RECORDINGS

SUPERN   VA

The SuperNova recordings feature an all-star cast, with three versions of each tune.

17 MELODY

tracks

Violin extraordinaire and Suzuki educator REBECCA HUNTER performs familiar Suzuki Book 1 tunes on top of dramatically reimagined rhythm section accompaniments.

17 IMPROV

tracks

One of the world’s great jazz violinists, CHRISTIAN HOWES, offers breathtaking improvisations over the same settings.

75+ PLAY-ALONG

tracks

Rhythm section-only recordings (with and without click)—fondly referred to as Suzuki-oke—allow group classes and individuals to become the twinkling stars. Multiple tempos available.

RECORDING SAMPLES

Go Tell Aunt Rhody

Funk

MELODY

IMPROV

O Come, Littler Children

CHA-CHA-CHA

MELODY

IMPROV

May Song

March

MELODY

Twinkle Variations

Folk Rock

Melody

Improv

Twinkle Variations

Folk Rock

Melody

Improv

Twinkle Variations

Folk Rock

Melody

Improv

Twinkle Variations

Folk Rock

Melody

Improv

Twinkle Variations

Folk Rock

Melody

Improv

Twinkle Variations

Folk Rock

Melody

Improv

Twinkle Variations

Folk Rock

Dedicated to SARAH GOLDBERG

MELODY

IMPROV (plus melody)

IMPROV

Lightly Row

Boogie

Dedicated to KYLA, KERA, & TORRIN BROWN

MELODY

Song of the Wind

Ragtime

Dedicated to ELLA & ELIAS MARCH 

MELODY

IMPROV

Go Tell Aunt Rhody

Funk

Dedicated to ASHTON CUTLER

MELODY

IMPROV

O Come, Little Children

CHA-CHA-CHA

Dedicated to ELIZABETH ZDANE

MELODY

IMPROV

May Song

March

Dedicated to AMARA, AVERY, and ADALYNN HUNTER-GLAWE

MELODY

IMPROV

Allegretto

Salsa/Flamenco

MELODY

IMPROV

Andantino

Progressive Rock

MELODY

IMPROV (w/ electric vln)

Etude

New Age

MELODY

IMPROV (w/ string orch)

Long, Long Ago

Ballad

Dedicated to ALAINA CUTLER

Allegro

Klezmer

Dedicated to ALLEGRO!!!

Violin Performance Ensemble

Perpetual Motion

Calypso

Dedicated to UMA SKY and ARI FISHER 

MELODY

IMPROV (plus melody)

MELODY

IMPROV (2 vlns)

MELODY

IMPROV

IMPROV (w/ string orch)

Allegretto

Salsa/Flamenco

Dedicated to CRYSTAL HERNANDEZ

MELODY

IMPROV

Andantino

Progressive Rock

Dedicated to BUFFALO SUZUKI STRINGS' ADVANCED ENSEMBLE 

Etude

New Age

Dedicated to EMME GRACE FORBES

MELODY

MELODY

IMPROV (w/ electric vln)

Minuet 1

Techno

Dedicated to NOA PASTER & ZIGZAG

MELODY

 IMPROV (electric & acoustic vln)

Minuet 2

Spanish Baroque

Dedicated to LEAH GOLDBERG

MELODY

IMPROV (octavegeige + vln)

Minuet 3

Jazz Waltz

Dedicated to MARGARET PICKART 

MELODY (w/ vln ensemble)

IMPROV

Happy Farmer

Stride

Dedicated to NORTHERN VIRGINIA PRELUDIO STRINGS 

MELODY

IMPROV

Gavotte

Tango

Dedicated to NORTH TEXAS SCHOOL of TALENT EDUCATION

MELODY

IMPROV

* DEDICATE A TUNE!!!

Would you like to dedicate a SuperNova tune to your loved one or studio for all times? 

Dedications will be  noted permanently in the Print Edition and recordings. You choose the piece (first come, first served).

MEET THE BAND

REBECCA HUNTER

violinist & Suzuki educator

Canadian violinist Rebecca Hunter is an active educator and performer. She has taught and performed at various festivals, workshops, and Suzuki Institutes across the U.S., Canada, and abroad. Hunter is a past member of the music faculty at the University of South Carolina and a founder of their Suzuki program. Presently, she runs a violin studio (A2HunterStudios) in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and is a certified Andover Educator through The Association for Body Mapping Education.

CHRISTIAN HOWES

improvising violinist

Violinist, educator and composer, Christian Howes was voted #1 in the Downbeat Critics Poll (“Rising Stars/Violin”), named among the top three jazz violinists in the JazzTimes critics poll, and nominated for Violinist of the Year by the Jazz Journalist Association. Howes is the founder of “CREATIVE STRINGS,“ a non-profit organization with the mission to expand music education through online curriculum, an annual summer conference, and dozens of visits to schools annually teaching improvisation, contemporary styles, and related subjects. He endorses Yamaha violins and D’Addario strings.

DAVID CUTLER

composer  | pianist

David Cutler, a self-proclaimed WEEKEND TRAVELER, is a pianist and composer equally comfortable with classical, jazz, popular, folk, and world music. One of the world’s leading voices on ARTS ENTREPRENEURSHIP, Cutler’s books, keynotes, workshops have shaped a generation of artists. Dr. Cutler is a Distinguished Professor of Music Entrepreneurship at University of South Carolina, and a Yamaha “Artist-in-Innovation.”

CRAIG BUTTERFIELD

bassist

Craig Butterfield is the Professor of Double Bass and Jazz Studies at the University of South Carolina. Equally comfortable in jazz, classical, and folk styles of music he has appeared on albums with jazz trumpet legend Maynard Ferguson, classical CDs as a soloist, and with the Americana-flavored groups Boomtown Trio and the Jones/Butterfield duo.

DAVE KING

drummer

David King (born June 8, 1970) is an American drummer and composer from Minneapolis. He is known for being a founding member of the jazz groups The Bad Plus (with Reid Anderson and Ethan Iverson) and Happy Apple (with Michael Lewis and Erik Fratzke) although he is active in many other projects including free jazz collective Buffalo Collision with NYC "downtown" musicians Tim Berne and Hank Roberts and the electronic art/pop group Halloween, Alaska as well as the noise/prog band The Gang Font with former Hüsker Dü bassist Greg Norton.

GUEST ARTISTS

ERIKA CUTLER

MARC WIDENHOFER

DANNY MALLON

violin

drums

percussion

Minuet 2, Minuet 3, Etude

Etude, Gavotte

Minuet 2

“WOW! SuperNova is totally fun. What an amazing, inspiring asset

for young people playing the violin!"

Mimi Zweig

Professor, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

Director, JSOM String Academy

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