Montana Suzuki Institute

Montana Suzuki InstituteMontana Suzuki Institute
Missoula, MT

For July 2022, we are planning an in-person event for violin students (pre-twinkle to advanced) and Teacher Training: Every Child Can! and Violin Unit 1.

Our Suzuki faculty are experienced master teachers from across the country. Enrichment courses, led by local specialists and artists, include ensemble, art, fiddling, kindermusik and African drumming.

Our Institute is hosted on the scenic campus of the University of Montana by the Missoula Symphony Association. Students, families and faculty are able to take advantage of affordable University housing and meals and enjoy exploring beautiful Missoula. With opportunities for hiking, biking, rafting, visiting Splash water-park and much more(!), we look forward to welcoming you for a full week of music and fun!


July 2022

For Students

For Teachers Instructor



Student Fees

  • - Pre-Twinkle (those who have not yet mastered the Twinkle variations) $385.00
  • - Book 1-3 $475.00
  • - Book 4-6 $545.00
  • - Advanced (Book 7 and above) $645.00; includes 2 enrichment classes
  • - Enrichment Classes (fiddle, ensemble, art, etc.) $55.00 per class

Additional $10.00 supply fee for art.
Most students are able to take 1-2 enrichment classes if they choose.
Parents and siblings of registered students can also take enrichment classes.

Teacher Fees

  • - Every Child Can $150.00
  • - Book 1 Teacher Training $675.00
  • - Institute Observer $75.00

Institute Observers—adults (including teachers, but not parents) who would like to observe Institute classes.
FREE observation for teachers with 5 or more students registered for MSI. Please contact us for more information.

College/University Credit

Undergraduate or graduate credit for the Violin Unit 1 available through the University of Montana. Please contact us for more information.


Lamar Blum Scholarship

For Students, Amount: Full-tuition, Application due: June 15
The Missoula Symphony Association has announced the Lamar Blum Scholarship, in honor of the director who led MSI from 2005 through 2019. This full-tuition scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving student who would benefit from financial assistance to attend the Institute. For more information or to apply, please contact [javascript protected email address].

Work/Study Scholarship

For Students, Amount: $55, Application due: July 1
Work/Study scholarships are available on a limited basis for parents interested in offering volunteer services. Those who apply for a work scholarship will receive one free Enrichment Class, valued at $55, in exchange for an assigned volunteer task. These work scholarships are available on supply and demand basis only! This means that if all volunteer jobs are currently being taken care of we cannot offer further scholarship opportunities. For more information or to apply, please contact [javascript protected email address].

Housing & Meals

  • Standard Housing Double $420 (Sunday check-in, Saturday check out)
  • Standard housing Single $270 (Sunday check-in, Saturday check out)

*No more than 2 people per Double Room.
Additional room nights:
-$70.00 for double rooms
-$45.00 for single rooms

  • - Lunch Pass $55 (Monday—Friday; 5 meals)
  • - Full Meal Pass $160 (Sunday dinner through Friday dinner; 16 meals)
  • - Expanded Meal Pass $235 (Friday, July 15 dinner through Saturday July 23, lunch; 24 meals)

Costs include $2 Griz Card to access Meals/Housing
No meal charge for children ages 3 and under.
Meals may also be purchased individually at the walk-in price instead of purchasing a pass.


River tubing, mountain bicycling, hiking, water park, shopping & river rafting are some of the opportunities available for all ages. The climate is usually hot and dry at this time of year.

Information about local activities will be available at registration.

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.