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President's Welcome
Kathleen Lamb, SEMSA President 2014-2015

Welcome to SEMSA! We have an exciting year ahead of us with our bi-annual Gasshuku work- shop Nov. 7-8 with nationally known clinicians and in May SEMSA will be teaming up with SEMYO to welcome internationally acclaimed violinist, Midori to town. We also have our monthly group classes, honors recitals, ensemble recital, and end of the year Group Class recital and pizza party! This year for our monthly group classes the teachers have decided to focus on what we do best - teaching the group repertoire classes. Each student will be assigned to a group appropriate to their level where teachers will work on core Suzuki repertoire and technique. Let’s play!

Georgia Daniels' Scholarship Information -- Applications due by June 1st, 2015

Suzuki Institutes are like a week long Gasshuku! Those who have attended SEMSA’s Gasshuku workshop in the past can tell you how much fun they are. The institutes are patterned after Dr. Shinichi Suzuki’s summer school in Japan. Teachers, students and parents participate in music instruction, parent talks, motivation and enjoyment. SEMSA offers the Georgia Daniels' scholarship for families who are first time Suzuki Institute attendees.

The Georgia Daniels' Suzuki Scholarship is offered by SEMSA to help introduce families to Institute. As such, the scholarship is not tied to financial need, is restricted to a one-time award per family, and is only available the first time any family member attends Institute.

The process is simple and documented here, but feel free to talk to your SEMSA teacher about it as well:

  1. Complete the Scholarship application and submit it to the contact on the form by June 1st.
  2. After attending a Summer Institute,
    • Provide proof of registration/payment
    • Submit a short article to be published in the SEMSA Newsletter
  3. The SEMSA Treasurer will mail scholarship applicants a check for $100

Support SEMSA when you buy gas with Kwik Trip Cards!

SEMSA receives 10% of every Kwik Trip card you purchase from us, and you can use the full value of your card for Kwik Trip gas and store purchases. This is an important source of income for us and all SEMSA families are encouraged to participate. Order Kwik Trip gas cards or get them at group lessons.