Australia National Suzuki Conference 2018

National Suzuki Conference 2018

Life Through Music

Melbourne, 9 - 14 July

Suzuki Music Victoria is very pleased to be hosting a National Suzuki Conference in 2018 and we hope to see you there!

To register, click here.


Special Guest

Richard Gill OAM

International Guest Suzuki faculty
Hiroko Suzuki, Japan (violin)
Koen Rens, Belgium (violin)
Carey Cheney, USA (cello)
Bruce Anderson, USA (piano)
Toshio Takahashi, Japan (flute)
Seth Himmelhoch, USA (guitar)

Interstate Guest Suzuki faculty
Haruo Goto, NSW (violin)
Takao Mizushima, NSW (cello)
Still to be confirmed - violin and piano


As you can see, this is a stellar line up at what will be a jam-packed program for Suzuki students and teachers.

For advanced students, programs will commence on Wednesday 11 July and run for four full days, until Saturday 14 July. The Advanced program will include daily Orchestral and/or Ensemble sessions, Group and Repertoire Classes, classes with special guest Richard Gill, and concert opportunities.

Students in the standard program will commence with plays ins and opening activities on the afternoon of Wednesday 11 July, following registration. From Thursday 12 July, students will participate in three full days of classes including classes with special guest Richard Gill, group classes, orchestral, ensemble or other musical enrichment classes, concert opportunities and much more!

The Professional Development program will offer in excess of 17 hours of instrument specific sessions and sessions for combined instruments, over three days. All teachers attending will have the opportunity to attend sessions with special guests Richard Gill, Toshio Takahashi, Koen Rens and Bruce Anderson, as well as sessions with your own instrument special guest/s. There are also over 10 hours of student classes to observe. The PD program commences on Monday 9 July and concludes on Saturday 14 July.

Other important National Conference dates are:

Teacher application to present a paper at National Conference - closes Friday 23 February 2018
Ensemble Concert auditions - close Friday 23 March 2018
Gala Concert auditions - close Friday 23 March 2018
All National Conference enrolments (teacher and student) - close Friday 23 March 2018