East Tennessee Suzuki Flute Institute

East Tennessee Suzuki Flute Institute
Johnson City, TN

Join us for a wonderful, inspiring week steeped in the love and affirmation of the Suzuki Method.

Located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, the East Tennessee Suzuki Flute Institute provides a family-oriented environment for learning, grounded in the Suzuki Philosophy: love, encouragement, positive reinforcement, respect, exposure to fine musical performances, review, refinement of skills, and development of personal character.

Be part of our 2020 Institute!
Come to East Tennessee…where love is deep!


June 2020

For Students

For Teachers Instructor Audition



Student Fees

  • Registration fee if postmarked by May 1, 2020 $85
  • Registration fee if postmarked after May 1, 2020 $100
  • Student tuition $395

Student tuition fee includes an Institute t-shirt, plus tickets to the Pool Party and Guest Artist Recital.

Optional Enrichment Classes, Programs and Workshops

  • Music Mind Games $45
  • Flute Choir $45
  • Advanced Chamber Ensemble $65
  • Orchestral Excerpts Class $65

Teacher Fees

  • Registration fee postmarked by May 1, 2020 $85
  • Registration fee postmarked after May 1, 2020 $100
  • SAA fee $15

Flute Book 1: (Participant/Auditor) $760
Flute Book 2: (Participant/Auditor) $470

The Participant/Auditor fees include a T-shirt, tickets to the Teachers Dinner, Guest Artist Recital, and Pool Party.

  • Observer Fee $50/day

Housing & Meals

Campus housing: air-conditioned efficiency apartments, each with private bath, kitchen, and two twin beds. Linens furnished.

  • Single-Book 1 Teachers $360
  • Single-all others $275
  • Double-Book 1 Teachers $215 per person
  • Double-all others $170 per person
  • Family (Maximum 4, Family only) $460 Book 1 Teachers
  • Family occupancy (Maximum 4, Family only) $365 all others

The Carnegie Hotel is the official hotel of the Institute. Discounted rates for Institute participants. Skywalk to ETSU campus. Airport shuttle.
Food service on campus. M-F. Restaurants and supermarkets within easy walking distance. Campus apartments include kitchens, making it economical and convenient to prepare meals.


Johnson City is located in the beautiful rolling hills of the Southern Appalachians not far from the Appalachian Trail, Blue Ridge Parkway, and Great Smokey Mountains National Park.

ETSU’s Basler Center recreational complex which includes swimming, aerobics, martial arts, basketball, indoor climbing wall, fitness equipment, indoor track, and racquetball courts. Classes offered in yoga, ballet, Pilates, Tai Chi, and aerobics. Recreation pass $25.

On-campus museum, tennis courts, walking path, hiking trail, and mountain bike trail.

Visit Historic Jonesborough, Tennessee’s oldest town, for the International Storytelling Center’s Tellers-in-Residence performances, Wet’n Wild Water Park or whitewater rafting on the Nolichucky River.

Other Info

Getting to Johnson City By Car: Johnson City is located in the northeast corner of Tennessee in the area known as the Tri-Cities. Please be advised that exit numbers have changed on Interstate 26.

From Asheville, NC, take I-26 West to Exit 24. Follow the signs to the East Tennessee State University campus. From Knoxville, TN, take I-40 East until it intersects with I-81 North. From Roanoke, VA, take I-81 South. From either Knoxville or Roanoke, take Exit 57A onto I-26 East . Go approximately 15 miles to Exit 19. Follow the signs to the East Tennessee State University campus.

By Air: Johnson City is served by the Tri-Cities Regional Airport (TRI, Blountville). If you are staying at a hotel or motel, you may wish to ask if the hotel/motel provides transportation from the airport, as many do offer this service.

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.