Suzuki Strings of Columbus, Mississippi

Suzuki Method Violin and Cello: Beginners to Advanced Ensemble


Apprentice Members

Violin students who have mastered the Concerto in A Minor, 1st Movement by Vivaldi (Book 4), have good note reading skills, and have been recommended by their teacher may join the ensemble as an apprentice member. The apprentice members will learn and perfect the repertoire. Cello and viola students may join as recommended by their teacher; their reading ability and expertise should compare to the violin students.

Performing Members

Ensemble students who have fully mastered the repertoire and faithfully attend rehearsals will be asked to play in performances throughout the year. Due to the large number of current Performing Members, not all members will be asked to play at every performance. The instructors will use fair and careful discretion as to which students will be invited to play in each performance.

We are proud of the musical ability our Ensemble Members are obtaining. These musicians play at churches, weddings, receptions, and special events. Each year the demand grows, and we are asked to play for more and more events.

On June 23, 2017 the Advanced Ensemble played in the Viennese Masters Orchestra Invitational Concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City.


3 thoughts on “Ensemble

  1. I heard these talented young musicians at Leigh Mall around the holidays and loved them, How would I go about booking them for a wedding in November at the Chapel of Memories on the MSU campus? We only need 3 or 4 of them … Pachabel’s Cannon is the song the bride wishes to come down the isle with. Any other classical selections would be fine for the time before the beginning of the ceremony. Please let me know if they are available and the cost.
    Thank You
    Sara Beth

    • The ensemble can be booked for public or private performances, and several of the advanced players are available for weddings and other occasions that require a small chamber group. Contact the director, Ms. Diane Ford (, for more information.

  2. I would like to say that I loved the recent string concert at the beautiful First Baptist Church. The beginners were very entertaining. The orchestra sounded wonderful. But, the advanced ensemble just blew me away! Columbus is so lucky to have the leadership that it takes to create these little musicians.

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