ASI 2021 and 50th Anniversary

July 18-24 and July 25-31 Virtual Institute

Chamber Music In-Person!

Please check back for details on protocols and requirements for the
Advanced Chamber Music Camp. Prepare your videos now!

Jubilee Celebration - July 24

We have learned that the future can be uncertain. We have spent countless hours considering many possibilities and consulting with University and health officials. Because of the limitations on room capacities and the many COVID protocols that are in place, we have decided to offer the main part of ASI virtually, and the Chamber Camp in person. We care deeply for the safety of families, faculty, and staff, and we want to provide the best ASI learning experience we can possibly give our students. We have been busy planning some very exciting virtual activities...along with some amazing faculty and guests. 

Student offerings:

  • Both Weeks (July 18-24 and/or July 25-31) violin, piano, voice.
  • Week One Only (July 18-24) piano 
  • Week Two Only (July 25-31) viola, cello, bass, harp, voice, and Advanced Strings and Piano Chamber Music Program.d


Registration forms are now available, but review lists and festival concert times are not yet updated.

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General Information

The American Suzuki Institute provides the opportunity for students, parents and teachers to further their understanding of the philosophy and teachings of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki. The concentrated form of the student classes stimulate and motivate while reinforcing the skills developed in the normal course of study at home. The Institute allows parents to see the success of the Suzuki approach on a grand scale and to enhance the skills they need to help their children learn.  Unique to ASI is the extensive Lecture Series on topics sure to enhance your success as a home teacher.  

Short Term Teacher Development classes are for those who wish to begin or continue their study of Suzuki method philosophy and pedagogy. 
In addition to teaching, the ASI faculty shares its expertise in the extensive ASI Lecture Series, which include a wide range of topics of interest to parents and teachers alike.

The ASI Concert and Recital Series presents faculty, students, and guest artists in a variety of solo and group performances. With more than 50 concerts in a two-week period, all instruments and all levels are represented. The traditional Talent Show adds a spark of creativity, humor and relaxation to the Institute. 
 

 Registration Information

For Student Applications
  • Be sure to include your child's current working and current polished pieces. Applications with this information missing will be returned.
  • For all virtual classes and for communication purposes, be certain that we have the email address of the parent of all students under the age of 18. Parents will be expected to attend the A and B classes of the students, as would be the case at the in-person Institute.
  • You may notify us until June 15 by email at suzuki@uwsp.edu with any working and polished piece
    changes. Please mark June 15 on your calendar as a reminder to send updated piece information to the Suzuki office.

For Teacher Trainee Applications 

  • After June 1, registrations will only be accepted if space is available in the course you wish to take. Late fees will apply.
  • Course Cancellations 
    • ASI may cancel teacher training courses if enrollment is below 6 participants.
    • Please enroll by June 1 so that a course you wish to take is not canceled.
    • If a course you enroll for is canceled due to insufficient enrollment, you will be notified by June 27 and your registration fee will be returned.
    • If you choose to purchase a non-refundable plane ticket before June 27, ASI will not be liable.
    • Check the Suzuki Association of the Americas website for ASI Teacher Training course enrollment numbers.

Ready to Register?

  1. Printable registration checklists
  2. Complete enrollment and registration form
  3. Mail payment and completed forms to ASI, UW-Stevens Point, 1800 Portage Street,
    Stevens Point, WI 54481 or Fax completed forms along with credit card information: 715-346-3858 

Planning to Join the Giant Jubilee Orchestra on July 24?
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  • Complete a Jubilee Registration Form. More details available in April
  • This is an exciting event that is open to all ASI students, Alumni, Faculty and former Faculty. 

Payments 

  • You must include at least the non-refundable registration fee with your completed enrollment application.
  • Applications received without the registration fee will be returned. 
  • Balances must be paid in full by June 1 to avoid the $50 non-refundable late fee. 
  • ASI accepts checks or credit cards. 

Refund policy

A refund of all fees paid, excluding the registration fee, will be given only if notice of cancellation is received in writing by July 1. Cancellation notices must be sent via email to suzuki@uwsp.edu.  

Registration Day for Chamber Students

  • Registration packets containing student schedules, name tags, parking permits, t-shirts, meal tickets and other Institute information will be available in the Noel Fine Arts Center (1800 Portage Street) from Noon to 5:00 pm on Sunday, July 25.
  • Residence hall room registration is done at the front desk of your assigned residence hall (check your invoice/statement for your assigned residence hall).
  • The first meal served in the cafeteria is on Sunday from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Due to COVID restrictions and protocols, additional health information and forms will be necessary. These will be available in April.

