ISB 2019 Convention Presenter — Virginia Dixon

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Name: Virginia Dixon
Presentation Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 3:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Lecture 2
Presentation Title: The Suzuki Teacher Training Program: Hone Your Teaching Skills
Type of Presentation: Panel Discussion
Musical Style: Classical

Virginia Dixon is one of three Bass Teacher Trainers for the Suzuki Association of the Americas and the only Bass Trainer for the European Suzuki Association. Her trainees include bass professors, orchestra bassists, active performers, and conservatory students from twenty countries. Her mission thus far has taken her to Copenhagen, Buenos Aires, Lima, Davos, Mexico City, and Saõ Paulo, and across the United States and Canada.

Virginia Dixon has performed widely throughout the U.S., Europe, South America, and Japan. Some of her favorite performances have been as a member of the Louisville Orchestra, with Sam Baron and the Bach Aria Group, and performances of the St. John Passion in Munich, Brussels, and Paris.  During her tenure with the Louisville Orchestra she was asked to play with a flute, viola, bass trio, and was so pleased with the results that she has created this combination of chamber ensemble ever since wherever she has gone.

She is presently on the faculties of Elmhurst College and Benedictine University. She also maintains a home studio.

She has two performance degrees from Indiana University and has done doctoral work in performance at Stony Brook University. Her major teachers were Julius Levine, Murray Grodner, and Georg Hortnagel.

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