SSSG Notes March 2, 2018

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Hello Suzuki families,

Please note: there are  regular Group classes this coming Saturday, March 3.
There will not be Group classes on March 10 or 17 in honour of March break.

*Please note the SSSG Senior Concert below on March 3 at 7:30 p.m.!

Janet Johnson
Suzuki String School of Guelph
administrative assistant

SSSG Board seeks a Fundraising Chair fund


Volunteer Role Description: Fundraising Chair
Seek contributions from the corporations to increase SSSG's Endowment Fund
Facilitate the search for corporate sponsors either for the school or for the two yearly large concerts
Disseminate fundraising information within the school
Communicate with Parent Liaisons
Attend monthly Board meetings during the school year (10 meetings)
Have an interest in and be enthusiastic about fundraising
Be a clear and effective communicator 
Be dedicated to the SSSG's mission
Be engaging and outgoing
Motivate without being dictatorial
Be creative 
Possess business acumen, especially with corporate funding
*As of September 8th, 2017, the Endowment Fund is at $205,000.  
The Fund goal is to raise $1,000,000.
For more information, please contact SSSG Human Resource Committee Chair, Katharine Creery:

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Suzuki Early Childhood Education (SECE) free class! SECE

Announcement for the 2018-19 school yearschool
Dear Suzuki families,

It is with great pleasure that we would like to announce that Suzuki cello teacher Sandy Kiefer will be stepping in to replace our dear cello faculty David Evenchick while he is on leave of absence starting in September. Ms. Kiefer is an amazing, fully trained and very experienced Suzuki cello teacher coming to us from Colorado. She is a vibrant and passionate musician, teacher and person who will no doubt be a great addition to our faculty next year.
Please see Ms. Kiefer's bio below
Ms. Kiefer earned a Masters in Music in Cello Performance from the New England Conservatory. She did her Suzuki Training with Rick Mooney, Nancy Hair and Pam Davenport. 
She was a Suzuki Cello Teacher at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Mass and the Suzuki Cello teacher at the Hong Kong Suzuki Institute. Ms Kiefer is in demand as a clinician for Suzuki workshops and has taught at Suzuki Institutes in Oregon, Kansas, Vermont, Connecticut, Thailand and Indonesia. Additionally, she taught private cello students at the University of Rhode Island, Belmont Public Schools, Powers Music School, Noble and Greenough Private School, Arlington Public Schools for 30 years. Ms. Kiefer has also been a freelance cellist with Boston Ballet, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Springfield Symphony, Masterworks Chorale, Hartford Symphony. Portland Symphony, Viterbo Opera ( Italy) Manager and Founder Copley Chamber Players, perform about 200 engagements yearly.
Currently, Ms. is a member of the San Juan Symphony and loves teaching cello in the Durango, (CO) area.
We all look forward to working with Ms. Kiefer come September!

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Dear Friends of Guelph Connections Concerts,
After another successful series of eight Fall Cycle concerts back in October and November, I know it seems strange indeed to have a short cycle of only three concerts for this End of Winter Cycle which begins in just two weeks. Some of you may remember last season's Winter Cycle and the desperate scrambling I had to do last minute when artists could not travel to Guelph due to the weather. However, with only three concerts, this season's End of Winter Cycle will be no less thrilling than those were! 
March 6th  marks a demand, return performance of Charm of Finches. "Just like their name, when you hear Charm of Finches, it truly sounds as if you are surrounded by songbirds welcoming spring's gifts of flowers blooming and animals emerging from their slumber grounds." (Mima Culture) What better way to mark the End of Winter!
March 13th , bringing us close to Good Friday and Easter, Stabat Mater (Grieving Mother) by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi will be performed by singers Tannis Sprott and Ariel Harwood-Jones, the Windemere Quartet and organist Mark McDowell. Moving far beyond the purely ecclesiastical tradition, "we are graced with a moving, profoundly human picture of a grieving mother." This concert will also present some of the movements from Haydn's Seven Last Words from the Cross.
March 20th  rounds out this cycle with some very joyful Beethoven as I am joined by my esteemed colleagues Catherine Robertson, piano and Peter Shackleton, clarinet. Again, a happy precursor to the Spring we know is coming.
I hope you will continue to help me get the word out about the amazing Guelph Connections Concerts series. A poster is attached for you to share. As always, I look forward to greeting you at the door on Tuesdays at 4:30 beginning March 6th
Marlena Tureski
Artistic Director, Guelph Connections Concerts