1. Teacher Membership
You must be a current member of SAM and SAA to participate in SAM Graduation.
For more information, email Vanamali Medina at firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Teacher Registration and Volunteer Information
Volunteering for graduation is the most important contribution to the event’s success. Fill out the online form. Include a substitute if you cannot attend.
3. Student Registration
Teachers are responsible for registering each of their students through a portal that will be made available in the fall preceding the Graduation (e.g. October 2019 for 2020 graduation)
Teachers pay for each student by credit card at the time of registration.
January 15, 2020
January 15–17 midnight
January 18–19 midnight
CELLO GRADUATION GUIDELINES
Students graduating from Twinkle through Level 6 will make a video—without accompaniment—of the graduation piece for each of the levels from which they are graduating. The video will be uploaded to YouTube and the link will be submitted with the online student registration.
Note: Twinkle students must include the triplet variation in their video.
Guideline 2 (Upper Level)
Students graduating from Levels 7-10 make a video of a piece of choice with piano accompaniment (if the piece has accompaniment), to be considered for solo performance at the Graduation Recitals. The video will be uploaded to YouTube and the link will be submitted with the online student registration.
For the graduation day group performance students are expected to thoroughly review and polish all graduation pieces that they know from Level 6 (The Swan) back through Twinkle.
CELLO GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
|In order to graduate from:||Prerequisite pieces||The graduation piece for this level is:|
|Twinkle Level||Rigadoon (Bk 1)||S. Suzuki, Twinkle Theme and Variations|
|Level 1||Middle to end of Book 2||J.S. Bach, Minuet 2, (all repeats)|
|Level 2||Middle to end of Book 3||G.F. Handel, Bourrée|
|Level 3||Middle to end of Book 4||G. Marie, La Cinquantaine.
The performance will follow the edition printed in Suzuki Book 3. All the printed notes will be played without repeats plus the complete DC al Fine. There will be no repeats and no cuts.
|Level 4||Middle to end of Book 5||J.B. Bréval, Sonata in C major, I. Allegro (no repeats)|
|Level 5||Middle to end of Book 6||W.H. Squire, Danse Rustique|
|Level 6||Middle to end of Book 7||C. Saint Saens, The Swan|
|Level 7||Middle to end of Book 8||Any piece from Book 7
J.S. Bach, Unaccompanied Suite in G Major, BWV, 1007. One or two movements (excluding the Minuets which are in earlier books)
G. Goltermann, Etude Caprice, Op. 54, No. 4
F.J. Haydn, Divertimento, in D major, Hob.XVII:19, I or II
A. Minsky, Truckin’Through the South, Like Crazy, October Waltz
D. Popper, Gnomentanz, Op. 50, No. 2
S. Rachmaninov, Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14
M. Summer, Julie-O
|Level 8||One major Concerto or equivalent
At least 2 of the Level 7 Graduation pieces
|Any piece from Book 8
J.S. Bach, Unaccompanied Suite in D minor, BWV 1008 or C Major, BWV 1009 (excluding C major Bourrees)
E. Bloch, Prayer, from “Jewish Life”, No. 1
F. Francour, Sonata in E major, I, III, IV
G. Frescobaldi, Toccata
A. Dvorak, Waldesruhe, “Silent Woods”, Op. 68
A. Glazunov, Minstrel’s Song, Op. 71
D. Popper, Vito, Op. 54
R. Schumann, Fantasy pieces, Op.73
|Level 9||Must have studied two pieces from Level 10 and beyond||J. Haydn, Concerto No. 1 in C major, HoB.VIIb:1, I or II
J.S. Bach, Unaccompanied Suite No. 4 in E major, BWV 1010.
Two movements (dance pairs = 1 movement
L. Boccherini, Concerto in B-flat major, G.482, II
M. Bruch, Kol Nidrei, Op. 47
A. Dvorak, Rondo, Op. 94
E. Elgar, Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85, I and III
F. Francour Sonata in E major, II
J. Haydn, Divertimento in D major, Hob.XVII:19, III
E. Lalo, Cello Concerto in D minor
D. Popper, Hungarian Rhapsody, Op. 68
D. Popper, Tarentella, Op. 33
C. Saint-Saens, Concerto in A minor ,No. 1, Op. 33, I
R. Schumann, Adagio and Allegro Op. 70
J. Brahms, Sonata in E minor, No. 1, Op. 38 (all movements)
|Level 10||Recommended to have student study 2 pieces from Level 9 and 1 piece from
level 10 before graduation from level 10
|L. Boccherini, Concerto in B-flat major, G.482 Mvts. 1 and 3
J.S. Bach, Unaccompanied Suites 5 & 6, BWV. 1011 & 1012
Two movements (dance pairs = 1 movement)
L. Boccherini, A Major Sonata G.4, (all movements)
A. Dvorak, Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104
E. Elgar, Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85, ii and IV
A. Ginastera, Pampeana, No. 2
J. Haydn, Cello Concerto , in D major, Hob.XVII:19, III
P. Hindemith, Solo Cello Sonata Op. 25, No. 3
E. Lalo, Cello Concerto in D minor (all movements)
Z. Kodaly, Cello Sonata Op. 8
A. Piazzola, Le Grand Tango
N. Paganini, Variations on One String
D. Popper, Elfentanz, Op. 39
C. Saint- Saens, Concerto in A minor, No. 1, Op. 33, III
R. Schumann, Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129
F. Schubert, Arpeggione Sonata, in A minor, D. 821
P. Tchaikovsky, Pezzo Capriccioso, Op. 62
P. Tchaikovsky, Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33