Fairbanks Suzuki Institute

Violin Unit 2
May 28Jun 2, 2024 in Fairbanks, AK
at Fairbanks Suzuki Institute


Violin Unit 2

Instructor: Ann Montzka Smelser

Additional Schedule Information

Teacher Training course begins the morning of May 28. Out-of-town participants should plan to arrive in Fairbanks on May 27.

Prerequisite course:

Viola Unit 1, or Violin Unit 1

Audition: Violin Basic, or Violin Intermediate, or Violin Comprehensive, or Viola Basic, or Viola Intermediate, or Viola Comprehensive.

Deadline: All audition materials must be submitted by May 14 *

Price: $415.00

0 enrolled out of 15 maximum.

See contact information below to sign up.

Trainer Information

Ann Montzka Smelser

Ann Montzka-Smelser is a Suzuki Student, Teacher, Parent and Suzuki Teacher Trainer. In between receiving her Bachelors of Music Education and Masters in Performance and Pedagogy at Northern Illinois University, Ann studied with Dr. Shinichi Suzuki at the Talent Education Institute in Matsumoto, Japan.
Ann has performed in many orchestras and ensembles and is currently principal 2nd violinist with Camerata Chicago and concertmaster of the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Ann is on the music faculty of Northwestern University teaching Suzuki Pedagogy and Director of the NIU CSA Suzuki Strings Program at Northern Illinois University. Ann maintains a studio of 35 violin and viola students and enjoys working with Suzuki families at Festivals in Lima, Peru, Singapore, Mexico, Costa Rica and though out the US. Ann lives in DeKalb, IL with her husband Linc. Their Suzuki-raised children, Benjamin and Genevieve are currently professional musicians.


Tuesday, May 28 to Sunday, June 2, , 2024


Fairbanks Suzuki Institute

University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks AK 99775

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More Info & Contact

Website: FSIalaska.org

Dr. Gail Johansen, Artistic Director

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Audra Carlson, Program Director

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Katie Straub, Registrar & Finance Director

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