Modeled after Dr. Suzuki’s summer school, the American Suzuki Institute (ASI) was the first Suzuki Institute held outside of Japan. Since 1971, over 100,000 students and their families have visited Central Wisconsin from all over the world for summer study.

ASI is an inspirational and immersive experience for students and teachers alike. Student classes are offered in-person, and training courses are offered in-person and online.

Check the ASI website for details on specific courses.

Student offerings:
July 14-20 (Week 1): Cello, Piano, Violin, Voice, SECE
July 21-27 (Week 2): Cello, Harp, Viola, Violin, One-Week Chamber Music, SECE
July 14-27: Two-Week Chamber Music

Electives for 2024 include: Yoga, Dance, Taekwondo, Art/Drawing, and Violin Duets.

ASI is a well-known teacher training center. In 2024, we will offer ECC, Violin Units 1-8, Voice Unit 1, and Cello Units 2, 3 and 5. Scholarships available.

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.

July 2024

For Students

For Teachers Instructor



Financial Aid for Students

For Students, Amount: TBD, Application due: May 1
See after February 15, 2024 for details and application.

Financial Aid for Teachers

For Teachers, Amount: TBD, Application due: May 1
See after February 15, 2024 for details and application.


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

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More Info & Contacts


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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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.