Japan-Seattle Suzuki Institute

Japan-Seattle Suzuki InstituteJapan-Seattle Suzuki Institute
Seattle, WA

Seattle’s premier summer music institute since 1988! Join us in person for an inspiring blend of musical excellence, learning, interaction and connection with friends! Our program allows young musicians to learn with joy from master-level Suzuki teachers.

Students will participate in three classes per day: masterclass, technique, and repertoire, plus stand-alone enrichment classes: StringsPop arranging, Music-making Lab, and Teen Symposium.

Our Young Artists will be guided by Juilliard’s Amy Barston and Concertmaster Jeff Thayer, as well as hearing from composer Allison Loggins-Hull, learning StringsPop arranging with Carrie Salisbury, musician warm-ups and anatomy from violist Kayleigh Miller, and creative expression with jazz violinist and educator, Leo Kitajima Geefay.

Parent support includes an evening parent talk by teacher trainer and psychotherapist, Ed Sprunger.

Featured artist performance by Amy Sue Barston, cellist

Violin teachers seeking additional development can study with trainers who spent time in Japan with Dr. Suzuki:
Unit 1 with Tracy Helming Wiggin
Unit 3 and Teaching Strategies with Ed Sprunger
Unit 6 with Daniel Gee Cordova
Unit 9 & 10 with Cathy Lee

This summer, be inspired, be engaged, be challenged, be heard!
Join us at Japan-Seattle Suzuki Institute


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Need-based scholarships from JSSI

For Students, Amount: TBD, Application due: May 31
The Japan-Seattle Suzuki Institute offers partial, need-based scholarships to a limited number of students. Scholarship applications are due May 31st and will be available as part of registration. https://japanseattle.org/scholarships/

Student Scholarships through SAWS

For Students, Amount: $400, Application due: March 15
Scholarships are available for the Japan-Seattle Suzuki Institute through the Suzuki Association of Washington State (SAWS). Please check here for details and to confirm the application deadline: https://suzukiwashington.org/scholarships/?doing_wp_cron=1506558819.2634799480438232421875

Teacher Scholarships through SAWS

For Teachers, Amount: $400, Application due: March 15
Suzuki Association of Washington offers $400 scholarships for teachers who are current members of SAWS and want to continue their Suzuki Teacher Training education by taking short or long-term Suzuki teacher training. Please only apply if you are a SAWS member. Please visit the link below for additional details and to confirm the application deadline: https://suzukiwashington.org/scholarships/?doing_wp_cron=1506558819.2634799480438232421875


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Seattle Pacific University
Seattle WA 98119

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More Info & Contacts


Erin Rushforth, Director

Phone: (425) 298-3014
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Chloe Ross-Massey, Assistant Director

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