Greater Washington Suzuki Institute

Greater Washington Suzuki InstituteGreater Washington Suzuki Institute
Washington, DC

Cancelled for 2020. Returning in 2021.

The 2020 Greater Washington Suzuki Institute (GWSI) has been canceled. After monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and we have concluded that in the interests of the health and safety of our families, teachers and faculty this is the right decision at this point in time. Please stay healthy and safe. We hope to see you for the next GWSI event in 2021.


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




GWSI Scholarships for Teachers and Students

For Teachers, Amount: Variable, Application due: April 1
GWSI makes a limited number of partial scholarships available to promising teachers and students who are attending GWSI for the first time and demonstrate significant financial need. Applications are due by April 1, 2020. Apply through the GWSI website (

SAGWA Institute Scholarships

For Students, Amount: Variable, Application due: April 1
SAGWA members can apply for an Institute Scholarship which provides tuition-based assistance for the GWSI Teacher Development and Student Programs. Applications are due by April 15, 2020. Apply through the SAGWA website (

Housing & Meals

The 2020 Greater Washington Suzuki Institute will be held at the National Cathedral School, 3609 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20016. Links to nearby Washington DC hotels are provided on the GWSI website (


Washington DC is a great city for sightseeing: The US Capitol, The White House, monuments, The Library of Congress. Great museums with free admission: Air & Space, National Art Gallery, Natural History, American History, American Indian, African, Asian, Hirshhorn (Sculpture), George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and garden, National Arboretum with Bonsai pavilions, etc. Not to mention a world of outstanding culinary diversity all accessible by DC’s metro rail.

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.