We have learned that the future can be uncertain. We also have learned that planning is synonymous with hope. While COVID-19 continues to ravage the world, the availability of a vaccine is giving us the courage to plan for an in-person Chamber Music Institute. 
  • Week one will be presented virtually. 

  • Week two will be presented virtually with the exception of Chamber Music. Those who join us on campus for Chamber Music will be asked for health information and COVID screening. More information and additional forms available in April.


Financial assistance is available for both students and teacher trainee applicants. There are two scholarships available for students who meet the scholarship requirements. Scholarship applications may be downloaded below, completed and then emailed, faxed, or mailed to the ASI office. All scholarship applications are due May 1 except where noted.  

Tax-deductible donations to the ASI Scholarship Fund can be indicated on your ASI application. Funds donated on the 2021 applications will be awarded for study at the 2022 institute.

 For Everyone

Earn Your Way To ASI Toolkit

  • Purchase a Toolkit ($20/5 kits) designed to assist you in soliciting funds from your local merchants, service clubs, family, friends, etc. Each of the five kits includes instructions, a leave-behind promotional DVD, sample letters, and forms.
  • One year a family raised $2,000 using our Toolkit! You, too, can Earn Your Way to ASI!!
  • Just check the box on your ASI Enrollment Form and five complete kits will be mailed to you.
  • If you want to order the Toolkit before you submit your application, just call or email the ASI Office (715-346-3033 or suzuki@uwsp.edu)

 For Students

ASI Needs-Based Scholarships

There are a number of $200.00 student needs-based scholarships available from funds donated to the ASI Scholarship Fund last year.
ASI Needs-Based Scholarship Application

Howard Rye Scholarship

Dr. Howard Rye was a beloved and prominent string teacher. During his long career at Illinois State University he mentored countless string players, stressing ethics and integrity along with a very high level of musical proficiency. This scholarship in his name is intended to help offset the costs of Wisconsin Suzuki violin, viola or cello students, living in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Waukesha or Sheboygan counties who attend the American Suzuki Institute. An award of $100, to be applied toward his or her American Suzuki Institute tuition, shall be given to each successful applicant.

Eligibility requirements

  • Currently study Suzuki violin, viola or cello with a teacher who was himself/herself a student of Howard Rye; and
  • Live in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Waukesha or Sheboygan Wisconsin counties; and
  • Apply to attend the American Suzuki Institute
  • Howard Rye Scholarship Application

2020 American Suzuki Institute Cello Scholarship

For students enrolling for the first time in the ASI Chamber Music Program.
Cello Scholarship Application

 For Teacher Trainees

ASI Shinichi Suzuki Teacher Training Scholarships funded by the American Suzuki Foundation are available to cover all or part of your tuition cost. You will need to print the application and send it with all of your supporting materials to the ASI office.

Application must be RECEIVED BY May 1.

ASI Shinichi Suzuki Teacher Training Scholarship Application

The SAA also offers scholarships for teacher training participants. SAA scholarship applications are due to the SAA by midnight February 1, 2021. Check the SAA website for details about scholarships and application materials.

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FREE Tee Shirt for every ASI participant. 

Additional shirts can be purchased for $22.