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    April 2014
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    • Vivaci Music Institute Summer Music Camp – June 22-28, 2014

      Saturday, April 19, 2014 by admin
      June 22, 2014 8:30 amtoJune 28, 2014 4:00 pm


      The Vivaci Music Institute of San Diego is putting on a Summer Music Camp from June 22-28, 2014. Registration deadline is May 15, 2014.

      Please click here for the event flier.

      Please click here for the registration form.

    • Play-a-Thon!

      Saturday, April 19, 2014 by admin

      It’s Play-a-Thon time once again! Here are some useful items for participation in the Play-a-Thon.

      Play-a-Thon article – describes what the Play-a-Thon is all about, and how it works. This used to be included in the newsletter (when we had a newsletter).
      Letter Students can give to prospective sponsors
      Student Log – keep a record of your Play-a-Thon sponsors and pieces.

    • “Two By Fours” Spring Chamber Recital – April 27, 2014

      Saturday, March 8, 2014 by admin
      April 27, 2014
      2:30 pmto4:30 pm

      SMAC-SDB presents our first ever “Two By Fours” event. Piano duets and chamber music will abound.

      The event will take place at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Poway, at 2:30 PM on April 27, 2014.

      Please click here to see the flyer for more information.

      To sign up for the event, please download the sign-up form here.

    • Motivation to Join the Suzuki Music Association of California – San Diego Branch

      Sunday, October 6, 2013 by admin

      The California Suzuki organization has been around for 38 years.  In 1977, two Los Angeles teachers, Elizabeth and Harlow Mills, envisioned an organization to coordinate statewide activities and came up with the name “Suzuki Music Association of California.”  The ease of communicating and organizing when everyone was within driving distance prompted our first San Diego group to apply for branch status.


      According to Ms. Donna Lim, 1996 president of SMAC:  As more teachers were attracted to the Suzuki Method, the levels of training grew wider.  There was and continues to be, a concerted effort statewide to provide teacher training workshops for on-going training, with learning among our members as a matter of individual motivation. To date, there are eight branches representing more than 330 teachers in California.

      SMAC-San Diego Branch wants to continue with the purpose of these early pioneers, and:

      - Further the Suzuki concept of education in music and other subjects.
      - Promote high standards of teaching, through lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
      - Endorse institutes and workshops for student and teacher training.
      - Promote student activities, such as camps, festival concerts, graduation recitals, play-ins, etc.
      - Raise money for scholarships through the annual Play-a-thon.
      - Bring outstanding teachers to this area for teacher training and demonstrations.
      - Make information available to the public, via the internet, about the Suzuki concept of education.
      - Publish a newsletter for the exchange of ideas.

      Please help keep our organization strong and ongoing by renewing your membership in a timely fashion, or joining as a new member.

      Musically Yours,

      Eliana Newall
      President, SMAC-SDB