appreciates support from the RAP Fund (Recreation, Arts, and Parks) and the Suzuki Association of Utah. “Learning new techniques and musical ideas enrich our performances,” said Sara Penny, director. “We looking forward to the workshop concert and appreciate our strong team of local teachers.” Suzuki Strings works with the SUU Music Department and the Suzuki Association of Utah to provide musical opportunities for students.

In addition to the concert there is a parent and teacher meeting with the clinicians on Friday, Nov. 2, at 6:15 p.m. at the upstairs conference room at Festival Hall/Heritage Center to explore notereading, motivation, and ideas to help students succeed. This is free and the public is invited. More info:
suzukistringscc@gmail.com

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Who: Suzuki Strings Cedar City
What: Regional Concert
Where: Heritage Theater, 105 N. 100 Eat, Cedar City
When: Saturday, Nov. 3, 5 p.m.
How:  Students age 4 through adult


Friday, October 19, 2018

Workshop Schedule For Nov. 2 and 3, 2018

Friday, Nov. 2
Regional Suzuki Strings
Workshop & Concert
Heritage Center/Festival Hall
Conference Center Room 7, enter by office on southwest corner of building and go upstairs or from 2nd floor of parking garage by Festival Hall sign
Arrive at least 10 minutes before class to be ready, sit quietly and listen when it’s a piece you do not know yet.
Conference Center Room 2
enter by office on southwest corner of building and go upstairs or from 2nd floor of parking garage by Festival Hall sign
3 p.m.

(Some of you may need to arrange to get out of school early to be on time.)
Cello:
Catherine Anne Willey Schulzke, guest clinician
Elfintanz (Elf Dance)
Angus Campbell
John Dunbar Theme
Perpetual Motion (beginners open D)
Melany Jeffs, pianist
Advanced Violin:
Denise Willey, guest clinician
Allegro by Fiocco
2nd Seitz
Gavotte in D Major
Gavotte from “Mignon”
Karaly Whitesel, piano
4 p.m.
Orchestra: 
Denise Willey, guest clinician
Telemann concerto
Troika by Prokofiev
Gabriel's Oboe
Melany Jeffs, piano 
Violins who are not in Orchestra:  
Lara Willey, guest clinician
Etude Happy Farmer
Bourrée  by Handel
Country Waltz
Gavotte from “Mignon”
Mary Cozzens, pianist
5 p.m.
Large Group:
Denise Willey, guest
Twinkle Variation A in Key of D, Theme in Key of A
Blue Bells
Star Spangled Banner
Lightly Row with harmony
O Come Little Children
Etude Happy Farmer
Bourrée  by Handel
Country Waltz
Mary Cozzens, piano
Beginning Class: 
Lara Willey, guest clinician 
Twinkle Variation A in Key of D, Theme in Key of A
Blue Bells
Star Spangled Banner
Lightly Row with harmony
O Come Little Children
Beth Stephenson, pianist
6 p.m.
15 minute Break
15 minute Break
6:15 p.m.
Focus on Student Success including Note Reading Ideas
Clinicians will give ideas and answer parent questions
Everyone to Room 7






Saturday, Nov. 3
On Stage Heritage Center
Downstairs Heritage Center
9 a.m.
Violas:
Denise Willey
Concerto in G major by Telemann, 1st mvt. 
Chorus by Handel
Karaly Whitesel, piano
Cello:
Catherine Anne Willey Schulzke, guest clinician
Elfintanz (Elf Dance)
Angus Campbell
John Dunbar Theme
Perpetual Motion (beginners open D)
Melany Jeffs, pianist
10 a.m.
Violin, Advanced
Denise Willey, guest clinician
Allegro by Fiocco
2nd Seitz
Gavotte in D Major
Gavotte from “Mignon”
Karaly Whitesel, piano
Violins, violas, and cellists who are not in Advanced Violin class
Lara Willey, guest clinician
Etude Happy Farmer
Bourrée  by Handel
Country Waltz
Gavotte from “Mignon”, violin only
Mary Cozzens, pianist
11:00 a.m.
15 minute Break
15 minute Break
11:15 a.m.
Large Group and Orchestra
Denise Willey, guest
Twinkle Variation A in Key of D, Theme in Key of A
Blue Bells
Star Spangled Banner
Lightly Row with harmony
O Come Little Children
Etude Happy Farmer
Bourrée  by Handel
Country Waltz
Mary Cozzens, piano
Troika
Gabriel's Oboe
Telemann Concerto 
Mel Jeffs, piano
All Beginning Students 
Lara Willey, guest clinician 
Twinkle Variation A in Key of D, Theme in Key of A
Blue Bells
Star Spangled Banner
Lightly Row with harmony
O Come Little Children
Beth Stephenson, pianist
12:30
Lunch Break
You may bring a lunch and eat downstairs.  Please clean up. Parent supervision please.
2:00 p.m.
Dress Rehearsal – EVERYONE
(We run all of the pieces starting with the easiest so you may have a break when we get to the pieces you don’t know. You don’t have to be in your concert clothes yet.)
5:00 p.m.
CONCERT: Dress clothes please
Invite your family and friends. 
The $5 suggested donation helps us pay the Heritage Center rental.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Regional Workshop & Concert Nov. 2 and 3


