Workshop & Group Recital Info


Families who are interested in attending this workshop who are NOT Amarillo College Suzuki Program students should download, fill out and send in this registration form by January 31.

2014 Workshop & Recital

The dates for our 2014 Workshop and Recital are:

Friday, February 28, 2014 -
4:00 PM-5:30 PM  Advanced Student Master Classes
6:00 PM-8:15 PM Pajama Play-in and Chik Fil A Party

Saturday, March 1, 2014 -
8:30 AM (registration) – 1:50 PM Workshop Breakout Sessions for Students and Parents
2:00 PM-3:00 PM Advanced Student Master Classes

5:30 PM - Annual Group Recital 5:30 PM Concert, plan to be in place by 5:00

** please note, the Annual Group Recital will be held after the workshop on SATURDAY this year -- there will be NO Sunday activities for 2014 **

Washington St Campus, corner of S.W. 22nd and S. Van Buren


What to Wear

Dress for Friday’s Play-in is Pajama casual and the Saturday workshop is daytime casual -- your Suzuki t-shirt would be a terrific choice of attire! Student dress for the Saturday group recital at 5:30 will be concert dress: white shirts and black skirts (below knee)/pants, black socks & shoes.

Saturday Parent Classes

Parents, remember to plan on attending our Required AC Suzuki Parent Meeting 9:00-9:45 AM (right after registration) on Saturday. We will also have various parent topics presented throughout the day to enhance and invigorate you as "home teachers" and your growing child's best support system, so please plan to attend. Topics are planned for parents of young children as well as middle/high school students. 


What You Need to Do:

Parent Volunteer Request - To keep our set-up and clean up fees to a minimum we REALLY need your help. Details can be found in the link below...

Saturday Lunch Sign-Up - For just $6 per adult and $5 per child, you can have your lunch delivered to the workshop! Lunch will consist of a deli-style sandwich, chips and drink, provided by Malcolm’s Ice Cream and Food Temptations. Register through the link below by Friday, February 21.

Master Class Sign-Up - Friday, February 28 at 4:00 pm and Saturday March 1 at 2:00 pm for Violin students book 4 and above, and Viola & Cello students Book 3 and above (check with your teacher). Masterclass spots are limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis, starting with the Friday 4:00-5:30 pm  time slot.  The Saturday master class times may be offered depending on student interest and clinician availability -- please select all options you are available for in the drop down box below. Please sign up your child (with teacher’s approval) through the link below by Friday, February 21.

Go to  (link to come) for more details and to sign up for any or all of these items by Friday, February 22.

We plan for and expect each student, from our beginning pretwinklers to our most advanced high school seniors, to be at and participate in all events of this weekend. If conflicts arise, contact Mrs. Nies or Mrs. McDaniel ASAP so we can make accommodations.


Clinician Information

Barbara Barber

Violinist and violist Barbara Barber is internationally known as a recording artist, pedagogue, publisher, consultant, adjudicator, editor and author. She has concertized and presented at conferences, institutes and workshops across the United States, and in Canada, Mexico, El Salvador, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Italy, Ireland, Finland, Sweden and Bermuda. She has appeared as soloist with orchestras across the United States, Mexico, and Brazil. She received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in violin performance from Texas Tech University with additional studies at Interlochen Music Camp, Rocky Ridge Music Center, Accademia di Chigiana in Italy, Taos School of Music and Banff Centre. Her teachers have been Josephine McAndrew, Rosemary Malocsay, James Barber, Angel Reyes and Sidney Harth. Barber has taught violin and violin pedagogy at Texas Tech University, Texas Christian University, and the University of Colorado in Boulder. Active in the American String Teachers Association and the Suzuki Association of the Americas, Barbara Barber has been recognized for her many articles, presentations and roles on advisory and editorial boards. She was Chair of the Violin Committee for the revision of the 2003 ASTA String Syllabus and is a Registered Violin Teacher Trainer and past board member of the SAA. Her 28 books and CDs — Solos For Young Violinists, Solos For Young Violists, Scales For Advanced Violinists, Scales for Advanced Violists, Twinkle Variations Festival Arrangement and Fingerboard Geography — are published by Preludio Music Inc., distributed exclusively by Alfred Publishing Company and sold worldwide. She has also released a CD with Brian Lewis and Michael McLean entitled Care To Tango? (Oak Cliff) and has performed with the Fort Worth Symphony, Dallas Chamber Orchestra, Boulder Philharmonic, Boulder Bach Festival, Boulder Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia of Colorado, Estes Park Music Festival, Chamber Music Society of Estes Park, Estes Park Chamber Orchestra and Longmont Symphony. For eight years Barber served as Artist Teacher in Violin at Boulder Arts Academy and now maintains a private studio in Estes Park and Longmont with Longmont Suzuki Strings. She lives in Estes Park with her husband James and grandson Tyrin.

