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Zachary Ebin, violinist

Curriculum Vitae

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Education
2015: York University (PhD in Musicology. Dissertation: Shinichi Suzuki and Musical Talent: An Analysis of His Claims.)
2007: Brandeis University. (MA in Musicology)
2006: The Boston Conservatory (MM in Violin Performance)
2004: Brandeis University (BA in Music, Performance Program, recipient of The Dorothy Haas Siegel Award in Music)


Publications
2016: “Research Index to Shinichi Suzuki’s Nurtured by Love Second Edition.” Van Nuys, CA: Alfred, in press.
2015: “Young String Students Bridge Music Pedagogy and Social Consciousness.” in Musicovation.
2015: “Etobicoke Suzuki Music New York Trip.” in The Suzuki Association or Ontario Newsletter Vol. 26 no. 2.
2014: “Research Index to Shinichi Suzuki’s Nurtured by Love Revised Edition.” in S. Suzuki. Nurtured by Love. Van Nuys, CA: Alfred, 2014.
2014: “Mentoring: Fostering the Next Generation of Teachers” with Margot Jewell. in The American Suzuki Journal Vol. 42 Issue 3 pp. 39-41.
2013: “Rest Position: An Essential Skill.” in The Suzuki Association of Ontario Newsletter Vol. 24 no. 1
2012: “Program Notes” for French Violin Sonatas. CD featuring Jacques Israelievitch violin) and Kanae Matsumoto piano). Fleur De Son Classics, Buffalo.
2012: “Period Style Cadenzas for Mozart’s Violin Concertos.” in The American String Teacher. Vol. 62, Issue 1 pp. 38-45.
2012: “Encore! Revisiting Book 1 Training.” in The Suzuki Association of Ontario Newsletter Vol. 23 no. 3.
2011: “Performance Class and Scale Class.” in The Suzuki Association of Ontario Newsletter Vol. 22 no. 1 with Margot Jewell
2010: “Suzuki Rhythm Mnemonics in Pedagogical Theory and Practice.” in The Proceedings of The International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition 11. with Jay Rahn. pp. 591-596.
2009: “A Mother Tongue Approach to Reading” in The American Suzuki Journal Vol. 37 no. 4. pp. 55-60.
2000: Effects of Homocysteine on Endothelial Nitric Oxide Production.” in
The American Journal of Physiology-Renal Physiology, Vol. 279 no. 4, with X.
Zhang, H. Li, H Jin, S. Brodsky, and Goligorsky, M. S. pp. F671-F678.


Television and Radio Appearances
2016: "Spotlight on Arco Violini" Classical Music 102.9 FM. Aired January 4, 2016.
2015: Arco Violini performance on the Canada AM Soundstage. Aired December 22, 2015.
2015: “Arco Violini: An Ensemble of Young Violinists Who Aim to Give Back.” On Making a Difference with Susan Hay, Global News. Aired September 9th at 5:30pm.


Presentations
2016: “Nurtured by WHAT??? When You are not Feeling the Love During Practicing.” for the Suzuki Association of the Americas “Parents as Partners” virtual program.
2016: “Building Bridges: Fusing Music Pedagogy and Social Consciousness.” Forthcoming presentation at the Suzuki Association of the Americas 17th Conference.
2016: “The Pygmalion in Group Class: A Pilot Study Exploring the Rosenthal Effect and the Suzuki Philosophy.” Forthcoming presentation at the International Research Symposium on Talent Education.
2015: “Forget Soccer, I want to Practice!” at the Brandon Summer Suzuki Institute.
2014: “Forget Soccer, I Want to Practice!” for the Suzuki Association of the Americas “Parents as Partners” virtual program.
2014: “Sorry Coach, Can’t Make It, I have a Music Lesson: Energizing Your Studio with Strategies from Sports Teams.” At The Suzuki Association of Ontario Conference.
2014: “Sorry Coach, Can’t Make It, I have a Music Lesson: Energizing Your Studio with Strategies from Sports Teams.” At The Suzuki Association of the Americas 16th Conference. 
2014: “Suzuki and Bird Song: Assessing Suzuki’s Claim that Talent is not Inborn.” At The Stony Brook Graduate Music Symposium: “Music and Nature.”
2013: “Mentoring: Fostering the Next Generation of Suzuki Teachers.” At The 2013 Suzuki Association of the Americas Leadership Retreat, with Margot Jewell.
2009: “Cyber Suzuki: Teaching over the Net Using Webcams.” For The 2009 Suzuki Association of the Americas Virtual Leadership Retreat.
2009: “Constructing Period Style Cadenzas for Mozart’s Violin Concertos,” at the meeting of the NYS/SL Chapter of the American Musicological Society.
2009: “Constructing Period Style Cadenzas for Mozart’s Violin Concertos,” at the University of Western Ontario’s Graduate Music Student Symposium.


