By Pam Phillips
As the Suzuki editor for Alfred Music, let me first thank all the Suzuki committee members who invest hours of volunteer effort on behalf of the Suzuki Method. It is a pleasure to work with all of you!
It is an exciting time with new technology available for books and recordings, along with other news. Just recently Violin Volume 1, Viola Volume 1, Cello Volume 1, and Bass Volume 1 became available on iBooks®. The violin book is in English with the other languages to be released soon. The long-awaited release of mp3 downloads of Suzuki materials is getting closer. The Violin Committee is working on the revision of Volume 7 and the plan is to release that by the end of 2014. New print volumes now include what we call an AMPV number above the copyright. This number allows the reader to identify the version of the book. This applies to volumes printed or revised since 2010 but not to earlier books. Later this winter a list of the most recent AMPV numbers will be available.
One last news item – Alfred Music is once again able to accept submissions for supplemental books. Remember, if your book submission includes Suzuki material, it must first go through the ISA approval process which can be found here.
I look forward to seeing many of you at the SAA Conference in Minneapolis in May!