American Suzuki Institute

Creative Music Literacy
Jul 2025, 2024 in Stevens Point, WI
at American Suzuki Institute


Creative Music Literacy

Instructor: Caroline Salisbury

Event Contact & Sign up

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Phone: 715-346-3033

Additional Schedule Information

  • Class meets Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21 (1-4 pm), plus M-Th, July 22-25 (5-6 pm)
  • Required TWP orientation meeting: Sunday 6:15 PM
  • Additional live events at ASI include teacher/parent lectures, student recitals, and guest artist/faculty concerts. Not all of these events will be live streamed for online participants
  • Festival concerts occur throughout the day on Friday, concluding in the evening

Event Description

  • This course will be offered online only
  • Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21 (1-4 pm), plus M-Th, July 22-25 (5-6 pm)
  • Enrichment course hours will not conflict with regular ASI class hours of 8-11 AM and 1-4 PM
  • Visit the American Suzuki Institute website for course prerequisites and requirements
  • $40 tuition rebate will be given to teachers who sign up for two Suzuki core units (SECE, Practicum, Enrichment, and Supplemental courses not included)
  • $25 tuition rebate will be given to teachers who sign up for a Unit or Supplemental course and a 10-hour Enrichment course in the same week

Special American Suzuki Foundation Rebate! The American Suzuki Foundation is offering a number of $500 rebates for in-person training to offset the cost of room and board. Contact the ASI office at [javascript protected email address] by May 1. Include the following information:
- The unit you wish to study (preference given to Unit 1 participants)
- Why you want to attend ASI in person this summer

Dive into an innovative course for Suzuki educators with resources for teaching applied music theory to wind and string students through games, creative composition, and improvisation. Explore strategies for introducing chord theory with early arranging and composition skills using folk songs and popular music. The course will include: a structured pedagogy for music literacy benchmarks, applied activities for lessons and group classes, empowerment to create original arrangements for your multi-level groups, original and unpublished group arrangements by Salisbury/McLean, and a comprehensive teacher resource packet in PDF form. 10-hour SAA enrichment course, no observations required.

Price: $275.00

0 enrolled out of 20 maximum.

See contact information below to sign up.

Trainer Information

Caroline Salisbury

Caroline Salisbury is a Los Angeles-based violist and Suzuki violin/viola teacher. She is the director of Crescendo Strings, a large multi-level violin/viola performing group, and First Inversion, an advanced teen chamber music ensemble. Her groups appear throughout Southern California, including performances in the Disney Community Arts Showcase concert series. She currently serves as the LA branch representative to SMAC and is President of SMAC-LA (Suzuki Music Association of California – Los Angeles Branch.) Carrie holds a BM in Viola Performance from Utah State University and studied chamber music with members of the Fry Street Quartet. She continues her viola studies today with Karen Dreyfus and Dr. Minor Wetzel. She is the owner of the Gerona Rose Music Studio in San Gabriel, CA. Carrie performs regularly with her composer-in-residence husband, pianist Benjamin F. Salisbury. They are the parents and home-teachers of three young Suzuki students.


Saturday, July 20 to Thursday, July 25, , 2024


This event will be held online.

American Suzuki Institute

1800 Portage St
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Stevens Point WI 54481

Phone: 715-346-3033
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More Info & Contact


Ann Marie Novak, Director of Suzuki Programs at UWSP

Phone: 715-346-4889
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Holly Osterbrink, Suzuki Program Assistant

Phone: 715-346-3033
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Mary Moran, ASI Coordinator

Phone: 715-346-3033
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