University Teaching Experience
2014: Teaching Assistant for Music 3610 “Issues in Music Education.” At York University.
2013: Tutorial Instructor for Music 2202 “Harmony” at York University.
2012: Tutorial Instructor for Music 2201 “Species Counterpoint” at York University.
2012: Marker/Grader for Music 1520 “Rhythm and Blues, Soul, Funk and Rap” at York University.
2011: Marker/Grader for Music 1500 “The Music of Bollywood Films” at York University.
2010-2011: Teaching Assistant for Jacques Israelievitch at York University.
2010-2011: Teaching Assistant for Music 1028 “Chamber Strings” at York University.
2009-2010: Tutorial Instructor for Music 2200 “Music and Cultures II, History of Western Music Survey” at York University
2009-2010: Graduate Assistant for Dr. Mark Chambers, director of the York Symphony Orchestra.
2008: Tutorial Instructor for Music 1000 “Introduction to Musicianship” at York University.


Pre-College Experience
2016: Faculty at the Royal Conservatory of Music Suzuki Workshop (Toronto, ON) 
2016: Faculty at the forthcoming Atlantic Canada Suzuki Institute (St. Johns, NL) 
2016: Faculty at the forthcoming Oakville Suzuki Association Performing Arts Camp  (Oakville, ON)
2016: Faculty at the forthcoming Alberta Summer Suzuki Institute (Edmonton, AB)
2013-Present: Music Director of the Arco Violini a student chamber orchestra that performs throughout the greater Toronto area.
2008-Present: String Faculty at Etobicoke Suzuki Music. (Toronto, ON)
2015: Violinist with Hear the Music: A string quartet that presented interactive  performances for students in pre-school to grade 1 in local schools.  2015
2015: Faculty at the Brandon Suzuki Summer Institute. Brandon, MB)
2015: Faculty at the Oakville Suzuki Association Performing Arts Camp.(Oakville, ON)
2015: Faculty at the Royal Conservatory of Music Suzuki Workshop. Toronto, ON)
2009: Faculty at the Hamilton Suzuki School of Music Workshop. Hamilton, ON)
2008: Duxbury Music Festival Faculty. Duxbury, MA)
2006-2008: Member of String and Suzuki Faculties at the South Shore Conservatory(Hingham, MA)
2008 Guest faculty at the Pioneer School of Music, Tustin Ranch Salvation Army Irvine, CA) (A week-long residence, in Jan 2008 and in Dec 2008)
1996-Present: Private Violin Teacher, students ranging from age 2-adult.


Administrative Experience
2013-Present: Artistic Director of the Belfountain Music Festival
2013-Present: Music Director of Arco Violini, a student chamber orchestra that performs throughout the greater Toronto area
2007-2008: Suzuki Strings Department Chair at the South Shore Conservatory  (Hingham, MA)


Professional Affiliations
2013-Present: Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Suzuki Association of Ontario
2010-Present: Member of the Board of Directors of the Suzuki Association of Ontario
2010-2012t: Layout editor of the Suzuki Association of Ontario Newsletter
2008-Present: Member of the Suzuki Association of Ontario
2001-Present: Member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas


Suzuki Teacher Training
  • Every Child Can: Carrie Reuning-Hummel, Ithaca Suzuki Institute, 2010.
  • Suzuki Principles in Action: Gail Lange, Etobicoke Suzuki Music, 2010.
  • Violin Book 1: Carrie Reuning-Hummel, Ithaca Suzuki Institute, 2012.
  • Violin Foundation 1a and 1b: Stevie Sandven, Ithaca Suzuki Institute, 2001.
  • Violin Book 2: Edward Kreitman, Ithaca Suzuki Institute, 2002.
  • Violin Book 3: Kimberly Meier-Sims, Ithaca Suzuki Institute, 2002.
  • Violin Book 4: Edmund Sprunger, Ithaca Suzuki Institute, 2007.
  • Violin Book 5: Edmund Sprunger, Ithaca Suzuki Institute, 2009.
  • Violin Book 6: Kimberly Meier-Sims, Ithaca Suzuki Institute, 2010.
  • Violin Book 7: Kimberly Meier-Sims, Ithaca Suzuki Institute, 2009.
  • Violin Book 8: Nancy Jackson, American Suzuki Institute, 2009.
  • Violin Book 9 and 10: Linda Case, South Western Ontario Suzuki Institute, 2009.
  • Violin Practicum: Christie Felsing, American Suzuki Institute, 2010.
  • Development of Technique and Musicianship across the Suzuki Repertoire: Alice Joy Lewis, American Suzuki Institute, 2009.


