American Suzuki Institute

American Suzuki InstituteAmerican Suzuki Institute
Stevens Point, WI

Cancelled for 2020. Returning in 2021.

Patterned after Dr. Suzuki’s summer school, the American Suzuki Institute (ASI) is the first and oldest of the more than 60 Suzuki Institutes held in North America each year, and established the prototype for Institutes nationwide. Since its inception in 1971, over 100,000 students and their families have come to Central Wisconsin from all over the world for summer study at ASI.

ASI is an inspirational experience for students and teacher trainees alike. We are celebrating our 50th Anniversary in 2020. Chamber music is a forte, and we are now adding voice and vocal teacher training to our extensive offerings. We offer one-week and two-week Chamber Music options.

Daily electives include Theater Improv, Fiddling for Violinists and Violists, Improvisation for Strings, Movie Themes for String Orchestra, Music Theory for Teens, Origami, Music Theory Games and Taekwondo.

ASI is a premier teacher training center. New courses are Suzuki Voice Unit 3 & 4, “The Development of Tone Through the Eyes of Dr. Suzuki” and “What Do We Teach After Book 8?”

After January 20, 2020, visit our website to see what we have to offer you this summer:


July 2021

For Students




Financial Aid for Students

For Students, Amount: TBD, Application due: May 1
See after January 20, 2020 for details and to print an application.

Financial Aid for Teachers

For Teachers, Amount: TBD, Application due: May 1
See after January 20, 2020 for details and to print an application.


Stevens Point is located in the lush, green heart of Central Wisconsin. Many parks, lakes and rivers are located nearby for your recreational pleasure. For more information, visit the Stevens Point Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at Recreation available on or near campus includes an outdoor pool, tennis courts, jogging tracks, ball fields, bicycle and nature trails, and a cardio center. Bicycles, kayaks and canoes are available for rental. Feel free to bring your own outdoor play equipment to use in the open spaces.

Other Info

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of ASI! Special activities occur throughout the two weeks. All alumni, students and teachers are invited to join us in the Giant Jubilee Orchestra, luncheon, and Fireside Chats on Saturday, July 25. A separate registration form is required to participate in the Jubilee Orchestra and/or luncheon—see ASI website and Facebook.

Download a registration forma and scholarship applications after January 20, 2020.

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. (Courtesy Cab 715-342-8863)

The SAA sets guidelines for Suzuki institutes, festivals and teacher workshops and sanctions separate organizations to manage such events. For specific information on schedules, enrollment, pricing, housing, etc. please contact sponsoring organizations directly. Please see the Event Listing Guide regarding the posting of events.