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Oregon Suzuki Institute

girl with celloGeorge Fox University
Newberg, OR

Advanced Chamber Music:

June 26 through July 2

Student Institute:

June 27 through July 2

Teacher Workshop:

June 27 through July 2
Piano Practicum with Peggy Swingle

Student Institute

The Institute provides an opportunity for Suzuki students of Violin, Viola, Cello, and Piano to receive musical instruction in a nurturing way. Students from Twinkle through advanced literature (past the books) will be accommodated.

During the five-day student institute, each participant will attend a master class, a group repertoire/technique class, and an ensemble class of their level. There are also many enrichment classes available.

Of course, the mother tongue approach includes the parent. In addition to observing their children in class, parents will also have the opportunity to watch related DVD’s and attend lectures on topics of interest.

boy with violin

Advanced Chamber Music Institute

This is an intense program for advanced high school aged players. (Suziki training not necessary). Ensembles will receive music in advance (pre-formed groups may work on their chosen literature). Sessions will include a coached rehearsal and an uncoached rehearsal, a master class, an advanced orchestra or accompanying class daily. In addition, there will be ensemble master classes, sight-reading sessions, and a Chamber Music Performance.


Violin: Yoko Acheson, CA; Gail Acosta, CA; Clarisse Atcherson, WA; Suzanne Gaye, OR; Michael Hanson, CO; Tracy Helming, WA; Sandra Payton, WA; Barbara Riley, WA; Rumi Shimasaki, CA

Viola: Gail Acosta, CA; Barbara Riley, WA

Cello: Ann Grabe, OR; David Holmes, MN

Piano: Karlyn Brett, WA; Ethel Fang, WI; Peggy Swingle, WA

boy and teachers at piano

Enrichment Courses

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Advanced Arts & Crafts
  • Dalcroze
  • Folk Dance
  • Introduction to Chamber Music
  • Marimba
  • Music History
  • Orchestra
  • Origami
  • Singing


The beautiful campus of George Fox University is located in Newberg, OR, about 30 miles southwest of Portland in part of Oregon’s wine country. It is about an hour drive to the coast and about an hour and a half to Mt. Hood in the Cascade Mountain Range.

Housing & Meals

There are several different housing options available for families staying on campus—some include kitchens. For those choosing the meal plan, Bon Appétit serves very good meals cafeteria style in the commons.

Brochure & Registration Forms

You will find the detailed brochure and registration forms online:

You can register online as well.

Please email questions to

Oregon Suzuki Institute

Kathie Reed and Cynthia Scott, Directors
PO Box 23-0666, Tigard, OR 97281-0666


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