Furman University Suzuki Institute

South Carolina Suzuki Institute

July 13-20, 2013

Approved by the Suzuki Association of the Americas, the South Carolina institute offers a fun-filled yet intensive one-week musical experience for families with children who study a string instrument using the Suzuki Method. The curriculum includes master classes, technique classes, three orchestras, Orff, fiddling, family chorus, special younger sibling classes, and parent/teacher lectures. Student instruction is offered in violin, viola, and cello. Parents attend all events with their student. Twinkle classes offers young musicians, ages 3 to 5, an opportunity to play the violin and cello. The institute also offers training for Suzuki teachers who wish to expand their knowledge and receive Suzuki Association of the Americas registration in the next level.


Fees and Registration

View fee sheet for summer 2013. (PDF)  The full Suzuki Institute site with registration forms will be available February 1.

Student program

Classes available for all Suzuki book levels: violin, viola, 'cello.  Twinkle classes available for violin and 'cello.  BRAVO! program for advanced violinists ages 12 - 17 (separate application / acceptance required). Sunday evening July 14 through Friday night July 19.  Housing available Sunday night - Friday night.   Learn More.

Every Child Can

Every Child Can!© (ECC) is a one-day introduction to Dr. Suzuki’s philosophy and its application to Suzuki education. For parents, teachers, prospective teachers and others, this course provides an inspiring, in-depth look at the Suzuki approach to teaching and learning.  Available as a stand-alone class or as part of the Suzuki institute package.  Saturday, July 13, 2013.  9AM - 5PM.  Lunch on your own, campus housing not available.

Teacher Training

Courses and clinicians are certified and approved by the Suzuki Association of the Americas.  SAA membership and SAA application/audition required for participation in these classes.  See SAA web site for details and form.  Your SAA application/audition may be pending at time of application to our institute, but SAA approval should be obtained no later than June 12 - one month prior to our institute.  Start the SAA process early!
  • Violin Bk 1 taught by Ed Sprunger
  • Violin Bk 5 taught by Mary Cay Neal
  • 'Cello Bk 3 taught by Beth Cantrell

Contact us

Curriculum, Suzuki or BRAVO! questions?  Please contact Dr. Joiner (link above). 
Have a question about our fees or accommodations? Contact Marcella Frese, programs coordinator, at 864.294.2118 or marcella.frese@furman.edu.

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