Suzuki String School of Guelph

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Carey Alain Cheney

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For over 30 years, Carey Cheney has been performing and teaching the cello to students of all ages and stages. She spent 15 years performing in orchestras (Austin Symphony, Savannah Symphony, Knoxville Chamber Orchestra, Utah Symphony), playing in regular chamber groups (University of Texas, Austin piano trio, Quaretto d'Amici).

She has been teaching teachers in Suzuki training and special enrichment courses for the SAA since 2000. In addition to many years of presenting all levels of Suzuki Unit training, she has designed and presented many teacher enrichment courses over a wide-range of topics including but not limited to: The Bach Suites, A Pedagogical Edition of the Popper High School of Cello Playing, Bowing Styles for Suzuki Cello Teachers, and Supplementary Repertoire for Suzuki Cellists.

She teaches at workshops, seminars, master classes and clinics all over North America, and has traveled regularly internationally to Mexico City (Festival Internacionale de Cedros-Universidad Panamericana), New Zealand (Hamilton Suzuki Summer Institute), Australia (Suzuki Talent Education Association of Australia, AUSTA-Queensland, National Suzuki Association Conference of Australia, Melbourne), Turin, Italy (World Suzuki Convention), Malmo, Sweden, (ESTA National Conference presenter), Matsumoto, Japan (World Suzuki Convention), Costa Rica (Programa Juvenil de Orquesta Sinfonica Nacionale de Costa Rica), Vale Veneto, Brazil (Festivale Inverno de Vale Veneto) and Canada (Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, Southern Ontario Suzuki Institute, Alberta Suzuki String Institute, Brandon Suzuki String Institute, Vancouver Academy of Music workshops).

She has been an active researcher in the field of cello music, both art music and pedagogical pieces for 25 years, and continues to work in this field. Her most recent publications are the Volume 7 & Volume 8 in her series published by Alfred Music, Solos For Young Cellists. She has also recorded the 8 volumes of music that support the series.

She is an active performer and adjudicator, and is an often-requested adjudicator for the Kiwanis Music Festivals in Canada, having adjudicated regularly in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, and Guelph, ON.

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