ASSI 2016 has programming for all ages and levels of Suzuki string student from Suzuki Early Childhood classes for 0-3 years of age through to our Chamber Music program for teenage students in book 6 and up.

Sunday July 17 – Registration and Opening Ceremonies for all student programs except Chamber Music. Registration will take place outside the ASSI 2016 office in HUB mall.

Monday July 18 through Friday July 22 classes run from 9:00 – 5:00.  Student recitals and special events are held between noon and 2:00.

Additional events:
Wednesday evening – ASSI 2016 Faculty Recital
Thursday evening – ASSI 2016 Family Dance
Friday evening – ASSI 2016 Final Concert – City Hall

Please see Parent Participation Guidelines

Suzuki Early Childhood Education

Monday July 18 through Friday July 22 – 10:00-11:00 AM

Suzuki Early Childhood Education is a program designed for parents and children aged 0-3 years.

Using a carefully selected set of action songs and lullabies, infants and toddlers experience learning music as a second language following the same natural process as learning to speak their mother tongue. Parents learn to observe how their children learn and understand, often before the children are physically capable of doing it themselves.

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For more information on Suzuki Early Childhood Education please go to the Suzuki Association of the Americas website

Beginner Mini-Institute: Bass, Cello, Viola, Violin

Monday July 18 through Friday July 22

The Beginner Mini-Institute is specially designed for students under age 7 who are in the first half of book 1 and are attending their first institute. Students in this program will receive daily masterclasses, group classes and a Kodaly class. They will have an opportunity to perform on a student lunch time recital and also participate in the final concert on Friday evening.

The purpose of this program is to allow our youngest students to participate in ASSI 2016 without overtaxing their stamina. Families are welcome to attend all concerts and other events for both students and parents, but every attempt will be made to make the schedule for these students as compact as possible.

Please select your Music Reading Level prior to registering for ASSI 2016.

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Junior Core Program: Bass, Cello, Viola, Violin

Monday July 18 through Friday July 22

This program is designed for students in books 1 through 3. Students will receive a 1 hour masterclass with 3 other students, a group class, a Kodaly or musicianship class (depending on age and level), a orchestra or pre-orchestra class (depending on reading ability and level) and a music enrichment option each day. Students will also have the opportunity to perform on a lunch time student recital and to perform in the final concert on Friday evening. Families are also invited to attend all of the concerts, events and parent session presented as part of ASSI 2016.

Please select your Music Reading Level prior to registering for ASSI 2016.

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Senior Core Program: Bass, Cello, Viola, Violin

Monday July 18 through Friday July 22

This program is designed for students in book 4 and up. Each student will receive a daily 1 hour masterclass with 2 other students, a group class, a musicianship class, be placed in an orchestra and have a music enrichment option.

Students will also have the opportunity to perform on a lunch time student concert, perform as part of their orchestra, and participate in the final concert on Friday evening. In addition all families will be invited to attend all concerts, events and parent session at ASSI 2016.

Please select your Music Reading Level prior to registering for ASSI 2016.

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Chamber Music Program: Cello, Viola, Violin

Saturday July 16 through Friday July 22

This program is designed for violin students in book 6 and up and viola and cello students in book 5 and up (highly motivated students in book 5 violin/book 4 viola and cello may apply). In addition to participating in the senior core program, students in the chamber music program will receive a daily 1 hour chamber music coaching and 1 hour of chamber orchestra. In addition to performance opportunities on the lunch time student recitals and final concert these students will have extra performances throughout ASSI with both chamber ensembles and chamber orchestra.

Preliminary Schedule

Students interested in participating in this program should be highly motivated, submit a DVD audition of 2 contrasting pieces, at least one from the Suzuki repertoire and a letter of recommendation from their private teacher.

Please see the DVD Audition Guidelines for more information on preparing and submitting your audition DVD.

Please select your Music Reading Level prior to registering for ASSI 2016.

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