Suzuki Strings of Madison : Exploring New Music and Letter from SSM and MCE Directors

New Music ! Supporting and expanding our music making together this semester in violin group classes and in performance, SSM group classes will be exploring learning duets for our Suzuki repertoire and adding some fiddling fun . The long awaited Music By Black Composers volumes 2 and 3 are out now too!

Calendar Dates:

March 9  Bach Around the Clock  : violins -11 am at St Andrew’s Episcopal Church 1833 Regent Street  -anyone playing Bach Minuet 1 on up  viola group class: 3:30 pm

March 19 March Play In 5:30-6:30 MYArts 4D – all SSM violin classes, to include duet and fiddling playing

May 11 SSM Spring Concert 3pm  MYArts Auditorium -all SSM violin classes and SSM viola group

Your violin group class teachers will be working on a variety of duets in both our Suzuki tradition and fiddling.

Consider adding these materials to your home music library;

Suzuki duets:

Fiddling with MadFiddle materials


suggestion to start with this first volume.












Check out violinist Rachel Barton Pine as she discusses the Rachel Barton Pine Foundation Music by Black Composers (MBC) initiative, which was founded in 2001 to help rectify historic and ongoing racial injustices in the classical music sphere.


Volume 2 and 3 of the MBC series  are now out! Last year SSM group classes learned and presented selections from MBC volume 1.  SSM will be incorporating music from these volumes- exploring together .

Please note when ordering that the new  MBC Volumes 2 and 3 have a separate companion violin accompaniment book and piano accompaniment book.

options for ordering :

Music by Black Composers Violin Volume 1/all inclusive

Music By Black Composers Violin Volumes 2 and 3 solo violin only will link you to their Subito Store for all of the solo violin volumes and the violin 2 and piano  accompaniment books









Letter from Directors of SSM and MCE

Dear SSM and MCE families,

Suzuki Strings of Madison and Madison Cello Ensemble are both established musical programs that have supported each other in a very positive and symbiotic relationship for decades.

After three years of joint administrative operations, we will return to operating as independent parallel organizations at the end of this semester.  We do not foresee any impact on your family’s participation.

SSM and MCE will continue to ensure that programming is held on Tuesdays at MYArts. Please look for an upcoming Madison Cello Ensemble website soon. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact  Beth, Diana or your child’s teacher.

Thank you for joining us on your musical journey. It is a joy to celebrate our years of making music together with children and families .

Beth Kiser ( Director, Madison Cello Ensemble)

Diana Popowycz ( Director, Suzuki Strings of Madison)