 

 ASI Store

  • Never fear -  your Jubilee t-shirt will be included in your registration! 

 

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Child Care - On Campus


 

 Computer Access

  • Wireless access is available throughout campus. 
  • For those 18 and older, Internet access is available in certain computer labs and kiosks around campus. 
  • Information on hours and locations of computer labs, policies, etc. will be distributed on registration day.  





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     Concert & Recital Series

    Honors Recitals be in a video format and will be aired at 4pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday during the Institute

    In order to be selected to perform on an Honors Recital, students should follow these guidelines: 

     

    1. Audition recordings should be submitted as an .mp4 file and uploaded to a YouTube link, and should be recorded between March 15  and June 14, 2021. Keep in mind that your recording will be evaluated by a committee. You should play a piece that demonstrates your finest posture, tone, technique, musical tempo and expression.  This video audition, if selected, will serve as the video for the actual recital. 

    2. Piano accompaniment is recommended where indicated for instrumentalists and vocalists. The CD piano accompaniment is acceptable.    

    3. All submissions should be reviewed by the home teacher prior to submission. 

    4. Performances should represent the most polished level, not necessarily the most advanced piece. 

    5. Performances should be from memory. 

    6. The deadline for the submission of the solo recital audition recordings is June 14, 2021.  To confirm your submission of a video audition, please send a YouTube link to suzuki@uwsp.edu.  You will receive a response that your video was received.  This process is essential in order for your video to be reviewed. Late recordings will not be considered. 
       
    7. All applicants will receive an email notice to indicate if they have been selected to perform on an Honors Recital by July 14, 2021 

    8. The decision of the committee is final.  

     

  • Chamber Music Recital 
    • Thursday evening during week two only.
    • Advanced students enrolled in the Chamber Music Program will perform the chamber pieces they have learned and prepared during their stay at ASI. 
    • Everyone is welcome to attend the concert.
  • Festival Concerts
    • Festival concerts are large group performances.
    • All students participate in the festival concert for their instrument area.
    • Daily repertoire classes prepare students for the festival concerts.
    • ASI alumni and teacher trainees are invited to participate in the festival concert for their instrument.
    • Check out the Repertoire Review Lists so you can prepare for concerts and group classes.
    • Held throughout the day on Friday. 
  •  Faculty Recital
    • On Tuesday each week ASI faculty will present a recital.
    • This performance is free and open to the public and allows students, parents, teachers, and the public to hear the ASI faculty perform. Come and be inspired by performances of our talented faculty!
  • Guest Artist Recital      
    • On Monday each week ASI invites one or more guest artists to perform a recital.
    • These artists are usually ASI alumni, teachers, or teacher trainers that have built extensive performing careers, often holding positions with major symphonies around the country, and performing as soloists or chamber musicians frequently. This is one recital you won’t want to miss. To find out more about our guests artists this year, check out the What’s New page.

     Correspondence

    • Email will be the primary form of correspondence for ASI.
    • Mail sent to participants should be mailed to: ASI, UW-Stevens Point, 1800 Portage Street, Stevens Point, WI 54481.
    • Please add suzuki@uwsp.edu to your contact list to ensure that you receive our communications.


     ‭(Hidden)‬ Home Studio Community-Building Program

    It can be a transformative experience when students from the same home teaching studio share the institute experience. When students eat, sleep, work, and play together it creates a strong bond of friendship and support that cannot be created as quickly or effectively in any other way. Bringing many students from your home studio to ASI is a great opportunity to build community and camaraderie in your studio.

    • Send applications from your studio in one envelope in order to be housed in the same wing of the dormitory.

     

     Housing

    Institute housing is typical university residence halls with communal restrooms and kitchens on some floors. If you would like to stay in the residence halls, select your housing options on your registration form. If you do not wish to stay in a residence hall, there are several other options nearby which you can book separately
      • In 2021, Chamber Music Students will have the opportunity to stay in the teen dorm. However, special COVID restrictions will be in place. Health forms and specific requirements for testing will be available in April.

