summer institutes

Ghost People said: Feb 16, 2006
 94 posts

Has anyone attended the summer institutes in Beaver Creek, Colorado, or Stephens Point, WI, or Santa Fe? I’d appreciate any feedback from either parents or teachers. Any other favorites out there?

Thank you.

Rebecca said: Feb 16, 2006
 23 posts

I’ve personally attended the one in Snowmass, CO (for my Piano Book 4 training) and it’s really great. Everything good you have heard is true. Top-notch faculty, lots of choices, good performing opportunities, etc. I especially appreciated some of the evening parent-teacher talks on different topics. Plus, you really can’t beat the Aspen area for summer beauty!

I have heard good things about the one in Stevens Point.

Our one in Chicago (actually Deerfield, IL) is very good too. I can only speak for the piano TT’s I’ve had, but they were all excellent.

“Life without music would be a mistake.” -Nietsche

said: Feb 16, 2006
 26 posts

I attended the Stevens Point institute regularly growing up and did two of my TT units there. It’s still very good, but I remember the “glory days” and can’t say it’s what it used to be. Haven’t been to Chicago in the last few years, but I attended it most summers growing up, too, and many of the teachers are the same as the ones at stevens Point. It has always been big on cello. If you want a small institute that still has both quality and fun, the Central PA institute is nice. I’ve been told by many people that the Intermountain Suzuki Institute in Utah is the best institute experience they’ve ever had (I want to go!).

said: Feb 16, 2006
 38 posts

The Intermountain Suzuki String Institute is incredible. It’s the only one I’ve ever been to, (so I might be a little biased,) but I’ve either worked there or attended as a teacher for the last 6-7 years, and it’s an amaing place. The teacher trainers are amazing, they have a huge assortment of classes, and it seems like a lot of the “big names” in the Suzuki world are there regularly- William Starr, Barbara Barber, etc. The facilities are good, and they try really hard to make it very family friendly.

Redding Farlow Soderberg said: Feb 19, 2006
Redding Farlow Soderberg
Suzuki Association Member
Myrtle Beach, SC
20 posts

Beaver Creek is absolutely gorgeous and I’ve heard that the CO institute is a great one. They have an outstanding list of faculty that teach there.

“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” -Sir Winston Churchill

Ghost People said: Feb 22, 2006
 94 posts

Thanks for the feedback on the summer institutes. It looks like Intermountain and Beaver Creek have some fabulous enrichment courses.

The Suzuki Association of the Americas said: Feb 24, 2006
The Suzuki Association of the Americas
Suzuki Association Member
21 posts

As of summer 2006 the Colorado Suzuki Institute is no longer in Snowmass/Aspen but Beaver Creek instead.

said: Jun 18, 2006
 22 posts

I have been to the ISSI in Utah since I was a 3-year-old twinkler, and of course I am biased since I am familiar with all the people and friends with the director ;-), but I have to say it is VERY organized, pleasant, creative, a variety of teachers and classes, and an amazing staff of teachers from around the world. In fact, it starts tomorrow :) I encourage everybody to sign up next year!! Well worth the money, times two

“Practice! Practice until you go crazy….then do it five more times.”

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