(poster design by Rollan Fell)
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Regional workshop and concert Nov. 2 and 3, 2018


Concert  on Sat., Nov. 3, at 5 p.m. Public invited 

(suggested donation $5)
Heritage Center, 105 N. 100 East, Cedar City, UT
Classes Friday afternoon starting at 3 p.m.
and Saturday starting at 9 a.m., all at Heritage Center
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Repertoire:
Book 1 
Twinkle Variation A in Key of D, Theme in Key of A
Lightly Row with harmony
O Come Little Children with harmony
Etude with harmony and duet
Happy Farmer with orchestra accompaniment

Book 2
Bourrée  by Handel with orchestra accompaniment
Gavotte from Mignon by Thomas, violin only

Book 3
Gavotte in D Major, violin only (use revised edition)

Book 4
2nd Seitz, violin only at this point although we own the orchestra parts if we feel we can add to the orchestra.  We'll decide by mid Sept.

Book 6
Allegro by Fiocco

Fiddle and supplementary
Barrage Vol 1:  Country Dance and Blue Bells (open D drone for beginners)
Star Spangled Banner from Let Us Have Music book, cello bass line of piano (beginners open G

Orchestra
Gabriel's Oboe thanks to the Cozzens family
Telemann concerto thanks to Denise Willey
Troika by Prokofiev

Viola
Concerto in G major by Telemann, 1st mvt.  (again I have orchestra parts if we are able to add to orchestra time)
Chorus by Handel, viola only

Cello
Perpetual Motion (beginners open D)
Angus Campbell (thanks to Catherine Schulzke)
John Dunbar Theme
Elfintanz (Elf Dance) by Jenkinson in Solos for Young Cellists, Volume 2

We are excited to welcome Denise Willey, Lara Willey, and Catherine Schulzke as our workshop clinicians.
Denise Willey
Denise Willey, founder of the Lyceum Orchestra Program in 1987, is starting a new youth orchestra this summer, the VIVACE ORCHESTRA PROGRAM. She also founded the Lyceum Music Festival Youth, a hugely successful orchestra summer camp.  She is an SAA Registered Suzuki Teacher Trainer, and was selected “Studio Music Teacher of the Year” by Utah’s American String Teachers Association.  She has served on the Suzuki Association of Utah Board of Directors for thirty years.  Mrs. Willey published the I LOVE to Read Music! Literacy Series, and has authored Easy Steps to Music Reading.  She received her Bachelor of Music from the U of Utah, played in Mormon Youth Symphony for years, and taught school orchestra for a dozen years before she retired to raise her family. She's back in school this fall after 30 years. She also performs with Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra. Mrs. Willey was a home-schooling/Suzuki mother of six now-grown children, who have all received national recognition for their accomplishments, and the happy grandmother of nearly 10.


