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Community School of the Arts Anita Arch, BME

SUZUKI VIOLIN
On faculty since 1997

 


Education

  • BME, Illinois Wesleyan University

Professional Memberships

  • Suzuki Association of Americas
  • Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Music Club

About Anita Arch

Anita enjoys teaching violin using the Suzuki method.

Her students have won several competitions, awards, and scholarships. Mrs. Arch also serves as the coordinator of the biennial Suzuki Violin and Viola workshops.

Anita is an active member of the orchestra at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Arlington Heights and currently is the interim Orchestra Director.

 

Community School of the Arts Julie Bickel, MM, BS, BA

SUZUKI VIOLIN/VIVALDI STRINGS
On faculty since 1999

 


Education

  • MM, Northern Illinois University
  • BS, Notre Dame University
  • BA, Notre Dame University

Professional Memberships

  • Suzuki Association of Americas

About Julie Bickel

Julie teaches Suzuki Violin and directs the CSA touring ensemble, Vivaldi Strings. Her students participate in IMEA, SAA Youth Orchestra and Masterclasses, Granquist Music Competition, Chinese Fine Arts Society Music Competition, Sejong Music Competition, Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Music Club Contest, Musichorale Contest, CYSO, EYSO, YSDP, and many other music activities around the Chicagoland area.

Mrs. Bickel has studied with Betty Monahan, Almita and Roland Vamos, Rachel Barton Pine, Simin Gantra, Mathias Tacke, Brian Lewis and many other fine Suzuki teachers around the country. She has taught String Pedagogy at the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, as well as at various music institutes, including Sound Encounters in Ottawa, Kansas; Texas State University Suzuki Strings Institute in San Marcos, Texas; Intermountain Suzuki String Institute in Draper, Utah; DFW-WOW in Dallas, Texas; American Suzuki Institute in Stevens Point, Wisconsin; and the Chicago Suzuki Institute in Deerfield, Illinois.She has also been a participant in the past seven Starling-DeLay Juilliard Symposiums (only one of four teachers in the country to attend all seven). Mrs. Bickel coordinated the Suzuki Youth Orchestras of the Americas for the 12th SAA Conference. At the 13th SAA Conference in 2008, her tour group Vivaldi Strings was selected to perform for the International Ensembles Concert; and in 2012, they were selected by the Chinese Government to perform in Beijing and Tianjin, China.

Julie is an avid quilter for Lutheran World Relief at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Wheaton. She performs as a violinist in the Butterfield String Quartet, and loves spending time with her husband and two-year-old daughter exploring new adventures.

 

Diane Chou, MM, BM

SUZUKI/PREP CELLO
On faculty since 2009

 


Education

  • MM, Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts
  • BM, Wheaton College Conservatory of Music

About Diane Chou

Diane enjoys teaching both Suzuki piano and cello at CSA.

Diane received her Master's degree in cello performance at Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, were she was a member of the Symphony Orchestra and was also a graduate theory assistant. In 2008, she received her Bachelor's degree from Wheaton College in cello performance and piano pedagogy. She served as co-principal cellist in the orchestra and was the 2012 winner of the annual Chamber Music competition.

In addition to teaching, she enjoys serving as a worship pianist and music coordinator at her church.

 

Community School of the Arts Barbara Farley, MM, BM

PREP VIOLIN
On faculty since 1992

 


Education

  • MM, Roosevelt University Chicago Musical College
  • BM, Roosevelt University Chicago Musical College

Professional Memberships

  • Chicago Federation of Musicians

About Barbara Farley

Barbara’s students have received numerous awards and scholarships. Notably some of these are: the Chicago Youth Symphony Solo Competition, the DuPage Youth Symphony Solo Competition and various scholarships offered in the surrounding high schools, the CSA and State Universities.

Barbara is a free-lance violinist performing and recording regularly with the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic and numerous classical groups. She is a member of the Brahms Trio for the past 10 years and tours and performs with Orchestra 33. Barb is also very active in her church on the local and district level, teaching and performing.

Barb believes music is a God-given gift which should be nurtured in every person in some way. She has a passion for helping students explore and expertly develop this gift.

 

Community School of the Arts Lisa Hirschmugl, MM, BM

SUZUKI VIOLIN/VIOLA, CODA
On faculty since 1992

 


Education

  • MM, Northwestern University
  • BM, Eastman School of Music

Professional Memberships

  • Suzuki Association of Americas

About Lisa Hirschmugl

In addition to her Suzuki method viola and violin studio, Lisa also teaches theory, chamber music and orchestra. She is also a violin instructor in the CODA outreach program.

Lisa founded the Chicago Viola Society and served on the board of the American Viola Society. She has taught at many Suzuki workshops and is on the faculty of the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan. She has presented at several Suzuki Association of the Americas conferences and has taken students on tour to various detonations in the U. S.

Lisa enjoys working at CSA because of the close-knit community she experiences in the Suzuki program. She sees how this benefits the children in both their social and musical development.

