Sister Francis Assisi Gorham founded the Seton Center School of
Music in 1986. Originally called the Seton Suzuki School of Music,
we now offer "traditional' music instruction, but we are still
dedicated to the ideals and teaching methods of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki.
Our students have achieved great success within the community. Many
now play in their schools and churches, and many alumni and current
students play in youth orchestras in the Pittsburgh area, such as
the Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Symphony
Youth Orchestra. School of Music students have also been successful
in local competitions, winning honors in events such as the 2003
and 2004 City Music Center Young Artists Competitions.
The Chamber Orchestra of Seton Center has traveled to bring its
music to communities both in Pittsburgh and outside the local area,
including Toronto, Virginia Beach, and New York City. The Chamber
Orchestra also won Superior ratings as an ensemble and for its soloists
at the North American Music Festivals in 2001, 2002, and 2003.