Instructor: Charles Krigbaum
Charles Krigbaum is a Suzuki Talent Education specialist and is the founder and Director of the North Texas School of Talent Education, a Suzuki violin and viola program located in Plano, Texas. Founded in 2001, NTSTE offers expert instruction in violin and viola, along with a full array of musical experiences designed to provide an extraordinary musical education for children ages 3 – 18, preparing students for a lifetime of music making at the highest level, regardless of professional aspirations.
He is a magna cum laude graduate of the Schwob School of Music where he studied viola with Manuel Diaz, a former student of the legendary William Primrose, and the father of international viola superstar and President of the Curtis Institute of Music, Roberto Diaz. He received his Master of Music degree, summa cum laude, at the University of Texas at Arlington where he studied viola as a student of Catherine Forbes and studied early childhood music education and music learning theory with Dr. Diane Lange. Charles has also studied violin pedagogy at Indiana University with Mimi Zweig and has completed hundreds of hours of Suzuki teacher training at the American Suzuki Institute in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.
Charles has won many awards for his scholarship, musicianship, and abilities as both a performer and as a teacher. National achievements include winning the American Suzuki Institute’s Shinichi Suzuki Scholar Award in 2004 and 2005, national finalist in the Music Teachers Nation Association Studio Teachers scholarship competition, Most Outstanding Graduate Student (University of Texas at Arlington), and membership in Pi Kappa Lambda, the national music honors society. In 2010, Charles became one of the first teachers in the country to earn the Certificate of Achievement from the Suzuki Association of the Americas, an award given to teachers that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to lifelong learning and excellence in their teaching.
In 2014, Charles became a registered Teacher Trainer with the Suzuki Association of the Americas. He has taught at workshops and Institutes throughout the United States, Canada, England, and Germany; he is also past President of the North Texas Suzuki Association, a Chapter Affiliate of the SAA.
- Prerequisite course: Every Child Can!, or Filosofía
- Audition: Violin Basic, or Violin Intermediate, or Violin Comprehensive, or Viola Basic, or Viola Intermediate, or Viola Comprehensive.
- Deadline for Auditions for Unit 1 Courses
Deadline: All audition materials must be submitted 10 days prior to course start*
*A discounted Audition Fee applies if audition is submitted 8-weeks or more before the course start date. If submitted within 8-weeks of the course start date, the regular audition fee will apply.
- Date: Saturday, July 15th-Saturday July 22nd
- Location: Ozark Suzuki Institute
John Brown University
Siloam Springs, AR
- Questions? Call OSI Director Christy Paxton at 417-483-8563
- Limited to the first 15 registrants.
Every participant needs to be a member of the SAA and submit a videotape audition to the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) receiving approval BEFORE the start of institute. Please visit their website www.suzukiassociation.org or click here to obtain details and to apply. Please plan ahead and allow enough time for your videotape audition.
Please click and read SAA Requirements for teacher workshop participants. It is recommended that you read this document so that you know what is expected of you.