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String Project - California State University, Sacramento

Master Teacher:

Judy W. Bossuat-Gallic, was the String Project Master Teacher at the University of California, Sacramento from 2002-2005 and returned to this position in Fall 2007. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from the State University College, Crane School of Music in Potsdam, New York, graduating Magna Cum Laude.

She is a 1978 graduate of the Talent Education Institute in Matsumoto, Japan where she studied with Shinichi Suzuki, returning in 1982 to do post-graduate work. Bossuat has been teaching strings, conducting orchestras, and training teachers for over 40 years; 16 of them at the “Ecole de Musique Suzuki” in Lyon, France. Many of her former students have attended prominent conservatories and are pursuing professional careers soloing and playing in leading orchestras worldwide.  She is especially known for her work training music teachers both for public school positions and private studio teaching.
            Since 2010, Bossuat-Gallic has taught violin to children and trained teachers at the Suzuki Music Institute of Dallas. Bossuat-Gallic’s career has also included faculty positions at the University of the Pacific - Stockton CA and the University of Oregon – Eugene, as well as private and public school teaching and youth orchestra conducting.
            Bossuat-Gallic has served on the national board of the American String Teachers Association (ASTA) and is currently on the board of the National String Project Consortium (NSPC). She is an authorized Suzuki Method teacher trainer for the Suzuki Association of the Americas and the European Suzuki Association, and an honorary life member of the European Suzuki Association (ESA) and the “Association Musicale Suzuki en France” (FMSF). She has served as president of the California chapter of the American String Teachers Association (CALASTA) and orchestra representative of California Music Educators Association - Bay Section.

Named the “2007 Graduate of Distinction” by the Victor Central School District (N.Y), Bossuat-Gallic has also received an “Eminence Credential” from the California State Credentialing Board and been named numerous years to Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in American Education, and Who’s Who in America.

In addition to her current university work, Bossuat teaching at the Suzuki Music Institute of Dallas includes children, training teachers and instructing the parent education program. She is a frequent lecturer, conductor, and teacher at workshops in Europe, Canada, and throughout the United States. She has had numerous publications including articles, compositions and orchestral arrangements. Particularly popular is her theatrical piece for two rappers and beginning orchestra titled “Beginner’s Rap,” her two “Takataka Concertos” (one on E and one on A) for beginners and young string orchestra or piano, and her books, Left Hand Development for the Violin and Learning to Sight Read on the Violin.

 

MASTER TEACHER

judyTimothy Stanley holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, a Master Degree from Sacramento State in cello performance and began teaching on the project in fall 2004. He maintains a teaching studio in Sacramento. He performs in area orchestras and chamber ensembles. and is a founding member of the ensembles Citywater and Confluentes Baroque Quartet. Tim has completed Suzuki Method Training for cello books 1-7.

Mr. Stanely takes care of the day-to-day necessities of the String Project: registrations, materials, facilities, and planning/supervising the teachers.

Tim Stanley timcello@hotmail.com

Teacher Apprentices:

University students who teach in the String Project prepare recruiting demonstrations for local schools, teach lessons and group classes, conduct student orchestras, and lead sectionals. All activities are under the supervision of the Master Teacher.

Most teacher apprentices have a stringed instrument as their major instrument, but music education majors in other applied fields are eligible for the String Project with permission of the Master Teacher and Director.

By the time the undergraduate students graduate from CSUS, they will have had several years of experience and are well prepared to begin their teaching careers.

Through their music curriculum, they receive private instruction on violin, viola, cello and bass from the applied faculty at CSUS.

University students who are teaching in the CSUS String Project receive stipends of between $200-$2000 per year. They are also eligible for additional music and academic scholarships.

CSUS School of Music scholarship audition information

 

String Project Apprentice Teachers

Sandro Ladu is a third year graduate student in violin performance from Las Vegas. He enjoys teaching the children in the String Project. In his spare time he likes to watch videos of the great violin masters of the 20th century.

 

Andrew Mearns is a senior string bass student with a double major in classical bass performance and music education. He has been teaching on the String Project for two years. When not practicing, his instrument, Andrew enjoys writing, long boarding, and cooking professionally in local restaurants