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Fall Semester 2013

We have had a busy fall enjoying our Halloween group class, preparing for the regional workshop in Nov. with Gabriel Bolkovsky, playing in the Orchestra Festival in St. George and then two Christmas programs, one at SUU and one at Emerald Pointe.  Thanks to all of the students, parents, teachers, and pianists who make this program possible.  We are pleased with the progress and are looking forward to more musical adventures next semester. Playing fiddling with linked arms at group class. Twinkle parade is our Halloween group class tradition.

Regional Workshop Schedule

We're excited to welcome students from throughout Southern Utah and Las Vegas to Cedar City for our Regional Suzuki Strings Workshop at Heritage Center, 105 North 100 East   Friday, Nov. 1 Regional Suzuki Strings Workshop & Concert Heritage Center On Stage Gabriel Bolkosky, guest clinician Downstairs 3 p.m. Violin and Viola: Two Puccini arias, Seitz #3 for violin; Mozart Minuet and Bohemian Folk Song for viola (violins take a short break) Cello:   Rigadoon: Long, Long Ago, Lightly Row, and harmony for Allegro, Perpetual Motion, Twinkle, Blue Bells, Kanon, and Devil’s Dream Vivaldi Double Concerto, Nina Hansen, teacher Beth or Jessie Stephenson, piano 4 p.m. Orchestra: Polka and Concerto in G minor for Two Celli Beginning Class:   Twinkles (Var A in A, Var B in D, Theme in A), Lightly Row (start on A, no harmony), Kanon, Blue Bells, Allegro, Perpetual Motion Kir

Regional Suzuki Strings Workshop and Concert

Featuring Gabe Bolkosky                                      and Kirsten Candland   November 1 and 2, 2013 Concert 5 p.m. Sat., Nov. 2 Heritage Center Theatre Cedar City, Utah _________________________________________________________________________ Regional Workshop and Concert:  Nov. 1 and 2, 2013 ENTRY  FORM – please send it in by Oct 15, 2013 to avoid the late fee of $5.00 Fees: Twinkle Students through Book 1               $20.00                         AMOUNT ENCLOSED__________           Individual Student (Bk 2 and above)         $40.00                     Suzuki Group Student fee is included in your semester fee for SUU Group classes              SAU members                                     $30.00    (taking $10.00 off the Individual Fee )           SAU (Suzuki Association of Utah) MEMBER  Yes        No                                     Name_________________________

Newsletter Excerpts with Fall Regional Workshop Repertoire

Suzuki Strings Newsletter Excerpts           Vol. 28  No. 1            July 26, 2013 Getting Ready for a new year:   We're excited to start group classes again in Sept.  Below is the repertoire for the regional fall workshop so you can start learning the music.  We're excited to welcome nationally recognized violinist Gabriel Bolkovsky as the clinician Students in Cedar City have the workshop included in their group fees.  Other students are invited to participate in the two day workshop Nov. 1 and 2, starting Friday at 3 p.m., all day Saturday, and with a concert at 5 p.m. in the Heritage Center.  An entry form is at the end of this blog entry. For Fall 2013 – Memorize solo pieces. Remember to LISTEN to professional CDs, REVIEW all pieces weekly, and SET A PLAYING TIME for each day so practice is a habit, not a casualty of procrastination. Book 1 – Twinkles (Variation in A Major with harmony, Variation B in D Major, Theme in

Thanks to Jim Case for Spring Concert Photos

We appreciate Jim providing concert photos from the balcony so you can see each student.  Thanks again to all the students, teachers, pianists, alumni, and family for their wonderful support of Suzuki Strings.

Thanks for all involved with our 30th Annual Spring Concert

It was wonderful having our current students play with students from past years.  We appreciate those who traveled from great distances to participate.  What a great musical family.  It was also fun to have the Rocky Mountain Strings perform.  We appreciate everyone's help in making this a memorable event. Suzuki Strings and Alumni led by Chelsea Gardner Rocky Mountain Strings from Salt Lake City 30 Years of Music Making             Cedar City Suzuki Strings began with a small number of families working with Shannon Pointer. She studied violin teacher training in Japan with Dr. Suzuki.  Others took training offered by the Suzuki Association of the Americas, mostly at the Intermountain Suzuki Strings Institute, directed by Ramona Stirling.  Then an adjunct professor at SUU, Sara Penny, started the Music Festivals and put Suzuki Strings under the auspices of the SUU Music Department.             Clinicians have come to Cedar City to help develop the program over