B.M.E. (Peabody); M.Ed. (Memphis State)
Celeste Halbrook Tuten
Senior Artist Teacher of Suzuki Violin
Celeste Halbrook Tuten serves as Director of the Youth Strings Orchestra (3 sections), the Reading Orchestra, and the Beginning Reading Orchestra. Under her guidance, these groups have received honors and recognition in regional festivals and competitions.
In addition to her orchestral responsibilities, she is the accompanist for the Blair Children’s Cello Choir and also maintains a large violin studio in the Suzuki program. Before coming to Blair in 1990, she founded and directed the Suzuki string program in Jackson, Tenn., and taught in the Metropolitan (Nashville) Public schools and community schools of music.