Stacy Smith GMSPD Violin Faculty

Stacy Smith

BM, University of Utah

Teachers

Gerald Elias, John Chatelain, Mischa Boguslavsky. Suzuki Training with Edmund Sprunger, Jeanne Grover, Linda Fiore, Debbie Moench, Cathy Lee, Carey Beth Hockett and others.

Professional Affiliations and Activities

President, Suzuki Association of Utah

Assistant Director, Intermountain Suzuki String Institute

Presenter at the conference of the Suzuki Association of the Americas and contributor to the SAA Journal.

Former Elementary Strings Specialist for Jordan School District, and extensive work as a violin specialist, clinician and adjudicator throughout the Western States. 

Mom of five musical kids: two violinists, a pianist, a cellist, and a toddler who wants to play all the instruments.

Biography

Stacy Smith, violin, is the Faculty and Artistic Director of the Intermountain Suzuki String Institute, the Suzuki Program Director at the Gifted Music School in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Past President of the Suzuki Association of Utah. She has a degree in Violin Performance from the University of Utah where she studied with Gerald Elias and Mischa Boguslavsky. Passionate about Suzuki Education, Stacy has done hundreds of hours of Suzuki training, primarily with Edmund Sprunger, Jeanne Grover, Linda Fiore, Mark Mutter, Cathy Lee, Carey Beth Hockett and others.

Stacy has presented educational sessions to both parents and teachers at state, national and international Suzuki conferences and conventions and is a frequent contributor to the Journal of the Suzuki Association of the Americas. Stacy is on faculty at Suzuki workshops and institutes across the United States, and a featured presenter for the Suzuki Association of the America's "Parents as Partners" series. In April of 2018, Stacy was awarded the Suzuki Association of the America's Certificate of Achievement, an award given to teachers that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to excellence in their teaching.

Stacy lives just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah, where she maintains a violin studio in her home. Stacy is a Suzuki mom to five children: a violist, two violinists, a pianist, and a cellist, all of whom provide her most in-depth Suzuki training.