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Moravian to host Lehigh Valley Suzuki Strings Workshop

Bethlehem, Pa., September 22, 2009—The Moravian College Music Institute and the Lehigh Valley Suzuki Strings will present two days of Suzuki workshops and performances beginning on Friday, October 23 and continuing on Saturday, October 24, on Moravian College’s Hurd Campus. The Suzuki Workshop with master classes brings well known clinicians from the East Coast to share their talents with Suzuki-trained students in the Lehigh Valley and greater surrounding areas. Clinicians include JoAnna Basta, Dominick Fiore, Linda Fiore, Adriana Linares, and Susan Reed.

JoAnna Basta has taught at the Greater Washington Suzuki Institute and presently has a private Suzuki violin studio at her home in Pennsburg, Pa. She recently became a faculty member at the Suzuki School for Strings in Kingston, PA. She began earned her B.M. degree in violin performance from Temple University. She continued her education by earning her M.M. degree in violin performance and Suzuki pedagogy from the University of Maryland.

Dominick Fiore and his wife Linda Fiore co-direct Ogontz Suzuki Institute in New Hampshire. Previously, he was the director of the five Suzuki orchestras of the Community Division at the Hartt School of Music.  He and Ms. Fiore Currently live in the Lehigh Valley where they have established a Suzuki studio and freelance throughout the region. He graduated from the Philadelphia Musical Academy and earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from West Chester University.

Linda Fiore has done extensive orchestra, chamber orchestra, and chamber music performing over the course of her career. She trains teachers and students nationally and internationally. She holds a B.Mus. degree in violin performance at Hartt College of Music in Hartford, CT.

Adriana Lenares is a member of the Satori Chamber Players, Dali String Quartet, and Linaria Ensemble.  Lenares has served as guest artist and faculty at the Yellow Barn Chamber Music Festival, the University of Louisville Chamber Music Program, and the Festival Nuevo Mundo in Venezuela. She earned at B.M degree from Indiana University and a M.M degree from Temple University.

Susan Reed is a nationally renowned Suzuki violin clinician. Reed is also a folk musician, singer and storyteller who uses original songs and stories to work magic with families, on local and national stages. Common to all of her performances is a trademark sense of humor and optimism, and her conviction that music has the power to broaden people's understanding of the world around them. She has written and recorded several books and CD's for families and children. Her CD's have been honored with Parents' Choice Awards and National Parenting Publications Honors Awards.

Workshop director Nancy Terlaak Poot combines her private studio and the Music Institute students at the college to teach performance skills, provide solo performance opportunities, monitor and reinforce technique, teach music theory and reading and provides a social outlet within a musical context. She  received her Bachelor of Music Degree from SUC Potsdam, Crane School of Music, studying with Nardo Poy, and her Master's Degree from the College of St. Rose.

The purpose of the workshop is to nurture the development of young string players. Registration form, fees and schedule for the event can be viewed at http://home.moravian.edu/public/music/suzuki/09suzukiregistration.pdf.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.