Director, Sato Center for Suzuki Studies, received a Bachelor of Music degree in education and violin performance from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and a Master of Arts degree in violin performance from Western Illinois University. Her teachers have included John Kendall, Allen Ohmes, and Almita Vamos. She has taken long term Suzuki training with John Kendall, Almita Vamos, and Doris Preucil. In the summer of 1986, she studied violin and pedagogy with Dr. Shinichi Suzuki. Ms. Meier-Sims was a full time violin instructor at the Preucil School of Music (1984-1996). At The University of Memphis Scheidt School of Music (1996-2004), she was a member of the music faculty conducting the graduate Suzuki pedagogy program, coordinating the Suzuki String Prep Program, and directing the Suzuki String Summer Institute. She held positions in the Cedar Rapids Symphony (1984-1996) and was a frequent substitute with the Memphis Symphony. She has published articles in the American Suzuki Journal and the Tennessee Musician. In 2001 she won Tennessee's"Outstanding Teacher Award" and the"Tennessee Governor's School Award." She has taught at Suzuki institutes and workshops throughout the U.S. and Ireland. In 2002 she was the violin coordinator for the American Suzuki Conference in Minneapolis. She was appointed to the CIM faculty in 2004.
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CIM@CMA | Music in the Galleries
January 7, 2015, 6:00 pm
Cleveland Museum of Art
Chamber Music Concert
January 23, 2015, 8:00 pm
Joan Kwuon, violin
Roman Rabinovich, piano, guest artist
New Music Series Symposium
January 24, 2015, 1:30 pm
Margaret Brouwer, guest composer