Barbara Barber has 40 years of teaching experience working with students of all ages and has traveled extensively, performing solo and chamber music concerts and conducting numerous violin and viola pedagogy clinics and courses for teachers and teaching students at conferences, workshops and institutes. She has made nine trips to Brazil where she has she has conducted courses for hundreds of teachers, worked with countless students and performed many recitals. Recent lecture-recitals and clinics have taken her to American String Teachers Association Conferences in Columbus, Dallas, Reno and Albuquerque, Suzuki Association of the Americas Conferences in Minneapolis, Stanford University, University of Texas at Austin, Texas Music Educators Association Convention in San Antonio, Nevada Music Teachers National Association Conference at the University of Nevada, University of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Florida Music Educators Association Convention in Tampa, Longy School of Music in Boston, Community Music School in Philadelphia, Montana Music Educators Association Convention in Bozeman, Music Institute of Chicago, St. Cuthbert’s College in Auckland, New Zealand, New Jersey ASTA conference at New Jersey City University, Oklahoma ASTA at Oklahoma State University and Colorado ASTA in Colorado Springs . Barber’s former students include many professional teachers and performers as well as engineers, medical professionals and scientists. They have attended universities and conservatories such as Texas Tech University, Texas Christian University, University of Texas, University of North Texas, Baylor, Southwestern, Trinity, University of Colorado, University of Northern Colorado, Colorado College, University of Michigan, Vanderbilt, Florida State, MIT, Harvard, Princeton, West Point, Yale, Tufts, UCLA, Interlochen Arts Academy, Oberlin, Cleveland Institute of Music, Juilliard and Eastman School of Music.    

Donna Davis


Donna Davis has been teaching the Suzuki method for over 20 years. After taking her first Suzuki workshop while still an undergraduate,she began her teaching career in Connecticut working with Diana Tillson, one of the pioneers of the Suzuki method in America. The founding cello teacher of the Bethwood Suzuki School in Woodbridge, CTshe taught for 3 years before moving to Erie, PA. Teaching at Mercyhurst College, Donna established the cello program and an extensive early childhood music program. Donna has been a certified Music Together teacher for over 10 years. A Texan for the last 10 years, she maintained a private studio in San Antonio before moving to Plano 5 years ago. Conducting and working with youth orchestras is one of her passions. She currently conducts for the Cross Timbers Youth Orchestra and has conducted for the Young Artists Philharmonic, CT, Greater Erie Youth Orchestra and the Youth Orchestra of San Antonio. Donna continues to freelance and play chamber music throughout the United States. She is married to Jolyon, a cellist and has a 13 year old cellist son, Alexander.


Judy W. Bossuat-Gallic

Violin & Viola

A magna cum laude graduate of the State University of New York, Potsdam Crane School of Music, Bossuat remained in Potsdam to teach in the Suzuki Program with her teacher, Professor Harry Kobialka. In 1977 she traveled to Japan to begin studies with Dr. Shinichi Suzuki at the Talent Education Institute in Matsumoto. She graduated from the long-term program in 1978 and returned to do post-graduate work in 1982.

After Japan, she moved to France where she co-founded the “Ecole de Musique Suzuki de Lyon” with Christophe Bossuat - the first Suzuki School in the country. They trained many children and served as the teacher trainers for France, Spain, Italy and Switzerland; helping develop Suzuki Method training centers. Judy served on the Board of Directors for the French National Suzuki Association and the Europe Suzuki Association for 16 years and was made a lifetime honorary member of both organizations.

