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MTSA Mission Statement

The purpose of the MTSA is to create a learning community of parents, students, teachers that shall engage in efforts to promote the understanding and the use of the music teaching approach and educational philosophy of Shinichi Suzuki for the greater happiness and development of all children. The MTSA is a non-profit corporation organized for charitable and educational purposes.

 

 


Upcoming MTSA Events:
Sept 13, 14 & 15 - MTSA Fall Workshop (details below)
Oct 14, 5:00pm - Greater Nashville Suzuki Playdown, Blair School of Music
Oct 27, time tbd - NSO Free Day of Music performance

2018 workshop

THE MIDDLE TENNESSEE SUZUKI ASSOCIATION
ANNOUNCES

THE 11th Annual
2018 SUZUKI FALL WORKSHOP

NASHVILLE, TN

SEPTEMBER 13, 14, 15 & 16*, 2018

REGISTER NOW!
Free Workshop T-shirt deadline, September 3, 2018
www.mtsa.us    
                                     
CLINICIANS:
Carol Dallinger (IN), Terry Durbin (KY)
James Van Reeth (OH), Crystal Plohman Wiegman (TN)
SPECIAL GUEST: Dr. Terry Durbin - Suzuki Pre-Twinkle/Beginners
and Advanced Teen Group Classes


 
 
     
   
LOCATIONS: Thursday: 210 Mayfair Road, Nashville, TN 37205
Friday and Saturday: St. Cecilia Academy,
4210 Harding Pk, Nashville TN 37205
*Sunday: St. Cecilia Academy Library,
4210 Harding Pk, Nashville, TN 37205
CLINICIANS BIOS: Carol Dallinger (IN)
Terry Durbin (KY)
James Van Reeth (OH)
Crystal Plohman (TN)
 
 
WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:
Day Time Event
Thur, 9/13 4:00-8:00pm Individual MASTER CLASS lessons: 20 min lesson, 2 lesson max per student, scheduled online, first come, first served basis (enrollment in the Saturday Workshop is required to participate in Master Class lessons).
Check-in 30 minutes prior to lesson time.
Location - 210 Mayfair Road, Nashville, TN 37205
Fri, 9/14 4:00-8:00pm Individual MASTER CLASS lessons: 20 min lesson, 2 lesson max per student, scheduled online, first come, first served basis (enrollment in the Saturday Workshop is required to participate in Master Class lessons).
Check-in 30 minutes prior to lesson time
Location: St. Cecilia Academy Main Lobby,
4210 Harding Rd, Nashville, TN, 37205.
Fri, 9/14 6:00-7:00pm PRE-TWINKLE / TWINKLE BEGINNER CLASS
with Dr. Terry Durbin
- Students also join Dr. Durbin's Saturday 2:30pm Group Class in the SCA Theater. (See Saturday Schedule)
Check-in 30 minutes prior to class time
Location: St. Cecilia Academy Main Lobby,
4210 Harding Rd, Nashville, TN, 37205.
Fri, 9/14 7:00-8:30pm ADVANCED TEEN GROUP CLASS / PIZZA PARTY (Suzuki Bks 4+) with Dr. Terry Durbin
(enrollment in the Saturday Workshop is required to participate in this event).
Check-in: 30 minutes prior to class time
Location: St. Cecilia Academy, Main Lobby,
4210 Harding Rd, Nashville, TN, 37205.

*Repertory list: "SERENATA" by McLean, Suzuki advanced pieces (Bk 6 - 8)
Sat, 9/15 8:30am WORKSHOP CHECK-IN: 30 min prior to 1st class
Location: St. Cecilia Academy Main Lobby,
4210 Harding Rd, Nashville, TN, 37205.
  9:00am-12:00pm GROUP CLASSES (50 minutes)
  12:00pm - 1:15pm LUNCH BREAK
  1:15pm MTSA ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING & OFFICER ELECTION RESULTS ANNOUNCED
  1:30pm CLINICIAN / PARENT Q & A: SCA Theater, Rm 416 KID ZONE - supervised activities provided in SCA courtyard (weather permitted) or SCA GYM, Rm 401.
  2:30pm GROUP CLASSES ***The Friday PRE-TWINKLE / TWINKLE BEGINNER CLASS joins Dr. Durbin's 2:30pm Group Class in the SCA Theater.
  3:45pm FINAL WORKSHOP RECITAL: St. Cecilia Academy Theater  (including Pre-Twinkle/Twinkle Beginners)

TEACHER ENRICHMENT SEMINAR: Dr. Terry Durbin

                   The Teachers' seminar is sponsored by the JEAN PARKS MEMORIAL FUND
                    and is opened, free of charge, to all interested area string teachers/players.
 
