Instructor: Esther Fellows
Esther Fellows is a performer as well as teacher of violin, viola, and piano. In July, 2015, Esther became a Suzuki Teacher Trainer, the only one in Oklahoma. In addition to her position of Violin/Viola Instructor at Oral Roberts University and maintaining her own private studio, she is a section First Violinist with the Signature Symphony (Tulsa, OK) and Assistant Concertmaster of the Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra (OK), Principal Viola with the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra (AR), as well as section violist in the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra (OK). As of August, 2015, she is First Violin in the Signature String Quartet. Esther received her BMEd from the University of Colorado, where her teachers included Abraham Chavez (violin), Oswald Lehnert (violin), and Guy Duckworth (piano), and Storm Bull (piano).
Highlights from her extensive musical credentials include becoming the first SAA Teacher Trainer in Oklahoma, being nationally certified by Music Teachers National Association on violin, viola, and piano (certification through recital, lesson videotapes, examination, and Pedagogy Notebook), registered in Suzuki training with the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA), advanced violin training at the Starling-Delay Symposium, at The Juilliard School. Esther has held the positions of Parliamentarian, President of Tulsa Accredited Music Teachers Association, as well as Chair of Scholarship Auditions, Recording Secretary and Chair of the Sonatina Competition for TAMTA. She is a member of Hyechka Club of Tulsa, Tulsa Accredited Music Teachers Association, Oklahoma Music Teachers Association, Music Teachers National Association, Suzuki Association of the Americas, American String Teachers Association, American Viola Society and the American Federation of Musicians. She is published in American Music Teacher and the American String Teachers Association. Esther is also listed in Marquis’ Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who of American Education, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in the World.
- Prerequisite courses: Every Child Can!, or Filosofía, Violin Unit 1
- Audition: Violin Basic, or Violin Intermediate, or Violin Comprehensive, or Viola Basic, or Viola Intermediate, or Viola Comprehensive.
- Auditions for Unit 2 and above Training Courses
Deadline: All audition materials must be submitted and approved by 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: Sunday, July 16th-Friday July 21st
- 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.