WELCOME to the 40th ANNUAL WASHINGTON STATE SUZUKI FESTIVAL!
Our annual Festival will be Saturday, October 5, 2019, 8:30am-4:30pm at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington. Please note the date change to the first weekend in October.
Student festival activities include, repertoire, technique and enrichment classes, recitals and the usual friends, fun and musical frolic on the lawn.
Chamber Music Program
The chamber music program will be taking this year off.
On the Friday before the festival, teacher training workshops are held for strings and piano to assist teachers in furthering and enhancing their education.
This year we’re offering a 10 hour SAA Enrichment Course for teachers. Alice Kanack will be teaching “Creative Ability Development” (CAD). The musical concepts are universal, so all teachers will be combined in this course which makes musicality and improvisation surprisingly accessible to all – for both those with a strong analytic learning style, and those who are naturally creative. Alice has been teaching & developing this method since 1982. Come this year and enjoy your larger SAWS teacher community, while gaining easily adaptable musical skills for your studio.