7th Annual Lehigh Valley Suzuki Strings Workshop

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Be a part of the Lehigh Valley Suzuki Strings!

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The Lehigh Valley Suzuki Strings and the Moravian College Music Institute are pleased to once again present an all-day Suzuki Strings Workshop to be held at Moravian College. image from workshop

Located on the Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus of Moravian College, it is in the center of the Bethlehem Colonial Historic Disctict.Group in Hearst

The Suzuki Workshop with Master Classes brings well known clinicians from the East Coast to share their talents with Suzuki-trained violin, viola, cello, and bass students in the Lehigh Valley and greater surrounding areas.

The goal of the workshop is to provide fun-filled music making opportunities for beginner through advanced string players. Workshop offerings include pre- twinkle sessions, violin/viola group class, beginner - advanced orchestra, musical enrichment, final concert and special guest Susan Reed performance. Come experience our outstanding faculty as they inspire, enrich and expand your joy of music making. group on stage

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Saturday Schedule Of Events


  • 8:15 a.m. - Registration
  • 8:45 a.m. - Personalized Schedules may include:
    • Pre-twinkle Sessions
    • Group class
    • Enrichment
    • Orchestra
    • Cello and Bass students are invited to take part in the beginner orchestra class. There will also be opportunity for master classes. Please check with Domenick Fiore at fioreous@aol.com for additional information before registering.


Noon - Susan Reed Presents

1:30 - 4:00 pm - Master Classes

Saturday afternoon is devoted to one hour Master Classes, with 2 to 3 students in the class, each working with the Master Teacher for 20 - 30 minutes. In this setting the student not only learns from his/her lesson, but from the lessons given to the other students. Students should come with a prepared, polished piece to perform. Parents must attend, and will observe unique ways to approach a lesson and learn valuable insights in technique and repertoire. Teachers are welcome to observe. Master Classes are appropriate for violin students in books 1 through 10.


  • Concerto in a minor, Bach
  • Gavotte, Rameau
  • Allegro, Fiocco
  • Gigue, Veracini
  • Gavotte, Bach
  • Concerto in a minor, 1st mvt., Vivaldi
  • Concerto #5, 1st mvt., Seitz
  • Humoresque
  • Gavotte, Martini
  • Gavotte, Lully
  • Two Grenadiers
  • Hunter's Chorus
  • all of Suzuki Book 1
  • Pre-twinkle

*Revised editions of books 1-5 will be used. All music must be memorized.

Suzuki String Cliniciansteaching

  • Domenick Fiore - (bio) Domenick offers unique tone poems in a first experience orchestral fundamentals program. He will also offer an afternoon orchestral experience to bolster ensemble skills.
  • Linda Fiore - (bio) Linda brings her joyful heart and love of teaching with a gentle spark to catch the imagination.
  • Rosalie Keddington - (bio) Rosalie brings her combined experience of performing professionally, teaching privately and raising 4 children (all musicians!).
  • Susan Reed - (bio and Web page) Susan joins us from the Boston area, bringing the special touch of storytelling, fiddling, folk music compounded by her experience as director of Suzuki Studies at the New England Conservatory of Music.
  • Christopher Souza - (bio) Chris comes to us from his studio in Tannersville. We welcome the teaching experience he brings to us from the Ogontz Suzuki Institute in New Hampshire!
  • Nancy Terlaak Poot - (bio) Nancy is the Suzuki Workshop Director and is pleased to bring together such a fine group of Suzuki clinician/educators to the Lehigh Valley!


michieBonus Offering

David will offer private consultations on the purchase of instruments and an assortment of strings, chin rests, rosin, shoulder rests, etc.


Contacts & Directions

group imagePlease download the REGISTRATION FORM for details on the fees and schedule.


Directions to the Music Department
Due to possible traffic isues with the Runner's World events this weekend, please allow extra time for travel and parking.

For more information:
Call 610-861-1650
E-mail music@moravian.edu
FAX 610-861-1657


Moravian College Music Institute

Moravian is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in eastern Pennsylvania tracing its founding to 1742. It is recognized as America's sixth oldest college. The Music Institute is the Community Lesson and Event division of the Department of Music.

Music degrees include a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a Bachelor of Music in performance (vocal, instrumental, jazz), music education, composition, or sacred music.

Of the college degrees, the Bachelor of Arts program allows for music study within a liberal arts curriculum. The Bachelor of Music is for students who desire more comprehensive music studies.