Catherine Anne Willey Schulzke graduated cum laude from Brigham Young University, earning a degree in Classical Studies (Latin) and Music.  She has also served as a music missionary for twelve years in the Orchestra at Temple Square, and is co-principal cellist. She has soloed with the Utah Symphony (twice), Utah Valley Symphony, Timpanogos Symphony, Lyceum Music Festival, at two ASTA National Conferences, and for a world audience with Debut National Orchestra at Mt. Rushmore. She is a fully- trained Suzuki teacher and has taught private cello lessons since 2005. She has been the faculty cellist at Vivace Orchestra Program, Lyceum Music Festival Youth, Mountains and Strings Retreat, and Bryce Canyon Music Camp. She spent a semester teaching in Kyiv, Ukraine, and served a mission to Cape Verde. An aspiring polyglot (eleven,) she took first place in the 2016 International Yengitch Latin Competition. She is married to her BFF, Nate Schulzke. 

Lara Willey is a senior at Utah Valley University on full music scholarship, where she
serves as concert master of the UVU Symphony. Her teacher is Donna Fairbanks and
she is double majoring in Violin Performance and Commercial Music (Film Scoring.)
Miss Willey has soloed with the Utah Symphony a record five times, along with the
Debut Orchestra in Beverly Hills, at three ASTA National Conferences, five times with
Utah Valley Symphony, with UVU Symphony in 2016 and 2018, among others.  She
was concert master of the Lyceum Philharmonic and Music Festival for ten years, from
age 12, concertmaster of Utah’s All-State Orchestra, and performed in National High School Honors Orchestra.  Rebekah started violin at 12 months with her mother, and also studied with Deborah Moench, Barbara Williams, and Katherine Eberly.  She played her first full symphony at age 7, and solo violin in “Fiddler in the Roof” at 12. She won the Utah Prize in the first Stradivarius International Violin Competition, first prize in the Utah Baroque Competition, and 2nd place in the Grand Junction Symphony Competition. Teacher-trained in the Suzuki method, Rebekah maintains a studio of young violinists/violists, is the new director of the Vivace Chamber Ensemble, and the faculty violinist at Lyceum Music Festival Youth, Mountains and Strings, and Bryce Canyon Music Camp.






--------Students are welcome to join us for the regional workshop and concert.  
Those involved in the SUU group classes are automatically enrolled in the workshop and concert through their group fee.

For students not enrolled in SUU group classes please complete this form and 
send by Oct 15 , 2018 to avoid the late fee of $5.00
Fees: Twinkle Students through Allegretto  $20.00
Individual Student (Etude and above) $40.00 
SAU members:  $30.00 (discount of $10.00 off the Individual Fee for SAU members)
SAU (Suzuki Association of Utah) MEMBER  Yes _____ No _____
AMOUNT ENCLOSED__________
Name_____________________________________________________
Circle instrument(s)
VIOLIN      VIOLA      CELLO      CONTRABASS
Address__________________________________________________________
City_________________________ State ________Zip________
Phone_______________     Email:______________________________
Teacher_________________Teacher's Email or Phone ________________
***Make your check payable to Suzuki Strings
and fill out a separate form for each child.***
Teachers – please send in the forms as soon as you can and you may participate in the classes and concerts at no extra fee if you have students participating.
Mail to: 
Sara Penny, 1366 North Fairway Drive, Cedar City, UT  84721

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

35th Annual Spring Concert Photos and VIdeos


Video links: 
Violists, Bach Bourréehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgUvee6s3l0
Down Yonder, Dress Rehearsal: https://youtu.be/R4sZtr4g7J4
Boil the Cabbage, Dress Rehearsal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhTZdgOk_4U
Videos of Capriol Suite selections with Young Artist Chamber Players in previous blog post.

Letter to Editor printed in The Spectrum newspaper:
WOW! FANTASTIC! SPECTACULAR!!!   THANKS to the Cedar City Suzuki Strings and their performance on Thursday.  Well over 40 musicians delighted the audience with Bach, Handel, and a variety of other composers.  Ages 4-?? played with violins, cello, and viola.  Miss Utah, JessiKate Riley, played an Adagio by Bach and also spoke of her journey through music.

Many hours of teaching and practice went into this wonderful concert and as an audience member who knew none of the performers but went on whim, I was impressed (once agian) with the talent and culture of Cedar City.  Don't miss next year!!

Jane McCoy
Warm up before concert



Beginning of concert

Cello group

JessiKate Riley spoke about perseverance and value of music.

La Folia by Corelli led by Marin Colby
Seitz led by Amy Gold

Gossec Gavotte

Down Yonder



Boil the Cabbage and concert conclusion
Dress Rehearsal