Celebration IX

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2015 Celebration IX

 “Where Love is Deep”

  • Sept. 19, 2015, 7:00  Gala Concert  All instruments and students will be featured in this concert.
  • Sept. 12, 2015, 4:00  Harp Concert
  • Sept. 18, 2015, 7:00 Five Piano Concert

Celebration IX September 12, 18, and 19, 2015

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Three concerts with just one ticket.

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Parking and Ticketing Information
Celebration Music List
Celebration Practice and Concert Schedules

Print a poster:SAU Flyer.Insert 8.5 x 11

You can print a poster off at home and be post it in your school or through out your community.   Click here to download this poster.

Box Elder School District: We are unable to place flyers in their schools.

  • Canyons School District: We need to ask permission from the principle of each school in the district to hang the flyers.
  • Davis School District says we can hang a poster if we get permission from each principal of each school!
  • Granite School District: We are unable to place flyers in the schools. They said we would need to be a government agency advertising a free activity in order to be able to place ads in their schools.
  • Jordan School District has given us the permission, but you do need to download and print the following letter and bring it to each principle we talk to in their district. Jordan Education Foundation letter (pdf)
  • Morgan: They will print and hang the flyers in their schools!
  • Salt Lake School District has approved us to place posters in their schools but we do need to get permission from the principals. We also need to give each principal a copy of this letter. Just download and print the letter and poster.  Salt Lake School District approval letter (pdf)
  • Wasatch School District: We are unable to place flyers in their schools


Full detailed practice and concert info  by instrument:

Bass Info
Cello Info
Flute Info
Harp Info
Guitar Info
Viola Info
Violin Info
Performance Dress:

White top–must be sleevedBlack skirt or dress pants on bottom–must be knee-length or longer. Black sock or tights and black shoes.

Sack Dinner:

Each child needs to bring a sack dinner to the practice on Sept. 19, concert day.  Only drink allowed will be water.  Parents please do not send any messy, sticky, juice filled food.  Due to the limited amount of time the children will meet in their designated meeting place and eat as a group.  We only have an hour and a half to eat, tune and be back in the auditorium ready for the concert that will start at 7:00 sharp.

Celebration IX Registration : CLOSED

There are a few families who still have payment pending for their registration. If you said you would pay by check please get those sent in ASAP.  Thanks!!

What is Celebration?

Every five years the Suzuki Association of Utah (SAU) creates a wonderful event for children in the tradition of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, founder of the Suzuki Method of teaching.  This event is called Celebration and is a celebration of music, of children, of possibilities, and many other joyful things.

Our theme “Where Love is Deep” comes from a quote by Dr. Suzuki, “Where love is deep much can be accomplished.”

We have three main concerts to allow as many of the SAU students to participate as possible. They are as follows:

Sept. 12, 2015: The SAU harp students of Utah will have a special concert to allow all harp students to participate. A select group of harpist will perform in the gala concert.  All harp students will participate in the gala concert by singing, adding to the special effects, and much more.

Sept. 18, 2015: The Five Piano Concert is for the SAU piano students of Utah.  Since this concert has time constraints we have special events in each region to kick off our Celebration Concerts. A few groups will be selected to perform in the state wide Five Piano Concert and a smaller contingent in the grand Gala concert.  We want to include all piano students in the gala through singing, adding to the special effects, and much more.

Sept. 19, 2015: The Celebration IX Gala Concert is for all SAU students in the state of Utah.  We will celebrate Dr. Suzuki by playing harmoniously “Thank You Dr. Suzuki” by Monica Christian.  We will join in heart by singing and signing Susan Reed’s song “Where Love is Deep.”  Each instrument group in the SAU will perform a few select pieces.  Hundreds of children will join together to play with one heart and one voice.

We are honored to work with so many wonderful students, parents and teachers.  Thanks you for your support of our organization and to this grand Celebration concert. It will be an event the will live on in memory for a life time.


Who Can Perform?

voicesThe Gala Concert held on September 19, 2015 in the Conference Center is for all students in Utah that are members of the Suzuki Association of Utah (SAU).  

We wish to include every student even those who are not performing on their instrument. We have special activities for these children.  Their performances on their instrument will be spotlighted in a special slideshow that will be viewed as the audience is seated.  

The student and their teacher must be current members of SAU for the 2014-15 fiscal year and 2015-16.  Harp students, violin students, viola students, piano students, voice students, cello students, flute students, guitar students, and bass students of all ages will come together for this magical evening.

Note to teachers: The policy manual states that teachers must be a member for three years to participate.  Teachers who did not renew their SAU dues in 2013-14 fiscal year will need to register and pay the late registration fee if they want to participation.  Paying a late registration fee will not be an option in future Celebration concerts.  This rule is only for those who have been SAU members in the past and chose not to renew.  We welcome all Suzuki trained teachers and their studios to participate in Celebration IX. For questions please email Connie McCullough (connie@suzukimusicutah.org).

Participation Registration Fees

Harp CelebrationFamily Registration:

  • Registration: $50

Each Family will receive a complimentary 2 disc DVD of the Harp Concert, Five Piano Concert and the Gala Concert.

If your child is in the Piano Salt Lake East Region and is in a five piano group, please register your piano student(s) here  first. After you have registered on the piano page you will need to come back to this page to register your children who play other instruments.  

Contact Linda Garner (garners@mission.com) for a coupon code so that you will not be charged the family registration fee twice.


Pieces to Learn

flute celebrationCelebration IX Music

(Click link above for the list of Celebration music. )

All instruments will be learning “Thank You Doctor Suzuki” by Monica Christian.  

All students will be learning to sign and sing “Where Love is Deep” by Susan Reed.

For more information on Celebration IX check out these links:

Celebration IX Blog spot

Celebration “Behind the Scene” video on YouTube

Facebook Pages:

Utah Suzuki Celebration IX

Suzuki Association of Utah 

Celebration Photo