Greater Washington Suzuki Institute

Greater Washington Suzuki InstituteGreater Washington Suzuki Institute
Washington, DC

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The 2020 Greater Washington Suzuki Institute (GWSI) will be held at the National Cathedral School, 3609 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20016.

Student Program, June 22-June 26
This year, GWSI offers full and partial programs for beginning and advanced students of violin, cello, viola and bass.  These programs consist of a combination of Master Class Lessons, Repertory Classes, Quartet/Chamber Music Classes, Scottish Fiddling, five levels of Orchestra, Music Theory Games, daily recitals and a final concert. Parents attending with their children have the opportunity to participate in daily lectures. The Teacher Development Program Foundation Course is also open to parents.

Teacher Development Program, June 20-June 28
For teachers, GWSI offers the following courses this year:
- Foundation Course (Every Child Can!) with Ronda Cole,
- Violin Unit 1 with Ronda Cole,
- Violin Unit 2 with David Strom,
- Violin Unit 3 with Anne Montzka-Smelser,
- Cello Unit 2 with Alice Vierra.


June 2020

For Teachers Instructor Audition



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 (


3609 Woodley Rd NW
National Cathedral School
Washington DC 20016

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Ronda Cole, Musical Director

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