 

Community School of the Arts Sarah Lindquist, BME

SUZUKI VIOLIN/VIOLA, CON FUOCO, CHAMBER
On faculty since 2002

 


Education

  • BME, Wheaton College Conservatory of Music

Professional Memberships

  • Suzuki Association of Americas

About Sarah Lindquist

Sarah teaches Suzuki violin, viola, group classes, Suzuki Parent Education, coaches chamber music, directs the Con Fuoco Ensemble and is the Chamber Ensemble Coordinator.

Lamar Blum and Michael McLean were her childhood Suzuki instructors followed by David Reimer, Jean Hove and Lee Joiner. Her experience included instructing adult beginner string class, directing public school orchestras, and Musikgarten teaching and administrating in the Chicago area. Continuing education has been with Alice Joy Lewis, Rebecca Sandrok, Marilyn O'Boyle, Nancy Jackson, Ed Sprunger, Rick Mooney, Tanya Carey, Pat D'Ercole and Carol Dallinger. Ms. Lindquist instructs all levels and ages with a focus on excellent technique and expressive musicality. Her student have achieved honors including recital performances at Suzuki Institutes, featured soloists for the Wheaton College Symphony Orchestra and CSA Concerto Concert, auditioning into SAA Youth Orchestra, SAA Chamber Ensemble, All State Orchestra, IMEA Orchestra, first and second prize in Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Music Club contest, placing in Granquist and IGMSA/IHSA Solo and Ensemble Contest. Other Suzuki involvement includes being a clinician at Suzuki workshop and presenting at the biennial Suzuki Association of the Americas conference (featured on the SAA's website.)

Additionally, Sarah enjoys freelance performing and spending time with her husband and infant son.

 

Community School of the Arts Carol Ourada, BME

SUZUKI CELLO/VIOLA/VIOLIN, CODA ADMINISTRATOR
On faculty since 1979

 


Education

  • BME, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Professional Memberships

  • Suzuki Association of Americas
  • Early Childhood Music and Movement Association
  • American String Teachers Association

About Carol Ourada

Carol's studio consists of primarily cello students of all levels with some violin and viola students. Her students have performed in master classes at music conferences, soloed with youth orchestras, placed in music competitions, and have been section principals at school and other youth orchestras. Carol teaches string groups, reading classes and coordinates the cello workshop. In addition, she administrates and teaches early childhood music classes and violin in CSA's CODA outreach program.

In 2006, Carol presented at the biennial Suzuki Association of the Americas conference which is featured on the New Teachers portion of the SAA site. In 2007 she was awarded the ASTA Outstanding Studio Teacher of Illinois. She has served on the Suzuki Association of the Americas Board of Directors and was the coordinator for the 12th Biennial SAA Conference. She has presented at numerous national and regional conferences including SAA, ISMTA, and Musikgarten. Carol is a frequent clinician at workshops and Suzuki institutes around the country.

Carol enjoys teaching students of all ages. As a Suzuki parent of two children now in college, she treasures the many ways the Suzuki journey builds character and relationships within the family and extends the gift of music to the community.

 

Community School of the Arts Emily Puntuzs, MM, BM

SUZUKI VIOLA/VIOLIN, HANDBELLS
On faculty since 1998

 


Education

  • MM, Northwestern University
  • BM, Oberlin Conservatory

Professional Memberships

  • Suzuki Association of Americas
  • Early Childhood Music and Movement Association
  • American Viola Society
  • Handbell Musicians of America

About Emily Puntuzs

Emily teaches Suzuki viola and violin at the Community School of the Arts, and has served as the Suzuki Strings Coordinator since 2004. She also directs the CSA handbell program.

Emily has studied with Peter Slowik and Jeffrey Irvine, along with many other fine teachers and Suzuki teacher trainers. She was the viola coordinator for the 2010 SAA Conference.

She has been ringing handbells for over 25 years, and is actively involved in the handbell choir at her church, as well as subbing occasionally with Chicago Bronze. She lives in Wheaton with her husband and two-year-old daughter.

 

Community School of the Arts Julieanna Tehan, MM, BA

SUZUKI/PREP CELLO
On faculty since 2003

 


Education

  • MM, DePaul University
  • BA, Wheaton College Conservatory of Music

Professional Memberships

  • Suzuki Association of Americas

About Julianne Tehan

Julieanne deeply cares for each student in her studio. She sees them each as individuals with their own unique needs. Thus, she approaches each student in the way that he/she needs. Julieanne draws from over 10 years of experience to help each student succeed.

Julieanne is faculty with the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music. She also is a professional member with the Elmhurst Symphony, regularly plays with the Rockford Symphony, and is highly sought to play with choirs ensembles, churches, and formal engagements such as receptions and weddings. She also regularly plays for her local church.

Julieanne strives to balance her busy musical life with her love and commitment for Christ and her family.

 

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