Any maximum timeframe for completion of courses?

Steve Chen said: Jun 24, 2014
 Piano, Flute, Cello
San Diego, CA
1 posts

Sorry if this has been asked before, but is there a maximum timeframe for completing the ECC course and Units 1/2? I was originally planning on attending a workshop this summer to complete the ECC course, Piano 1, and Piano 2, but I will probably only be able to attend the ECC course this year. Is it OK to take the ECC course this summer and Units 1/2 next summer?

Also, does anyone know if the audition pieces change year-to-year?



Lori Bolt said: Jun 25, 2014
Lori Bolt
Suzuki Association Member
San Clemente, CA
226 posts

I don’t think there’s a time limit to complete those units…only that ECC needs to be done before Bk. 1. Personally, I’ve had several years when I couldn’t manage to take any teacher training units, so don’t worry :) The audition pieces could change, but not yearly (as far as I’ve noticed).

Which leads me to ask: is it necessary to audition again if you’re staying within the unit levels as described under teacher auditions (not moving up to a higher unit)? Or is it assumed I passed the audition since I took that unit before?

Is auditioning completed for future units if I do the highest audition catagory?

Lori Bolt

Jennifer Visick said: Jun 25, 2014
Jennifer VisickForum Moderator
Suzuki Association Member
Viola, Suzuki in the Schools, Violin
998 posts

So far as I understand it, if you audition in the “comprehensive” category, you can take any unit, with no need to audition again.

If you, for example, audition at the book 4 level for violin, you could then take any unit from books 1-4 without re-auditioning. It’s only if you want to then take a higher level unit that you’d have to re-audition.

Danielle Gomez Kravitz said: Jul 21, 2014
Danielle Gomez Kravitz
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Viola
59 posts

Once you audition, your audition is set. Like Jennifer said, it would only matter if you wanted to later do the intermediate audition. You would have to play the required piece at that time.

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