    • Teen Dorm
        • Teen dorm fee is $395 per week.
        • Open to students age 13-18, attending one or two weeks.  Early arrival is not permitted. 
        • Fee includes:
          • meals, lodging, special planned activities, and
            full-time supervision by resident counselors.
        • Resident counselors are on-call 24 hours a day to ensure a safe and supportive environment.
        • All residents must bring linens (pillows, blankets, sheets and towels) and all personal items needed for the week.
        • In addition to the normal Institute activities, the American Suzuki Institute sponsors an opening night mixer, a pizza party and a dance each week for the teens.
        • Teen Dorm residents who stay for both weeks of the Institute spend Saturday afternoon and evening in supervised recreational activities.
        • One week Teen Dorm residents wishing to participate in the Saturday teen activities will be assessed a $30 activity fee.
        • All teens participating in Institute-sponsored teen activities must be housed in the Teen Dorm and will be assigned a roommate.
        • Meal tickets are required and are included in the housing cost.
        • The Teen Dorm residents are under the supervision of the Institute, and residents are expected to abide by the established regulations and code of conduct, even if a parent is on campus.
        • The Institute reserves the right to remove any student from the Teen Dorm who fails to do follow this code.
        • All forms required to be completed for each Teen Dorm resident will be emailed to you the first week of June, and must be completed and returned to us by June 29
    • Additional Lodging in the dorms in 2021:
        • Students who are attending the chamber camp and who are under the age of 13 (and their parents) may stay in the dorms for an additional fee. Please see the registration form for fees.
        • Everyone staying on campus or attending classes must show proof of a negative COVID test that was performed within 72 hours of arrival. 
        • Everyone on campus for any reason must follow all COVID procedures and protocols.
      Early Arrivals 
      • Early arrival is not permitted for the Teen Dorm, but is allowed for all other residence halls. 
      • Early arrivals will only be accepted with advance notice. 
      • Early check-in (Saturday after 2pm) is available for an additional fee 
        • Single: $35 
        • Double: $25
      • If you plan to arrive on Saturday, you must check into Baldwin Hall to receive your room key. 
    Meals:
        • Meals are included in the Teen dorm costs
        • Meal tickets are available for the week at a price of $125 (includes 17 meals beginning with dinner on Sunday and ending with breakfast on Saturday).

      Hotels and other lodging options
      Fairfield Inn - Stevens Point
      For those wishing to stay off campus, several facilities are located near the University. Any hotel with a Division Street address is within walking distance of the campus.

    • Visit the Stevens Point Area Convention & Visitors Bureau for more lodging, camping, and area information.


     Instrument Rental

    • ASI does not have rentals available. 
    • UWSP has some basses and cellos available for students or teacher training participants on a first come first serve basis. Contact the Suzuki office if you need to use a bass or cello for a teacher training course.
    • UWSP has some harps available for teacher training course participants only. Please call for details. 

     

     ‭(Hidden)‬ Meals

    Meals will be in the Dreyfus University Center (DUC) food court.
    • Full Meal Plan (17 meals)
      • Includes Sunday dinner through Saturday breakfast 
      • $125 per week (age 3 and older)
    • Lunch & Dinner Meal Plan (10 meals)
      • Includes lunch and dinner Monday-Friday. 
      • $85 per week (age 3 and older)
    • Cash and credit cards are always accepted in the Food Court during regular meal times.
    • Children under three are not charged for meals. 
    • No refund will be issued for unused portions on either meal plan. 
    • No meal tickets will be sold after Sunday’s registration. 
    • There is a grocery store as well as several fast food and family restaurants within walking distance of campus.
    • There are a limited number of dormitory style refrigerators available for $30.
    • One kitchen is available on each dormitory floor.

     Parking and Transportation

    • Getting to the Institute 
      • Airport & Cab Service
        The commercial airport closest to UWSP is the Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA). CWA is located just off I-39, approximately 20 miles north of Stevens Point, in the town of Wausau/Mosinee.

