SSSG Notes April 6, 2018

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Hello Suzuki families,

*Please make note of the SSSG Spring Concert on Sunday April 29! 

Remaining group classes for 2017/18:
April 7, 14, 21
(Large Group rehearsals will be in the morning of April 21 at St George's Church.)

Janet Johnson
Suzuki String School of Guelph
administrative assistant

Kiwanis Festival-update kiw
The Kiwanis Music Festival of Guelph is starting on:
Saturday, April 7 !
The two string adjudicators are cellist Catherine Walker from North Hatley,  QC for the junior section and violinist Elaine Klimasko from Ottawa, ON for the senior section. All classes are open to the public, we encourage you to visit the festival website to look at the program and attend classes to cheer on your friends and get inspired. Admission is $2.
A reminder that for students entered in solo classes, there are no private lessons during the week of the festival so your teacher can attend your rehearsal with the piano and your performance at the festival unless another arrangement has been made by your teacher.
If you have a child in a group class or an orchestra that is performing at the Kiwanis festival this coming week, here is the information you need about warm-ups and performances.

Saturday April 7th
Warm-up times:
1:35 pm
Ehnes violin group
1:35 pm
Mutter violin group
Upstairs Foyer
2:00 pm
Tanglewood Orchestra
2:30 pm
Performance times GYMC Recital Hall :
Ensemble Name
GYMC Junior Orchestra 
1:00 pm
GYMC Intermediate Orchestra
1:20 pm
Mutter Violin Ensemble
1:45 pm
Ehnes Violin Ensemble
1:45 pm
Tanglewood Orchestra
2:30 pm
Bacchianas Cello Choir
3:00 pm
Friday, April 13
Warm-up times:
5:30 pm
6:05 pm
Matz cello choir
6:05 pm
Primrose viola ensemble
6:05 pm
Perlman violin ensemble
  Performance Schedule  : GYMC Recital Hall
Perlman Violin Ensemble
7:00 pm
Primrose Viola Ensemble
7:00 pm
Rudolf Matz Cello Choir
7:00 pm
8:05 pm
For those of you who have entered solo or chamber music classes:
  • Performers must bring a legal copy of their music for the adjudicator - digital downloads are acceptable with proof of purchase. No photocopies should be given to the adjudicator.
  • Accompanists may play from photocopies at our Festival, but this is NOT permitted at OMFA Provincials
  • Students should arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start of their class
  • Warm up spaces are usually available, but are first come, first served   and it is advisable that performers try to warm up prior to arrival
  • Parents and audience members over age 13 (who are not performing) need to pay a $2 admission fee
  • Recording and photography is permitted as long as it is discreet and unobtrusive and the performer has given their permission
  • Absolutely NO flash photography is allowed 
  • Absolutely NO recording of adjudications is permitted
  • The word of the Adjudicator is final.  Any complaints must be directed to the Festival Coordinator in writing (e-mail is preferable)

Large Group Schedule, April 21 large
Large Group Schedule, April 21, Spring Concert 2018

8:15 a.m. arrival 
8:30-9:30 a.m. Junior musicians 
8:30-10:15 a.m. Senior Musicians
Cellos Mitchell Hall,   Violas Choir room,  Violins Palmer Hall

* St George's Church (99 Woolwich St, Guelph) 
 Please use the back entrance
SSSG Spring Concert Rehearsal Schedule concerts
April 29 Rehearsal Schedule
Time Group class Activity Location/piano
8:45 All cellos Arrive for tuning 
9:15 All cellos onstage for rehearsal of all
9:35 All Violas arrive for tuning
10:00 all cellos leave 
10:05 All violas onstage for rehearsal of all
10:10 All violins arrive for tuning
10:35 All violas leave 
10:40 All violins onstage for rehearsal of all
11:30 All violins leave
1:45pm All Concorde members arrive backstage backstage
2:00pm All Concorde members onstage for rehearsal 
2:20pm All Concorde members leave the stage and return to
the backstage area

SSSG Spring Concert: Celebrating our First 45 years! first

I Tickets: Now on sale
Please note the following information from the River Run Box office regarding the x 2 SSSG family complimentary tickets:

PURCHASING INFORMATION for Suzuki String School Families
River Run Centre tickets are now Electronic.
Avoid Box Office line-ups! Have your tickets emailed to you! Simply present your ticket to our ushers, who will scan it for entry.
To Order:
  • Call the Box Office in advance to select your seats.
  • Request "email" delivery option.
  • Download tickets from your confirmation email to your mobile device, or send to your printer.
ADDITIONAL TICKETS (paid tickets):
  • Additional tickets may be ordered online or by phone for electronic delivery, or included with your Family Complimentary order.
WHEELCHAIR-ACCESSIBLE seating is NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE: Order by phone or in person if needed.
CALL US if you have any questions or problems: 519-763-3000
Box Office hours, accepted payment methods and other theatre information can be found at .

SSSG Bursary & Iris Tyron Memorial Scholarship iris
I The SSSG has a Bursary Fund to assist students in financial need. Applications for assistance are reviewed by a committee that is independent of the school.
  • Bursary application forms can be downloaded using the link below.
  • Bursary assistance is dependent on the availability of bursary money and on the family's financial need.
  • NEW: Bursaries are open to first year students.
  • Deadline for bursary application submission is May 29th. Response to request will be made no later than June 30th

II Iris Tryon Memorial Scholarship
Iris Tryon's love for music is the founding reason for the creation of this memorial scholarship in her name. Through this scholarship, may the gift of music, which she shared with each of her students over her lifetime of teaching, continue beyond it. 

"Music expresses that which cannot be said, and on which it is impossible to be silent."  Victor Hugo 

The Iris Tryon Memorial Scholarship is a bursary for full tuition for one school year.
Two categories:
  1. Students who have been in the school for 5 or more years
  2. Students who have been in the school for 1 to 4 years 
The criteria for each category is as follows:
1. Students who have been in the school for 5 or more years
  • Essay written by the student about what their music lessons means to them.
  • Letter of recommendation from the teacher. 
  • Proof of financial need (preceding year income-tax report) and letter from parent explaining the need.
2. Students who have been in the school for 1 to 4 years
Deadline to apply: post mark  May 29

Please mail your application to:
Tracy Jewell
Suzuki String School of Guelph

Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute sosi
What is S.O.S.I.? Want to Learn More....a S.O.S.I team will be at St. George's Church on  April 21 outside of Palmer Hall to answer your questions!
Come to Canada's largest Suzuki institute, offering programs for all ages.  Explore our web site and discover the complete range of string and piano programs, complete with four levels of orchestra and lots of optional classes!

We have programs for children of all ages through the teen years: Sibling Class for siblings aged 4 and 5; Mini Institute in violin, viola, cello, and piano (a morning program for Book 1 students only); 
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Young Artist Program
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