45th Annual SAGWA String Festival Concert
Workshop: Saturday, May 16, 2015 Bullis School
10601 Falls Road, Potomac, Maryland 20854
Concert: Sunday, May 17, 2015 2:00 PM
The Music Center at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, Maryland 20852
Featured Clinicians: Brian Lewis, Violin and Amy Sue Barston, Cello
Student Registration: Please click here for student registration and fees for the Saturday workshop.
Purchase Concert Tickets: here. Participating students do not need a concert ticket. $15 each. All seats are reserved.
All-instrument Spring Recitals
SAGWA is hosting two All-Instrument Spring Recitals for Suzuki students on Sunday, March 15th at the Inter-Faith Chapel in Silver Spring MD. This is a great opportunity for students to see other young musicians perform a solo piece at a variety of levels. We invite you – our families, friends and teachers – to save the date. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Suzuki Method works on the principle that all children can learn music through the same process they learn their mother tongue language. With this approach, children can develop their abilities during the early absorbing and sensitive years far beyond what most people previously imagined. [read more]
Sunday, March 15, 2015 3:00 PM • The Inter-Faith Chapel at Leisure World
Friday, March 20, 2015 10:00 AM • Kensington, MD
Friday, March 27, 2015 • Stone Ridge School, Bethesda MD
Saturday, May 16, 2015 • Bullis School and Music Center at Strathmore
Sunday, May 17, 2015 • Music Center at Strathmore
Saturday, June 20, 2015 • Woodrow Wilson High School
Monday, June 29, 2015 8:00 AM • Old Presbyterian Meeting House
Monday, July 13, 2015 • Shenandoah Conservatory
Monday, August 03, 2015 • Madeira School, McLean VA
Monday, August 03, 2015 • Kensington, MD
Robert "Bobby" Raymond Scholarship
Applications are now being accepted for the Robert "Bobby" Raymond Scholarship Fund Merit Award. Read more
by Jean Carlson - "They look so poised, well into the music," comments one parent during the latest studio recital with piano teacher, Naomi Kusano. Suzuki students are indeed poised at their recitals, it is an integral part of the learning process. But this is a special event for the young pianists. The students, aged 5 to 17 (and two adults), are playing in a chamber recital with two, and in some cases four, string players.
For the latest on SAGWA events, articles, event photos, and teacher meetings visit www.sagwa.org and our Facebook page.
Potter Violin offers the following discounts for SAGWA members:
- 10% off all sheet music
- 10% off all teaching accessories
- 10% off all student instruments and bows
- 10% off all instrument cases and bow cases
- 10% off all repair work (labor only, does not include rehairs or parts)
- You are entitled to free shipping on all webstore purchases above $100 or strings-only purchases of $40.00 or more.
Seeking candidates for Board of Directors
SAGWA is currently seeking candidates to run for the Board of Directors. Serving on the SAGWA Board is a great way to contribute to the association and help make a difference in the local Suzuki community.
SAGWA members from all instrument groups, parents, and teachers are eligible to run for the board. The board will have positions up for reelection this September at the annual meeting and are seeking parent representation in addition to teachers from all instrument groups. Interested persons are encouraged to contact email@example.com for information.
SAGWA is in need of volunteers interested in fundraising, grant writing, event assistance, marketing, and newsletter writing and editing. Volunteering just a few hours a month in any of these areas could contribute to SAGWA's mission by raising funds for scholarships, helping to cut operating expenses, or providing membership benefits. Anyone interested in volunteer opportunities should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.