Student Program: Book 1
The Atlanta Suzuki Institute's Book 1 program consists of 3 core classes for Suzuki violin, viola, cello, or guitar students.
Classes will be held at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music on the campus of the University of Georgia in Athens. Participants will arrive on campus on Wednesday, June 21. Classes will begin following check-in on Wednesday and continue through midday on Sunday, June 25. The institute will culminate in a final concert on Sunday afternoon.
Early registration ends March 24. Regular registration ends May 1. Late registration may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Email the Atlanta Suzuki Institute for more information.
Book 1 students will participate in the following 3 core classes:
Choose 1: Music & Movement Class -or- Drumming Class
Book 1 students are eligible to add 1 additional elective class in addition to the core program above ($110):
Music & Movement (if not taken in the core; open to all levels & instruments)
Drumming (if not taken in the core; open to all levels & instruments)
Fiddling (mid-Book 1 and up, able to play Etude, violin & viola students only)
Cello Choir (Book 1 and up, cello students only)
Guitar Ensemble (Book 1 and up, guitar students only)
We are pleased to offer an Art Class Series (open to ages 4+) and a Family Chorus (open to all) for Suzuki students and their families this year. In addition, all students and families are welcome and encouraged to attend all guest artist and student recitals as well as any Institute-wide social activities.
We realize that Suzuki journeys begin at a variety of ages. We welcome beginning Suzuki students of all ages, and will do our best to group students by age as well as book level when scheduling Book 1 students.
As this is a residential institute, we expect classes and other activities to be spread over several hours each day, including evenings. Individual/daily schedules will not be available until June.
Registration Fee (non-refundable): $150 per family
Book 1 Program Fee: $450 per participant
Extra Elective Fee: $110 per participant
Art Class Series Fee: $40 per participant (ages 4+)
Family Chorus Fee: $10 per participant (open to all)
A limited number of need-based scholarships and scholarships for students of color are available.
Please visit the Student Scholarships page for more information and application instructions.
ASI is continuing to monitor the status of the COVID-19 pandemic, and has developed a tiered system of COVID-19 mitigation measures/policies that are determined by community case counts and participant vaccination rates. These policies are now available on our COVID-19 Policies page and all participants will be notified of the required tier of mitigation policies prior to arrival at ASI.