Summer Suzuki Strings Camp
June 21-25, 2021
9:00 am – 4:00 pm (see below for details)
Nevada School of the Arts Campus
Registration Deadline: June 13, 2021
May include three of the following Suzuki Repertoire, Technique, Theory, Violin Ensemble/Cello Choir
These will be scheduled with the student’s age and participating siblings in mind.
Masterclasses with Dr. Johansen
Private Lessons with Dr. O’Neill
Guest Artist Faculty
Dr. Gail Johansen
Violinist Gail Johansen is a Registered Teacher Trainer with the Suzuki Association of the Americas and teaches violin, viola and chamber music as a private studio teacher. She teaches Suzuki Violin Pedagogy in a long term program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Dr. Johansen is a founding member of the Fairbanks School of Talent Education and the Music Director of the Fairbanks Suzuki Institute, which was awarded the Suzuki Association of the Americas 2008 “Creating Learning Community” award. She is on the faculties of numerous summer institutes across North America, from Alaska to New York. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stanford University and Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music. In 2009 Dr. Johansen was honored to receive the prestigious CIM Alumni Achievement Award.
Dr. Johansen is associate concertmaster of the Fairbanks Symphony and the Arctic Chamber Orchestra and has played with these ensembles for 40 seasons, including tours of Alaskan villages, Europe, China and Greece. She is a founding member of the Alaska Chamber Players and the past president of the Alaska chapter of the American String Teachers Association.
Dr. Alice Ann O’Neill
Dr. Alice Ann M. O’Neill, professional cellist and teacher, attended Boston University to study cello performance, and subsequently obtained a master’s degree in cello performance and Suzuki pedagogy from Western Illinois University, and a doctorate from The Ohio State University, in cello performance and string pedagogy. She has performed in professional orchestras and chamber ensembles, and as a solo cellist throughout Europe, Canada, and the U.S.
Dr. O’Neill has extensive teaching experience and specializes in the Suzuki method as a cello teacher trainer. She has taught many clinics and workshops concerning many aspects of pedagogy and presented at state and international education conferences. Her research articles have been published in The Journal of Research in Music Education, the American Suzuki Journal, and the Vincentian Heritage Journal. Her cello students have appeared on NPR’s “From the Top,” and won top prizes at the St. Paul’s String Quartet and Fischoff chamber music competitions. Several cello students of Dr. O’Neill have continued their studies at schools such as Rice University-Shepherd School of Music, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, Catholic University of America, Aspen Music Festival, Meadowmount School of Music, Indiana University, Harvard University, and the Juilliard School in New York City.
Currently, Dr. O’Neill is professor of cello, teaches chamber music and string pedagogy, and supervises new teachers at Mount St. Joseph University and directs the Mount St. Joseph Talent Education program in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a Catholic nun and member of the Sisters of Charity.