*Sun, 9/16
11:00am-4:00pm

      including
12:00pm - 1:00pm
 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: St. Cecilia Academy Library,
4210 Harding Pk, Nashville, TN 37205

Seminar discussions will also include Invitational MASTER CLASS lessons with Dr. Durbin for observational purposes.(Studio teacher's recommendation required).  Lessons will be scheduled individually by the Workshop Committee.
***Master Class lesson fees ($35) apply***
WORKSHOP FEES:

ONLINE REGISTRATION opens August 1, 2018 - MTSA Website, www.mtsa.us.
PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED IN ORDER TO SECURE REGISTRATION.
***NO REFUNDS AFTER SEPTEMBER 8, 2018***

Workshop participants will receive a 2018 Workshop T-shirt (sizes selected during registration).
Additional T-shirts may also be ordered and purchased ($15) during registration.

T-shirt order deadline is August 31, 2018.


MTSA ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEE (Sept 1 - August 31): $25 Family, $35 Teacher
MASTER CLASS lessons (first come, first served): $35 - 20 minute lesson; 2 lessons max per student (enrollment in Saturday Workshop is required to participate in Master Class lessons). Students and Parents are encouraged to stay for the entire lesson hour. 

PRE-TWINKLE/TWINKLE BEGINNERS CLASS with Dr. Terry Durbin: $80
Students will also join Dr. Durbin's Saturday Workshop class at 2:30pm, in the SCA Theater, as well as perform a Pre-Twinkle/Twinkle Beginning demonstration on the Final Workshop Concert at 3:45.

ADVANCED TEEN GROUP CLASS / PIZZA PARTY: $35 (pizza included)
This class may be added, in addition to the max 2 lessons, space permitted
  (enrollment in Saturday Workshop is required to participate in this class).

SATURDAY WORKSHOP TUITION: $120 - FOUR (4) GROUP CLASSES (including Fiddle Class), CLINICIAN/PARENT Q & A, KID ZONE & FINAL CONCERT!

TEACHER OBSERVATION FEE: $25. Fee covers unlimited observations to all Workshop classes, Friday Night Pizza Party, Saturday Clinician's Luncheon & the Sunday Teacher Enrichment Seminar with Dr. Terry Durbin.
 
***Students must be accompanied by a parent to Master Class lessons    & Workshop classes. All siblings, family &/or guests are the responsibility of the registered parent at all times during Workshop lessons, classes & Final Concert.


                                 SPACE IS LIMITED, RESERVE YOUR SPOT!
 
WORKSHOP REPERTORY LIST:
Repertory Detail
Workshop List Bk 1 - Twinkles, Lightly Row, Song of the Wind, Go Tell Aunt Rhody, 
           May Song/Twinkle Theme, Perpetual Motion, Andantino,
           Minuet II, Gossec Gavotte

Bk 2 - Hunter's Chorus, Handel Bourree, Gavotte from Mignon
Bk 3 - Gavotte in g minor, Becker Gavotte
Bk 4 - Seitz Concerto No. 5, 3rd mvt, Perpetual Mobile, Bach Double
Bk 5 - Veracini Gigue
Bk 6 - Handel Sonata # 3, in F Major, 1st mvt.
Bk 7 - Corelli Allegro
Bk 8 - Tambourin
Special Piece
Advanced
(Bk 4+)
"SERENATA", by M. McLean from “Care to Tango” Vol 1
(available on Amazon or Shar).  
Dr. Durbin’s Advanced Teen Group Class will rehearse “SERENATA” and advanced Suzuki Bks 4-8, Friday night, etc.

(Teachers, please disperse parts evenly throughout your studio)
  

 
Fiddle Tunes
(memorize,
if possilble)
Beginners - "LIL' LIZA JANE" (with verses),
arrangement by Crystal Plohman Wiegman


Intermediate/Advanced – "LIL' LIZA JANE" Advanced Fiddle Break
from
Fiddle & Song, Bk 1: A Sequenced Guide to American Fiddling
arrangement by Crystal Plohman Wiegman

Advanced - "DEVIL WENT DOWN TO GEORGIA" Charlie Daniels,
arrangement by Crystal Plohman Wiegman


All Fiddle arrangements are property of Crystal Plohman Wiegman.
Any use, other than this Workshop, must have her permission.

Crystal Plohman Wiegman has recently released her new fiddle book

called Fiddle & Song, Bk 1: A Sequenced Guide to American Fiddling, now available on Amazon or Shar.



 
                                                      MTSA SPONSORS
                                   ~ ST. CECILIA ACADEMY ~ THE VIOLIN SHOP ~
            ~ W.O. SMITH COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL  ~ THE NASHVILLE SYMPHONY ~
                     ~ JEAN PARKS MEMORIAL FUND ~ FRANCIS COMMUNICATIONS ~

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