American Suzuki Institute

American Suzuki Institute
Stevens Point, WI

Patterned after Dr. Suzuki’s summer school, the American Suzuki Institute (ASI) is the first and oldest of the more than 70 Suzuki Institutes held in North America each year, and established the prototype for Institutes nationwide. Since its beginning in 1971, over 100,000 students and their families have come to central Wisconsin from all over the world for summer study at ASI.

After January 5, 2015, visit our website to see what we have to offer you this summer:


No upcoming events. Please check back later for future events.



Student Fees

  • Early Bird Registration (postmarked June 1) $100/family
  • Application & payment in full postmarked after June 1 $150/family

Late fee—accounts with balance due June 1: $50
Registration deadline: June 30 unless pre-authorizied

  • PT—Book 2 (15 hrs. instruction+4 hrs. enrich.) $415
  • Books 3-5 (20 hrs. instr/orch+enrich. classes) $440
  • Books 6+ (20 hrs. instr/orch+enrich.+3 person Master Class) $490
  • 2-Week Chamber Program (52 hrs. of instr/orch/quartet+3 person Master Class) $895
  • Suzuki Early Childhood Ed. (0-4 years old) $60 + $20 for CD/songbook

Teacher Fees

  • Early Bird Registration (postmarked June 1) $100/family
  • Application & payment in full postmarked after June 1 $150/family

Late fee-accounts with a balance due June 1: $50
If the class is cancelled because the minimum (6) is not met, you will be notified by June 23.

  • ECC $110
  • Unit 1 $775
  • Unit 2+ or 15 hour Supplemental Course $420
  • Practicum $470

SECE: $495
String Repair Clinic-Level II: $185
String Repair Clinic-Level III: $420

  • Institute Observer $200/week

College/University Credit

Mus Ed 387/587—2 credits per unit of teacher training. Cost TBD. Call the American Suzuki Institute for more information.


Financial Aid for Students

For Students, Amount: $200, Application due: April 1
See for details and to print an application.

Financial Aid for Teachers

For Teachers, Amount: TBD, Application due: April 1
See for details and to print an application.

Housing & Meals

Housing rates (per week, maximum of 2 people per room):

  • One Adult and One Youth $250

Two Adults: $280
Two Youths (age 17 or younger): $220
One Adult: $195
One Youth: $165
Early Arrival/Extra Night (per night)—Adult: $30
Early Arrival/Extra Night (per night)—Youth: $25

  • Teen Dorm (ages 13-17, includes room, meal ticket, activity fee, supervision) $355

Meal Tickets per person/per week (Sun. dinner—Sat. Breakfast):

  • Adult (11 and older) $120
  • Youth (3-10) $80

Meal Tickets per person/per week (M-F lunch and dinner only)—for commuters and those staying off campus:

  • Adult (11 and older) $80
  • Youth (3—10) $55


Stevens Point is located in the heart of Wisconsin Vacation Country. Many parks, lakes and rivers are located nearby for your recreational pleasure. For more information, visit the Stevens Point Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at On campus recreation includes indoor pool, tennis courts, jogging tracks, ball fields, bicycle and nature trails, and a cardio center. Bicycles, kayaks and canoes are available for rental.

Other Info

Parking Permit: $16/week
Refrigerator Rental: $25/week

Watch for more information on Facebook (UWSP American Suzuki Institute) and our website (

Apply online after January 5, 2015.

The nearest commercial airport is Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA), which is approximately 25 miles north of Stevens Point, in the town of Wausau/Mosinee. Ground transportation should be arranged before your arrival in Central Wisconsin.

The SAA does not run the workshops and summer institutes; it approves separate businesses to run them. For specific information on schedules, enrollment, pricing, housing, etc. please contact sponsoring organizations directly with inquiries. To get your event listed here, please see the Event Listing Guide.