Students


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STUDENT PROGRAM


The Student Program is open to violin, viola, and cello students of all levels. There are many types of classes offered at the Institute. The general schedule is available on the right-hand side of this page. Individual student schedules will not be available until registration on Sunday, June 18th.

The Student Program is a family experience. For young children, it is ideal to have one adult for each child enrolled. A parent or responsible adult must accompany each student and work with them throughout the week. In order to enjoy the complete Institute experience, it is strongly recommended that families make the commitment to be available for the many activities that occur throughout the day.

Families who have more than one child attending should particularly consider the schedule, as it is impossible to avoid conflicts in siblings’ class times. Every effort is made to schedule the lesson classes at different hours; however, the other classes may be taking place at the same hour. Depending on the age of the children, it may be necessary to have an additional adult present during Institute.

For more information on the types of classes each student will have, please see the descriptions of class types on this page.

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Classes


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Lesson Class: The “Lesson” class is an opportunity to work individually with the teacher. Students will be scheduled in groups of 3 or 4 in an hour. Please come prepared to play a polished piece for the teacher.

Technique Class: The “Technique” class focuses on specific level-appropriate techniques on the instrument. It is an opportunity for students to review technique in a more relaxed, social atmosphere.

Repertoire Class: The “Repertoire” class focuses on review of repertoire. Rehearsal techniques and ensemble skills are polished in preparation for the final concert on Friday afternoon.

Chamber Music Class: This class is open to students in book 6 and above. It is an opportunity to expand their repertoire beyond the Suzuki books. Students will be placed in small groups to work with a faculty member for coaching and independently for practice together. Precise groupings will depend on enrollment and potential instrumentations.

Orchestra Class (Bk 2+) There will be 2 ASI orchestras, ranging from first experience orchestra to an advanced level orchestra. These orchestras provide a large group experience which encourages sightreading, ensemble, and rhythmic skills. Students will be placed in orchestra based on book level and orchestral experience.

Eurhythmics: Meaning “good rhythm”, eurhythmics classes teach rhythmic coordination between the eye, ear, mind and body. The classes teach fundamentals of rhythm, pitch, and phrasing, and children develop physical coordination while solving musical problems. Eurhythmics is included for all Book 1 students in place of Orchestra. It is available to students in Books 2 and up as an elective.

All participants will be scheduled daily for 4 or 5 hours of class, depending upon the level. (We also offer a “Pre-Twinkle” option for the youngest beginners, which does not include a Repertoire Class.) Here is what a class list will look like for each of the levels:

Book 1:

Lesson Class

Technique Class

Repertoire Class

Eurhythmics Class

Books 2-5:

Lesson Class

Technique Class

Repertoire Class

Orchestra

(Eurhythmics is available as an elective)

Book 6 and above:

Lesson Class

Technique Class

Repertoire Class

Orchestra

Chamber Music Class

(Eurhythmics is available as an elective)

“Pre-Twinkle” option:

Lesson Class

Technique Class

Eurhythmics Class

Daily Recitals: Each day (Mon-Thu) at the 11:15 hour is a recital. This is the time when the entire Institute can gather for inspiring music from guest artists, faculty, and some of the students that have been selected by the faculty as excellent examples of polished repertoire. It is important to attend these recitals, as this is also the only time each day for plenary announcements and communications throughout the week.

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ADVANCED VIOLIN PROGRAM


The Advanced Violin Program is open to violin students performing at the Bach A minor Violin Concerto level and above, and also including the Haydn, DeBeriot, Mozart, Bruch, Kabelevsky, and Mendelssohn violin concertos. The Mozart concertos will be a focus this year as a Concerto Teacher Training class is being offered at the Institute. Classes will be taught by Teri Einfeldt of the Hartt School of Music and Linda Case of Ithaca, NY.

This program will consist of three one-hour long lesson classes and two 30-minute piano-accompanied coaching sessions scheduled throughout the week, a performance class, a violin ensemble class, a technique class (focusing on scales, arpeggios, shifting, and advanced bowing techniques), and advanced orchestra. A video audition is required with the registration (piano accompaniment is not necessary for the video audition), and space will be limited.

