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Student Individual Application

First, please read the complete application instructions:


All materials must be submitted online by the following dates—no exceptions!

  • October 25: Masterclasses, Bass Choir, Cello Choir, Baroque Chamber Ensemble (Recorder, etc.), Violin Performing Ensemble, Viola Ensemble, Piano Concerto Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Flute Ensemble, SYOA, SYASE, and preformed Chamber Music Ensembles

Student Performance Group Application

First, please read the complete application instructions:


All materials must be submitted online or postmarked by the following dates—no exceptions!

  • October 15: International Ensembles
  • November 30: Chamber Ensembles (pre-formed groups)

Session Proposals

If you would like to share an area of expertise through a session presentation at the Conference, click the button below. Read about conference sessions and categories here.


Constance Starr Picture

Constance Starr: Much Beloved Member of Our Suzuki Community

The Suzuki Community is saddened by the loss of Constance Starr, internationally-known Suzuki Piano Method pioneer. Please read here.

Hurry! Sale Ends September 30, 2019!

Time is Running Out

If you are participating in 2019 Parents as Partners, be sure to watch (or re-watch), any or all of the videos before October 15, 2019. If you are a participant, view the videos here.

Did You Know …

  • Copies of the 2019 Minijournal are now available for purchase in the SAA store.
  • SAA Members trained in Unit 1 can use the teaching resource TwinkleTube. Through this site, teachers graciously share short videos of Pre-Twinkle lessons to help you through the challenges of starting young Suzuki students.
  • Active and Associate Members are able to read the current issue of the American Suzuki Journal on our website.
    View issue here.
  • Your business or program can place an advertisement in the ShortScore. See this page for information.


Melbourne—Community Performance

Community Performance (Meredith, photo one)
Community Performance (Meredith, photo two)

Every term in the Suzuki guitar studio of Meredith Connie we go out into the community and share some music at venues across Melbourne. In June 2019 we performed on the outdoor stage at CERES Community Environment Park, an educational park teaching young people how to look after the natural world for future generations.

Have a great picture to share? We are looking for photos of students performing in their community. Did you invite the neighborhood to a book recital? Or the general public to a group concert? Have you played in an assisted living facility, street fair, or mall? Submit your own picture or ???


Attention Teachers & Students!
Conference Student Deadlines & Teacher Proposal deadlines as follows:
October 15—International Ensembles applications
October 25—Applications for student Masterclasses, Ensembles, Orchestras
October 30—Conference session proposals due
November 15—Chamber Music masterclass applications due

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Upcoming SPA: Sep 14–15, 2019

Suzuki Principles in Action with Gail Lange
Suzuki Talent Education Program of Newfoundland
Saint John’s, NL

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Upcoming SPA: Sep 28–29, 2019

Suzuki Principles in Action with Christie Felsing
Suzuki Royal Oak Institute of Music
Madison Heights, MI

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Upcoming SPA: Sep 28–29, 2019

Suzuki Principles in Action with Nancy Lokken
Mount Royal Suzuki Parent Association
Calgary, AB

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Upcoming SPA: Nov 2–3, 2019

Suzuki Principles in Action with Sharon Miller
Academy of Strings
Johnson City, TN

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Upcoming SPA: Jan 19–20, 2020

Suzuki Principles in Action with Beth Cantrell
Suzuki Association of Colorado
Broomfield/Denver, CO

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The SAA needs YOU to host a 2-day SPA course at your school or other program facility!

You provide the location, help spread the word, and brew the coffee. The SAA does almost all of the planning——registrations, contracts, travel & more!

Experience hassle-free planning & fret-less hosting—who doesn’t like that?

  • See improvements in teacher/parent cooperation.

  • Watch new collegial connections develop.

  • Raise the levels of excellence achieved in your own teaching.

Suzuki Principles in Action © (SPA) may be offered from September through early April. SPA welcomes all Suzuki instrumental, vocal, and Early Childhood teachers who meet the minimum requirements. PLAN NOW! Click here for more about the course, or call the SAA Office for further details.

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