American Suzuki Institute

American Suzuki InstituteAmerican 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 60 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.

Again this year, we will be offering a one week Chamber Music session during the second week of the Institute. The two week Chamber Program will still be available. Brian Lewis will be teaching the Chamber Violin Technique classes during the first week only of ASI. Check the website for more information.

NEW—Daily electives will be offered: improvisation, fiddling, Dalcroze, origami, rock music for Suzuki students, relaxation for musicians, and music theory for teens.

After January 20, 2018, visit our website to see what we have to offer you this summer:


July 2018

For Students

For Teachers Instructor Audition



Student Fees

  • Early Bird Registration $100
  • Pre-Twinkle—Book 2 $425

Book 3—Book 5: $465

  • Book 6 and up $495
  • One Week Chamber Program (July 29-Aug 4 only) $550
  • Two Week Chamber Program $950
  • Electives $60 Dalcroze; Fiddling for Violinists and Violists; Rock Music for Suzuki Students; Music Theory for Teens; Tae Kwon Do; Improvisation for Advanced Violinists, Violists and Flutists Origami; Improvisation for Advanced Cellists; Relaxation for Musicians, Improvisation for Book 1-4 Strings
  • Suzuki Early Childhood Education (SECE) $75

Teacher Fees

  • Early Bird Registration $100
  • Every Child Can $125
  • Unit 1 $775
  • Unit 2 and above $465
  • Supplemental Violin Course (The Development of Technical Skills Across the Suzuki Violin Repertoire from Books 1-6) $465
  • Piano Revisiting Book 1 $465
  • Violin Practicum $475
  • Suzuki Early Childhood Education, Stage 1 & 3 $500
  • Stringed Instrument Repairs “Close Up” (with Dalton Potter) $190

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: TBD, Application due: May 1
See after January 20, 2018 for details and to print an application.

Financial Aid for Teachers

For Teachers, Amount: TBD, Application due: May 1
See after January 20, 2018 for details and to print an application.

Housing & Meals

Housing—per week
On campus housing is available in air conditioned university dormitories, with a maximum of two persons to a room. Children age 2 and under are free.

  • Youth (17 and under) Single $180
  • Youth (17 and under) Double $126
  • Teen Dorm $375
  • Adult Single $210
  • Adult Double $156

Meals—per week

  • Full Week (17 meals) $115
  • Partial Week (5 lunch/5 dinner) $76

Children 2 and under eat free


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. Feel free to bring your own outdoor play equipment to use in the open spaces.

Other Info

Download a registration form after January 20, 2018.

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 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.