Review List


Please review all pieces at your level and below. ASI faculty will choose pieces from this list to work on in repertoire and technique classes. Please note, however, that each repertoire class will perform separately on the final concert.

VIOLIN
Book 1: All
Book 2: All
Book 3: All
Book 4:
Seitz #2, 3rd Mvt.
Seitz #5, 1st Mvt.
Vivaldi Concerto in A Min, 1st Mvt.
Bohm, Perpetual Motion
Bach Dbl, 1st Mvt.
Book 5:
Bach Gavotte
Vivaldi Concerto in G Min, Adagio
Country Dance
Veracini Gigue
Bach Dbl, 1st Mvt.
Book 6:
La Folia
Handel Sonata #3, Adagio and Allegro
Fiocco Allegro
Book 7:
Corelli Courante
Book 8:
Eccles Sonata, 1st & 2nd Mvts.
VIOLA
Book 1:All
Book 2:All
Book 3:
Gavotte by Martini
Minuet by Bach
Gavotte in G Min
Humoresque
Bourree by Bach
Book 4:
Seitz #2, 3rd Mvt.
Seitz #5, 1st Mvt.
Telemann Concerto (all)
Book 5:
Marcello Sonata (all)
Nina
Veracini Gigue
Four French Dances-Marais
Book 6:
La Folia
Arioso
CELLO
Book 1:All
Book 2:
Long, Long Ago and Variation Minuet 1
Musette
March in G
Witches Dance
Bourree
Book 3:
Gavotte by Lully
La Cinqintaine
Minuet by Boccherini
ScherzoBook 4:
Breval Sonata, 1st Mvt.
Chanson Triste
Book 5:
Danse Rustique
Arioso
Book 6:
Breval Concerto in B Maj
Tarantella
Book 7:
Bach Bourree
Sammartini 3rd Mvt.
Guitar
Book 1:All
Book 2:All
Book 3:
Nonesuch
Packington’s Pound
Waltz from Sonata 9
Celeste y Blanco
Book 4:
Allegro
Lesson for 2 Lutes
Mozart Bourree
Book 5:
Waltz Espanol
Maria Luisa

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Enrichment Classes


Fiddling Elective: Students may choose to take a fiddling elective class, which will feature a variety of fiddle styles and tunes. It is recommended that students be at least on Perpetual Motion to enroll in these classes. Fiddling Classes will perform at a Friday concert. The fee for this course is $60 for the week.image

Eurhythmics: Students who will not be automatically scheduled for eurhythmics (see student program notes above) may elect eurhythmics (meaning “good rhythm”) in addition to their lesson classes and orchestra. The classes teach fundamentals of rhythm, pitch, and phrasing, and children develop physical coordination while solving musical problems. The classes encourage concentration in mind and body. The fee for this course is $60 for the week.

Parent Talks: Faculty lectures are scheduled each day of the Institute at the 4:30 hour. These lectures cover topics such as Suzuki philosophy, parent-child interaction, and practicing methods. The lectures are free and open to all parents and teachers.


FINAL CONCERT


Every Institute participant will have the opportunity to participate in the Final Concert on Friday afternoon, where Institute repertoire classes will perform. Friends and family are invited to attend this gala finale. Also, the Institute Orchestras and Fiddling Classes will perform on Friday during the recital hour.

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OBSERVATION


Any adult who wishes to attend the Institute who is not the parent of a registered student, the teacher of a registered student, or a registered participant in the student program or teacher training workshop must register as an observer. Observer fees are $10.00 per day. All classes, performances and activities (except Teacher Training Workshops) are available for observation. Teachers who have students attending the Institute do not need to pay an observer’s fee.

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FEE SCHEDULE


Registration fee (non-refundable) $100/family
Late fee (after May 31) $50/family
Student Program
Books 1-3 $410
Books 4-5 $450
Book 6+ $480
Advanced Violin Program $695
“Pre-Twinkle” $350
Fiddling Elective $60
Eurhythmics Elective (included for Book 1) $60
Additional Institute T-Shirts (one included with each Student registration)
ASI 2017 T-shirts $20