Community Events

Welcome to our SAO Community Events page! If you have an event in your Suzuki community you’d like us to advertise for you here, please let us know by contacting us.

March 27 & 28, 2021: Etobicoke Suzuki Music Annual Workshop

ESM is pleased to announce their annual student workshop, taking place over two days online on Saturday March 27 and Sunday March 28. The weekend will feature group classes, technique classes, and masterclasses with outstanding violin and viola Suzuki clinicians from across North America, including:

  • Paule Barsalou (Ontario)
  • Sally Gross (Illinois)
  • Nancy Hair (Massachusetts)
  • Margie Karp (Kentucky)
  • Paul Pulford (New Brunswick)
  • Rob Richardson (Manitoba)
  • Ed Sprunger (Missouri)
  • Irene Tandberg (Ontario)
  • Danette Warren Schuh (Texas)

There will also be a SECE class as part of the workshop, which is open for registration, and an inspiring parent talk by Ed Sprunger, teacher trainer, psychotherapist, and author of ‘Helping Parents Practice’.

Are you a teacher or parent looking for a little extra inspiration? Observers are welcome! For a small fee, observers will receive a full weekend schedule and have unlimited observation opportunities from SECE through to Book 10. Observers will also be able to watch Ed Sprunger’s parent talk.



April 16 & 17, 2021: CSSA String Festival and Virtual Orchestra

The Calgary Suzuki Strings Association is pleased to announce that we will be able to hold our annual non-competitive String Festival virtually this year on Zoom. We welcome registrations from across Canada. The festival will be April 16 & 17, 2021 and we are excited to have adjudicators Paul Madryga for classical guitar and Margot Jewell for violin, viola and cello. Students will be able to enter solo and/or solo recital classes and perform for the adjudicator on Zoom.

Registration deadline to participate in the solo &/or solo recital classes is March 29th, 2021.

See full details and register on our website:

In addition to the adjudicated classes, we are also excited to announce a virtual orchestra experience for Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass book 4 & up and Classical Guitar book 2 & up.

Resonate! A Celebration of Strings!
Participate in the first ever Cross-Canada Virtual Strings and Classical Guitar Orchestra! Performing Catalan Fantasy arranged by Mandy Loban-Jordan and Damian Jordan.

Attend two sessions on Zoom
1. April 17th, 2021 from 5 – 6pm MDT
2. April 24th, 2021 from 10 – 11am MDT

Registration Deadline for the Virtual Orchestra is April 10th, 2021
Deadline for video submission May 8, 2021
Online release of virtual video performance June 12, 2021