        Several rental car agencies are located at the airport. Cab service is available from CWA to UWSP, and we suggest you make arrangements prior to arriving in Central Wisconsin. Check the CWA website for more information. 
    • Driving Directions

    • Arrival and Departure information 
      • Plan to arrive at the Noel Fine Arts Center on the UWSP campus between noon and 5pm on Sunday 
      • Classes conclude Friday at 4pm 
      • Festival Concerts conclude Friday evening 
      • Dorm check-out is Saturday before noon
         
    • UWSP campus parking
      Those driving to Stevens Point and housed in UWSP dormitories must purchase a parking permit, which is valid only in the lots assigned to us by UWSP – no overnight street parking is permitted. Those commuting to campus are strongly advised to purchase a parking permit because daytime street parking and metered parking spaces are limited.
    • Parking pass: $30 per week 
    • Getting around campus and town 
      • Everything on the UWSP campus is walking distance from the residence halls and classroom buildings 
      • Several restaurants and shops, including those in downtown, are walking distance from campus
      • Downtown is about 1 mile from campus. 
      • Taxi services: Courtesy cab (715) 342-8863

     

     Parent Responsibility

    • The American Suzuki Institute is a family experience.
    • Parents are expected to remain with their children during meals and leisure time, as well as during classes.
    • Parents are responsible for the conduct of their children and the safety of their valuables while attending the Institute.


     Practice Rooms


    • Practice rooms are available on the third floor of the Noel Fine Arts Center for students to prepare for your next day's lessons 
    • You may also practice in your dorm room or in the open air until 9pm 
    • Pianists in Book 4 and above have the option to practice on a grand piano. Please pick up a key in the Suzuki office.
    • After 9pm, practice is permitted ONLY in the Noel Fine Arts Center practice rooms

     Recreation

    • During free time, there are many opportunities for recreation both on and off campus, with  
      fellow ASI families, or on your own. 
    • On campus facilities for jogging, tennis, and softball 
    • On campus cardio center and indoor pool available for a fee 
    • Take advantage of the many parks, lakes, and rivers located nearby 
    • Take advantage of activities arranged especially for you by ASI 
    • Wednesday afternoon will feature special activities arranged just for you. Check back later for more specific details.
     

    To learn more - vist the ASI Recreations Page!

     2021 Repertoire Lists and Duet Lists

     Schedule

    Sunday

    ​12:00 noon - 5:00 pm ​Registration - Pick up schedules and general information packets
    ​6:15 pm ​Short Term Teacher Training Course Orientation
    7:00 pm Welcome Ceremony
    7:30 pm Play-in and ASI Mixer
    ​8:15 pm
    ​Quiet Hours (put your PJs on and get some rest!)

    Monday through Thursday

    8:00 am - 11:00 am Classes per individual schedules
    ​11:00 am - 12:00 noon ​Optional enrichment classes for students and free lectures for parents and teachers
    ​1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ​Classes per individual schedules
    ​4:00 pm ​Honor recitals, announcements (Except Wednesday)

    Friday

    8:00 am - 11:00 am Classes per individual schedules
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Classes per individual schedules
     

      Friday Festival Concerts  

    Week 1 Week 2​

    ​11:15 am - Harp and Viola, Voice
      ​4:15 pm - Cello and Bass
    ​7:00 pm - Violin and SECE
    ​7:00 pm - Violin Festival and Live! Chamber Orchestra
    ​TBA - Piano Special Event!
    ​TBA - Piano Special Event!



    ​Evening Concerts 7:00​

    ​Week 1 ​Week 2
    ​Monday  - Guest Artist TBA

    ​Monday – Live! Guest Artist String Quartet   

    ​Tuesday – Faculty Recital ​Tuesday – Faculty Recital
    ​Wednesday – Free Time ​Wednesday – Free Time (4:00-6:00); Informal Recitals (6:30) & Talent Show (7:30)

    ​Thursday – Informal recital (6:15) & Talent Show

    ​Thursday- (7:00 pm) Live! Chamber Music Student Ensemble Performances

    Saturday


    12:00 pm


    Residence Hall check out deadline
    No classes scheduled on Saturday.

     Talent Show

    The ASI Talent Show is a great way for students, parents and teachers to relax, unwind and have some fun! 

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    Got Talent? If you have abilities like magic, unicycling, or acting, then you can be part of the ASI at Home Talent Show! Here are some guidelines to help you prepare. 
    • Submissions must be no longer than 4 minutes in length
    • Acts must be appropriate for young viewers (and will be reviewed by a committee).
    • Decisions of the committee will be final
    • You may submit up to one solo and one group act.
    • Tip - turn your camera on its side (in landscape orientation)
    • Videos should be in mp4 format and uploaded to YouTube. 
    • Settings for your video must be "unlisted" and "Not appropriate for kids" This allows us to edit videos into a useable format.
    • Video must include your name and age and the title of the act.
    • Deadline - June 29. 2021
    • Complete this ASI Virtual Talent Show Form which requires your YouTube link.
    Get ready, get set, and have fun!
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