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Summer Suzuki Institutes

Summer Suzuki institutes are special camps that provide an intensive musical experience for families with children who currently study an instrument through the Suzuki Method. Institutes are located in all regions of the U.S. and Canada, offering activities for students, parents, and teachers in one-week sessions throughout the summer. Families enjoy attending the institute together and participating in a wide range of musical and enrichment activities.
 
Benefits for Children and Parents
Each year new and experienced families enjoy the exciting musical experiences available at Suzuki institutes across the region and go home inspired to continue their work during the year. Institutes provide a unique opportunity for families to focus on music outside the usual constraints of daily life.
 
Institute offerings include masterclasses, group classes, and recitals as well as enrichment courses that range from theory, improvisation, and chamber music to choir, drama, and fiddling. Parents attend classes with their children. Many institutes also offer lectures and discussion groups for parents, special activities for siblings, and social events such as picnics and family fun nights.
 
Source: https://suzukiassociation.org/teachers/training/instabout/
 


ESM students, teachers, and sibling at SOSI 2019!

 
Here are some summer Suzuki institutes recommended by ESM faculty:
 
Ithaca College Suzuki Institute
Ithaca, NY
June 28 - July 10, 2020
 
Strings, fiddle, dance, chorus, orchestra
https://www.ithaca.edu/suzuki-institutes/student-institute
 
Newfoundland & Labrador Suzuki Institute
St. John's, NL
June 29 - July 3, 2020
 
Strings, Orff, theory, fiddle, orchestra, choir, chamber music, SECE, toddler classes
https://www.suzukinl.ca/summer-institutes
 
Ogontz Suzuki Institute
Camp Ogontz, Lisbon, NH
July 5 - 15, 2020
 
Strings
https://www.ogontzsuzukiinstitute.com/
 
Nashville Suzuki Institute
Nashville, TN
July 11 - 19, 2020
 
Strings, improvisation
https://blair.vanderbilt.edu/blair-academy/suzuki-institute.php
 
Institut Suzuki Montréal
Montréal, QC (bilingual)
July 18 - 26, 2020
 
Strings, orchestra, choir, enrichment classes, chamber music
http://www.suzukimontreal.org/en-us/home.aspx
 
American Suzuki Institute - Stevens Point
University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, WI
July 19 - August 1, 2020
 
Strings, bass, piano, harp, voice, SECE, orchestra, chamber music, enrichment classes
https://www.uwsp.edu/suzuki/Pages/asi/
 
Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute (SOSI)
Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON
August 8 - 16, 2020
 
Strings, piano, Young Artist Program, orchestra, choir, fiddle, cello choir, improvisation, bell choir, string/piano duos, parent classes
http://artset.net/SOSI/
 
 
Additionally, you can click here for a list of Ontario summer music camps.