Enrichment Day 2017


This exciting workshop is an opportunity for Suzuki students of the Greater Philadelphia, ages 5 and up, to enhance and expand their musical skills in a social environment. Each student will experience 5 group enrichment classes as well as an option to perform at the mid-day recital. Registration will begin on January 17, 2017; GPSA teachers will receive an Eventbrite invitation for Suzuki students in each studio.

Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Time: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Location: Calvary Baptist Church, 4601 W Tilghman Street, Allentown, PA 18104
Tuition: $73 (+Eventbrite fees)
Additional $10 pre- registration fee for Teen Chamber Music Participants due December 16, 2016

Each student will experience 5 group enrichment classes, including some of the following:
*Teen Chamber Music with clinicians Abbey Hansen, cello (Cleveland), Treesa Gold, violin (Washington, D.C), Rosalie Keddington, violin (PA)
Twentieth Century: Interactive Music History with Michele Horner (CT)
Music and Movement with Paula Zerkle (PA)
Group classes: Piano with Nancy Modell (NJ), Violin with Treesa Gold, Cello with Abbey Hansen, Guitar with Michele Horner
Suzuki Choir with Joseph Waggoner (PA)
Suzuki Dance Band with John Krumm (PA)

Co-Chairpersons: Kathy Moser (moserkandw@aol.com), and Melissa Socci (melissa.anthony.socci@gmail.com)

Membership 2016-2017


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If you have mailed your dues or renewed online, thank you for supporting the Greater Philadelphia Suzuki Association!


Katie Inie Richards

Membership chair


Greater Philadelphia Suzuki Association

Affiliate Chapter of the Suzuki Association of the America


Area-Wide Organizers Information


GPSA Board Meeting – June:

  • GPSA Board decides upon how many area-wide recitals to hold during the year and the preferred dates and facilities.
  • The preferred recital dates will appear on the Calendar card sent in June.
  • Organizers are chosen at the June board meeting.

GPSA Board Meeting – September:

  • Budget for the recitals should be voted on at the September board meeting (pre-event form).
  • The goal is to break even on the combined expenses and income for the recitals for the year.

Area-Wide Recital Organizers:

  • Contact the GPSA board-approved recital facility to reserve the hall for the date voted upon by the GPSA board.
  • Let the Treasurer know the exact cost and if there is any deposit to mail.
  • Four weeks before date, Organizer will update the Area-Wide Form (available on the Area-Wide section on the web site), email to Co-Pres to mail to membership and upload to the web site.
  • Co-Pres will send out Area-Wide Form & Guidelines together to teachers four weeks before the recital date.
  • Receive applications by the deadline of at least two weeks before the recital.
  • Give participating teachers the following information:
  • Inform teachers of their jobs, their arrival time, and their students’ times.
  • Send or email the “Parent Letter for participating Students” (available on the web site) to participating teachers to copy and give to their students’ parents.
  • Revise, copy and send the “Teacher Job List” (available on the web site) to participating teachers to help with the recital set ups.
  • Prepare and print programs – letters of thanks from summer scholarship recipients should be printed in the program.
  • Contact summer institute recipients who are required to attend the recital and either play or speak about their institute experience.

Recital Rules:

  • Teachers should be present at the recital and arrive 45 minutes before the start of the recital to help with their assigned jobs.
    • Each GPSA teacher may send up to 4 students unless a student’s performance time is over 7 minutes in length.  In this case, the teacher will be limited to only one student due to time constraints.  Exceptions can be made pending estimated number of performers.
    • It is strongly suggested that teachers and students choose a piece according to this criteria:

1. Three to four pieces behind the current piece of study;

2. Thoroughly learned and polished over a period of time;

3. Memorized, rehearsed and previously performed in another setting, (i.e., a solo for the group lesson, a studio recital, or other venue);

4. Close to the reference CD tempi.

  • Pieces from outside the Suzuki repertoire may be performed if the student is beyond the Suzuki Book 4 level.
  • All pieces must be memorized.  Performers should prepare a dignified bow for both before and after playing.
  • The non-refundable fee is $10 (piano/guitar)  – $30 (strings/flute).
  • Teachers should collect above fees from students and send 1 total check (payable to GPSA) with completed application forms, postmarked two or more weeks before the recital date.


NOTE:  Refer to the Graduation Program Accompanist Guidelines for any event in which an accompanist other than the official accompanist is used.        


Loaning Library


Our DVD loaning library books and videos on teaching, videos of past workshops, masterclasses, concerts, including GPSA-sponsored and events held in Japan and California, and the ensemble music, SUZUKI JAMBOREE, by Paul Salerni, are all available for loan.

Use of the Library is available to all current GPSA members.

To have items mailed to you, a return postage fee will be required. No fee is needed for items picked up.

Two week limit for loans.

Our Library Chairperson is D.D. Wolf. Please contact her for requests.

Click here to see what’s available!




Welcome, Teachers!

Greater Philadelphia Suzuki Association is proud to offer another year of fun and stimulating events for you and your students.

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