American Suzuki Institute

American Suzuki InstituteAmerican Suzuki Institute
Stevens Point, WI

Modeled after Dr. Suzuki’s summer school, the American Suzuki Institute (ASI) was the first  Suzuki Institute held outside of Japan. It became 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.

ASI is an inspirational and immersive experience for students and teacher trainees alike. ASI’s 50th Anniversary, postponed due to COVID-19, will be celebrated on July 24, 2021. Chamber music will be offered as two separate one-week sessions.

Electives for 2021: Fiddling for Violinists and Violists, Yoga, Improvisation, Taekwondo, Kitchen Percussion, Meet the Composers, and Music History and Theory Gameshows!

ASI is well-known as a teacher training center. In 2021, we will offer ECC, Violin Units 1-8, Violin Strategies, and Practicum. We also will offer Voice Units 2 & 4, Piano Unit 4, Cello Unit 2 and Cello Teaching Strategies, SECE Revision Course, and Bass Unit 6.

ASI is planning to offer Chamber Music in person July 25-31, 2021. We are planning to offer both weeks of regular student classes online. See our website for details:


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Financial Aid for Students

For Students, Amount: TBD, Application due: May 1
See after March 1, 2021 for details and to print an application.

Financial Aid for Teachers

For Teachers, Amount: TBD, Application due: May 1
See after March 1, 2021 for details and to print an application.


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

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More Info & Contacts


Ann Marie Novak, Director, Director of Suzuki Programs at UWSP

Phone: 715-346-4889
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Chandra Page, Suzuki Program Assistant

Phone: 715-346-3033
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