Shelley Rich

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Associate Director of Community Music Institute (CMI)
MM in Violin Performance and Suzuki Long Term Teaching Registration, 1997, Northern Arizona University
BM in Violin Performance, 1991, Eastman School of Music

Shelley was the former instructor and coordinator of the violin/viola pedagogy program at UO from 1997-2005. During this time, she founded and directed the CMI’s Suzuki Strings Program and Chamber Players Program. While in Oregon, Shelley was also the founder and director of the Northwest Suzuki Institute and the Northwest Advanced String Camp, which attracted students from across the Western United States. Shelley earned a BM in violin performance from the Eastman School of Music and completed a master’s degree in violin performance at Northern Arizona University (NAU). Shelley has spent the last 15 years teaching string methods at NAU and has also served as vice president and co-founder of the Arizona Suzuki Association.

As Associate Director of Community Music Institute, Shelley is responsible for a variety of teaching, outreach and recruitment, and administrative task such as providing individual and group lessons, coaching chamber music groups, and assisting the string faculty with mentorship of CMI graduate student teachers; planning and implementation of outreach and recruiting activities within Eugene and surrounding communities; planning recital/concert/workshop/masterclass/camps; assisting string faculty with repertoire assignments for CMI chamber ensembles; and assisting with mentorship of Graduate Employees and student teachers in CMI.