Weekly Update - March 8, 2018

SRO Calendar and Announcements

March 12 13 14 17 - Technique Series: Mix It Up Day - Review Week #3
March 19 20 21 24 - Technique Series: Posture Day - Review Week #4
March 26 27 28 31 - SRO Tour Group Mini-Tour Performances for SROGroup Classes
The SRO Tour Group will perform their Carnegie Hall repertoire for students and their families at the following times:
     Monday March 26th - 6:00 PM
     Tuesday March 27th - 6:00 PM
     Wednesday March 28th - 6:00 PM
     Saturday  March 31st - 11:00 AM

Tour Group - Did You Know?

Maybe you've heard?  Our Tour Group is in the last month of preparations leading up to their return engagement at Carnegie Hall on April 9th!  

But wait, maybe you don't know what the Tour Group is?  This quick version is that, this season, the Tour Group consists of around 40 our most advanced violin, viola and cello students and their Faculty leaders.  In the past we have had larger and smaller groups, and incorporated various combinations of levels and instruments depending on the composition of our student body.  For more background, have a look at our webpage here:

Tour Group Webpage

You will notice on the calendar that this group will take the show on the road to all our group classes prior to leaving for NYC.  But you will not want to miss the opportunity to see their complete performance onstage at the beautiful Christ Church Cranbrook t the Bon Voyage Concert.  This free event will take place Tuesday evening, April 3, at 7:00pm.

Please join us to enjoy the results of this year of preparation, and to celebrate and be inspired in turn!

April 3 - 7:00 PM - SRO Tour Group Bon Voyage Concert - Christ Church Cranbrook
April 1 through 9 - SRO Spring Break
April 28 and 29 - SRO Spring Solo Recitals
May 20 - SRO Spring Fest - Beatlemania


Invitation to Suzuki Workshops at MSU - March 16-17

Annually on a weekend in March, our friends at the MSU Community Music School host a Suzuki Workshop in East Lansing for violin and viola students.  This year's event, on March 16-17, 2018, features top-notch clinicians including our own Romona Merritt, and they have extended an invitation for our students to participate!  Please see the appropriate links for your interest, and act quickly as registration is requested by March 10.

MSU Community Music School - Advanced Suzuki Viola Workshop (viola, Book 4 and above)

MSU Community Music School - Advanced Suzuki Violin Workshop (violin, Book 4 and above)

MSU Community Music School - Annual Suzuki Strings Workshop (violin and viola, beginner-Book 3)

Parental Supervision in the Lobby and other Public Areas

Please make sure that you are with your child at all times in the public areas of SRO. Our Lobby and Hallways are becoming much to noisy which disturbs lessons taking place in the teaching rooms. We love how your children get along, but we need you to keep an eye on them so everyone remains safe and lessons can take place peacefully. Parents should not ask students to watch their children. An adult needs to be with them at all times.

Summer Suzuki Institutes and Workshops

We interrupt this winter weather with news about some great summer opportunities!

Many of our families choose to enhance their musical education by attending a Summer Suzuki Institute. In locations all across the US and Canada, these events offer an incredible combination of Suzuki instruction, artistic enrichment, parent education and fun social events.  We continually hear how families have reinvigorated their music study through these experiences.

Also, there are periodic opportunities to attend
workshops which are targeted to a variety of student levels and interests.  We would like to bring the following two to your attention for Summer 2018, these are 4-week workshops offering outstanding instructional and performance experiences to serious students ages 12/13 and abov, and the first registration deadline is February .

Get all the details here:
Institutes and Workshops 

SRO Patron Campaign

We are well into our school year and need your help to keep SRO growing in 2018.
SRO Fundraising Report
All you have to do is click on the link below and make your commitment to helping SRO educate our future musicians!  


Please consider becoming an SRO Patron.
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Gold Sponsor ($500)
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Silver Sponsor ($250)
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Bronze Sponsor ($100)
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