Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Celebration: A Beautiful Tradition

Every few years the Suzuki Association of Utah creates a wonderful event for children in the tradition of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, founder of the Suzuki Method of teaching.  This is event is called Celebration and is a celebration of music, of children, of possibilities, and many other joyful things.

Planning for Celebration IX is underway.  Children from all over the state of Utah, who study music using the Suzuki Method are invited to join in this incredible Celebration of music.   At the Celebration Gala to be presented on September 19, 2015 in the LDS conference Center,  hundreds of children will join together to play with one heart and one voice.

Harp students, violin students, viola students, piano students, voice students, cello students, flute students, guitar students, and bass students of all ages will come together for this magical evening.  The children will range in age from 3 years old to 18 years old.  They will play in unison.  Each instrument will be featured during the concert, with the finale to be performed in unison by hundreds of joyful students.

This is an unforgettable experience for every child who participates.  Preparation begins now.  Students must develop their skills to a high level for this concert.  The learn discipline, commitment, dedication.  They learn cooperation and teamwork. 

In addition to the Gala Concert, a Harp Celebration Concert and a Five Piano Celebration Concert will be held on different nights, because of space and time limitations for the Gala. 

Dr. Shinichi Suzuki believed in the incredible potential of children.  He believed that every child is destined for greatness.  He believed that with the correct teaching methods there would be no failures.  He taught that music could change the world.

We honor Dr. Suzuki and cherish his philosophies because of our love for children.  We are the Suzuki Association of Utah.  We are a community.  We build children.  We teach, we nurture, and we share the joy of music.  Like Dr. Suzuki, we believe that music can change the world.

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