Betty Haag

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Betty Haag is an American music educator. She received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Indiana University where she was the recipient of the Goodbody Fellowship and the Performer's Certificate. After graduation, she began playing professionally with the Atlanta Symphony.

Haag introduced the Suzuki method to the Arlington Heights Public Schools in Illinois,[1] and worked directly with Shinichi Suzuki in Matsumoto, Japan. While in Japan, she supervised the recordings for Suzuki in the String Class by Zahitilla (which were completed in Chicago). She has since taught Suzuki Pedagogy at De Paul University, Stanford University, and Northwestern University and presented workshop demonstrations in Germany, China, Portugal, Australia and throughout the United States.

She was named 1994 Illinois String Teachers Association's Outstanding Studio Teacher of the Year and has been recognized by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. As recipient of the John F. Kennedy Center Award for Programs for Children and Youth, she was honored by having her students appear at the 37th Annual Kennedy Center Achievement Awards presentation.[2]

In addition to her work as director of the Betty Haag Academy of Violin Studies, Haag serves as a faculty member at the Porto International Festival in Portugal and the Music Academy at Schloss Ort-Gmunden, Austria.

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