Performance Experience

Conducting Experience:
2013-2015: Music Director of Arco Violini, a student chamber orchestra that performs throughout the greater Toronto area
2015: Guest Conductor for the Brandon Community Orchestra
2015: Brandon Summer Suzuki Institute Teacher Workshop Participant Orchestra
2015: Brandon Summer Suzuki Institute Student Orchestra
2015: Oakville Suzuki Association Performing Arts Camp Senior Orchestra

Recordings:
2014: Dreams: A Revival of Ukrainian Music with Maria Dolnycky. Funded by the Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko.

Recent Recitals:
August 2015: Recital with Maria Dolnycky at the Belfountain Music Festival, Belfountain, ON
August 2015: Childrens’ concert with Tova Rosenberg, Alex McLeod, and Urszula Zielinski Brock at the Belfountain Music Festival, Belfountain, ON
July 2015: All Bach Concert with Urszula Zielinski Brock and Mark Chambers at the Belfountain Music Festival, Belfountain, ON
March 2015: Recital with Maria Dolnycky at the First Parish Church, Duxbury, MA. Fundraiser for the Ukraine Prosthetics Assistance Project
July 2014: Recital with Maria Dolnycky at the Belfountain Music Festival, Belfountain, ON
July 2014: Recital with Caxton Jones at the Belfountain Music Festival, Belfountain, ON
June 2014: Recital with Maria Dolnycky. Part of the “Music on Canvas” concert Series, Etobicoke, ON
February 2014: Recital with Maria Dolnycky. “From Vienna to Hollywood: The Music of Austrian Composers.” Etobicoke, ON. Sponsored by the Austrian Cultural Forum
November 2013: Recital with Maria Dolnycky. Part of the “Music on Canvas” concert series, Eotobicoke, ON
February 2013:Recital with Maria Dolnycky. Part of the "Music on Canvas" concert series in Etobicoke, ON.
June 2012: Recital with Maria Dolnycky. Part of the "Music on Canvas" concert series in Etobicoke, ON.
November 2011:Recital with pianist Maria Dolnycky. Part of the "Spotlight on the Arts" concert series in Etobicoke, ON.
September 2011: Recital with Regina Lam, Toronto, ON. Sponsored by the Vietnamese Culture and Science Association.
December 2009:Recital with Tanya Stepanova, Jerusalem, Israel. Fundraiser for Emunah Women
October 2009: Performance of David Lidov’s Sonatina with pianist/composer David Lidov at Gallery 345, Toronto, ON
October 2009:Recital with Regina Lam at York University, Toronto, ON
November 2007:Recital at Cox Recital Hall with Pianist Eugene Kaminsky. Picked as "Best Bet" in Boston Globe.
July 2007: Recital at the Jane Carr Amphitheatre with Hui Min Wang, Hingham, MA
August 2006: Unaccompanied Violin Recital, Beit Zayit, Israel
June 2006: Recital with Anita Gelber, Port Jefferson, NY

Orchestral:
2008-2010: Member of The Koffler Chamber Orchestra
2004-2006: Boston Conservatory Orchestra
2004: Concert Master of Brandeis-Wellesley Symphony Orchestra
2000-2003: Brandies Symphony Orchestra (served as Principal Second Violin and as Concert Master)
2001: Principal Second Violin, Waltham Philharmonic


Summer Music Festivals
2005: Music in the Valley, a Music Festival in Mizra, Israel. (studies with Ilan Gronich, Ora Shiran, and Nava Milo).
2005: Lydian String Quartet Chamber Music Workshop
2003: Lydian String Quartet Chamber Music Workshop
1998: Wethersfield Music Festival (studies with Almita and Roland Vamos)


Other Music Experience
2009-Present: Cantor at Beth Lida Forest Hill Jewish Center
2006-2007: Violinist with Recklez, a Klezmer Band based at Harvard University