University of Louisville Suzuki String Institute

University of Louisville Suzuki String InstituteUniversity of Louisville Suzuki String Institute
Louisville, KY

Our Suzuki Summer Institute is one of the oldest ongoing institutes in the nation. Join the celebration as we continue to grow and evolve in our 56th year! Special events, concerts, and activities—including our famous two hour Belle of Louisville dinner cruise—in addition to our accomplished and inspiring faculty make this a special institute year you will not want to miss. This summer’s Institute promises to continue a long tradition of quality instruction to students of all ages and levels.


June 2020

For Students



Student Fees

  • Early Bird Registration fee (non-refundable) $75
  • Registration after April 1st (non-refundable) $85
  • Registration after May 1st (non-refundable) $100
  • Pre-Twinkle and Twinkle Program $225
  • Suzuki Books 1-3 $325
  • Suzuki Books 4+ $350
  • Advanced String Program (Suzuki and traditional students) $375
  • Enrichment Classes $70

Music & Movement, Choir, Intro to Guitar, Dulcimer 101, Suzuki Early Childhood Education, Fiddling and Music Mind Games.

  • Solo Recital $15


Louisville Student Scholarships

For Students, Amount: TBD, Application due: May 1
Some merit and financial need scholarships are available.

Housing & Meals

Air-conditioned dorm rooms within walking distance of the School of Music building.

Meal Plan TBD

(Subject to change)

  • Single (no linens) $37/night

Students Ages 10 and under are Free

  • Dorm parking sticker $20/week


This is our 56th institute year so there are many evening activities which include a faculty concert and an evening cruise on the Belle of Louisville. Other places to visit include the Frazier History Museum, Louisville Slugger Museum, Kentucky Derby Museum, Louisville Science Center, Louisville Zoo, Speed Art Museum, Falls of the Ohio State Park, Muhammad Ali Museum, and Planetarium.

Other Info

All classes are located in the air-conditioned and handicapped accessible School of Music building on the University of Louisville downtown campus. All students must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

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.