SSSG Notes May 18, 2018

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Hello all,

Please note the following links to access  photos of the recent SSSG Spring Concert:
1) by Gabriel Ting
Please note that  there is a button displayed with each picture to purchase prints if desired, but you can ignore that and just download the files directly using the download arrow icon.
2) by Marius Pop

Also, some SSSG families  have  yet to register for 2018/19 (the deadline to do so was May 1). Please know that late registrations affects process of scheduling for all families.  If you have yet to register please do so asap.

Thanks so much.

Janet Johnson
SSSG assistant administrator

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

Tanglewood at Guelph Lake Commons Seniors' Community senior
Hi everyone!
We have arranged for Tanglewood to give a performance at Guelph Lake Commons Seniors' Community,  520 Victoria Rd N in Guelph, on Sunday, June 3 at 2pm. I would like to have a warm-up rehearsal at  1pm that day, since it's been a while since we played together as a group! We will play all four of the pieces we played at Kiwanis, plus there will be some time available if your child would like to play a solo, or maybe a duet with a friend in the orchestra...I will be able to accompany them on the piano.
Would you please  let Elayne know:
1-Is your child able to attend?
2-Would they like to play a solo or duet in addition to the orchestra music? If yes, which piece?
Date:  Sunday, June 3, 1pm arrival/rehearsal
Where: Guelph Lake Commons,  520 Victoria Rd N
Bring: Instrument, music stand, Orchestra music
Wear: White top, Black bottoms, black shoes
I know the seniors will really enjoy our performances, and it's great for the students to get out into the community to share their music!
Thank you for a wonderful year in orchestra!


SSSG to participate in the Guelph Multicultural Festival multi
SSSG will be participating in the Multicultural Festival this year. The Chen violin group, led by Paule Barsalou, will be performing at  2 pm  on Saturday, June 9. We will also have a booth with an instrument petting zoo. 
Highschool students who are interested in volunteering at the booth, please sign-up here:

You will receive community volunteer hours!
Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute sosi

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); 
Junior, Intermediate & Senior programs in violin, viola, cello, bass, and piano  PLUS!   A wide variety of exciting optional courses.

Young Artist Program
The Young Artist Program classes are open to senior students of violin, cello and piano, and provide instruction in a setting that moves towards traditional music college/university teaching while maintaining roots in Suzuki philosophy and pedagogy. Video auditions are due May 1st.

Teacher Development Programs

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Email:  Phone 519.240.6995

Special discount on Guelph MusicFest. tickets! fest
SPECIAL OFFER to Suzuki students...   Are you a Suzuki music student (or have a child that is)? 

Get a special discount on Guelph Musicfest tickets. Limited number of tickets available, and this offer may end soon.  

Visit the web site for details on the concerts:

Cambridge Symphony Orchestra cam
Cambridge Symphony Orchestra 
May 26 @ 7:30 p.m.
Knox' Presbyterian Church, Cambridge
*Featuring SSSG recent grad, Noah Schuster!!!