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. All student classes will be offered in-person, and training courses will be offered both in-person and online. Please check our website for details on specific courses.

Electives for 2022 include: Fiddling for Violinists, Violists and Cellists, Yoga, Taekwondo, “Japanese Journey,” and “Artist’s Imagination.”

ASI is well-known as a teacher training center. In 2022, we will offer ECC, Violin Units 1-8, and Violin Practicum. We also will offer Piano Unit 3, Cello Unit 2, SECE Stages 1 & 2, and Bass Unit 6. Scholarships available for training.

ASI 2-week Advanced Chamber Music returns!. July 17-30 See our website for details (opening in February):


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



Financial Aid for Students

For Students, Amount: TBD, Application due: May 1
See after February 8, 2022 for details and to print an application.

Financial Aid for Teachers

For Teachers, Amount: TBD, Application due: May 1
See after February 8, 2022 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, 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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Mary Moran, Strings 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.