She is a world-renowned expert in the Suzuki Method, noted for her ability to communicate with large groups of children of varying nationalities without speaking a word, using music as their common language. She was able to demonstrate this at the 2006 World Convention in Turin, Italy with groups of 150-200 children and when conducting 1400, and well as invited at the World Convention in Matsumoto, Japan in March 2013. 

 Bossuat has been teaching strings, conducting orchestras, and training teachers for over 40 years. Since leaving France, her career has included faculty positions at California State University - Sacramento, University of the Pacific - Stockton CA and the University of Oregon – Eugene, as well as extensive private and public school teaching and youth orchestra conducting. In addition, Bossuat has been a frequent lecturer, conductor, and teacher at over 350 workshops in 15 countries, and 30 states. She is especially known for her work training music teachers both for public school positions and private studio teaching and the enthusiasm and clarity of her instruction for children.

She is an authorized Suzuki Method teacher trainer for the Suzuki Association of the Americas and the European Suzuki Association. Bossuat has served on the board and as secretary of the national American String Teachers Association (ASTA), as president of the California ASTA, and is on the national board of the National String Project Consortium (NSPC). 


What to Review Especially Well!

Spring Workshop (March 2014) Review List

Please be sure to regularly review all pieces listed up to your most advanced piece.  All listed pieces should be polished and performance ready.  These will be worked in small groups with our guest clinicians during Saturday's workshop, and presented at our Annual Group Concert.





Raff Cavatina


Book 6:

Rameau Gavotte


Book 4:

Seitz No. 5, III


Book 3:
Bach Bouree

Martini Gavotte


Book 2:

Beethoven Minuet in G w/c

Handel Bouree


Book 1:

Minuet 1

Perpetual Motion
May Song
Lightly Row

Twinkles in A



Book 6:

Bach Minuet w/ cello


Book 5:

Moto Perpetuo


Book 3:


Book 2:

Beethoven Minuet in G w/c
Two Grenadiers w/c

Musette w/ c


Book 1:

Minuet 2 w/c

Etude w/ c
Long Long Ago w/c

Allegro w/c

Go Tell Aunt Rhody w/c

French Folk Song w/c

Twinkles in D w/c





Book 6:

The Swan


Book 4:

Bach Minuet w/va


Book 3:

La Cinquintaine

Minuet in G w/v&va


Book 2:

Two Grenadiers w/va

Musette w/va


Book 1:

Minuet 2 w/va

Etude w/va
Long Long Ago w/va

Allegro w/va

Go Tell Aunt Rhody w/va

French Folk Song w/va

Twinkles in D w/va


Masterclass Information

Master Classes
For Violin students Book 4 and above
Viola & Cello students Book 3 and above
(check with your teacher)

Friday, February 28th, 4-5:30
Saturday March 1st  at 1:30-3:30pm

Barbara Barber, violin - concert hall

Judy W. Bossuat-Gallic, violin and viola-choir room

Donna Davis, cello- band room

Participation is on a first come basis, enrolled AC Students receive priority. Spots are limited, not guaranteed!
Turn in completed registration form(link below) and $35  fee to the Suzuki Office (room 304 )or to Mrs. Nies or Mrs. McDaniel by
Friday, February 14th.

Masterclass 2014 form


AC Suzuki Solo Recital

07:00 PM - 08:00 PM, January 24, 2017

Amarillo College Concert Hall Theater

Spring Group Classes

04:00 PM - 06:00 PM, January 25, 2017

Amarillo College Music Building

Spring Group Classes

04:00 PM - 06:00 PM, February 1, 2017

Amarillo College Music Building

Play In

09:15 AM - 11:00 AM, February 4, 2017

Amarillo College Concert Hall Theater

Spring Group Classes

04:00 PM - 06:00 PM, February 8, 2017

Amarillo College Music Building

Spring Group Classes

04:00 PM - 06:00 PM, February 15, 2017

Amarillo College Music Building

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