Young cellists are invited to participate in a city-wide Suzuki Cello Play-In! This event will bring together cellists and cello teachers who participate in the Suzuki method, a method of learning music for young children. The Play-In will be led by Beth Goldstein-McKee (Suzuki teacher trainer, Pittsburgh Music Academy, Hope Academy) and Nicole Myers (Pittsburgh Cello Fest Director, Cello Fury, Pittsburgh Music Academy). If you are a Suzuki cellist who would like to perform, please fill out the online registration below.
2018 REPERTOIRE LIST:
The Swan, Danse Rustique, Scherzo, Chorus from "Judas Maccabaeus", May Time, Minuet No. 2, Go Tell Aunt Rhody, Song of the Wind, French Folk Song, Twinkles.
The Play-In will take place from 11:15 am to noon. Please plan on arriving no later than 10:45 am. Everyone is encouraged to observe the 9 am masterclass and afternoon activities!
Cello Fest is free for children to attend, with a suggested donation of $10 per person for parents and adults. To make a donation, please go to the GoFundMe page at https://www.gofundme.com/pittsburghcellofest
Special Thanks to the Pittsburgh Music Academy for sponsoring the Suzuki Cello Concert,
and to Dunkin' Donuts for providing complimentary donuts to all of our young performers!
REGISTRATION TO PERFORM IS NOW CLOSED.
Suzuki Play-In Registration
Beth Goldstein-McKee Bio
Beth Goldstein-McKee brings her extensive performing and teaching experience to her work with students and teachers at institutes and workshops across the United States. A registered Suzuki Association of the Americas Cello Teacher Trainer, she has had the honor of teaching students from around the world at the 16th Suzuki World Convention in Matsumoto, Japan and training teachers from South and Central America at the 24th International Suzuki Festival in Lima, Peru. She has served on the Board of Directors of the SAA, as Cello Coordinator for the 2016 SAA Conference, and she has been a presenter at the American String Teachers Association and the SAA conferences. Beth has recently moved to Western PA where she is starting a new generation of students and is presently teaching at the Pittsburgh Music Academy, Hope Academy, the Hoyt Arts Center and in her studio in Shadyside.
For many years, Beth maintained a multi-level and age studio in Ashland, OR, was the cello sectional and chamber music coach for the Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon, and played with the Rogue Valley Symphony, Rogue Opera, and in chamber orchestras. Her students placed (including first place) in the OMEA Solo Competitions at the state level, performed concertos with the YSSO and were selected to perform in master classes for Lynn Harrell, Daniel Schott- Muller, Peter Wiley, and Antonio Lysys amongst others.
Previous to moving to Ashland, OR, Beth was on the faculty of Holy Names College’s Suzuki Program and the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, and maintained a private studio in Berkeley, California. She was the cellist in several new music ensembles in Boston, NYC, and London, England, and she received the National Endowment for the Humanities Youth Grant to bring contemporary classical music to new audiences. Beth, a native of NYC, graduated from Brandeis University and trained as a teacher of the Suzuki Method at the School for Strings, NYC.