We're here, and we are planning a celebration!

ASI 2021 and 50th Anniversary

July 18-24 and July 25-31 Virtual Institute

Chamber Music In-Person!
Please check back in April for details on protocols and requirements for Advanced Chamber Camp

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.

Registration now open!

We're Not Just Fiddling Around at ASI!

Join Grand Old Opry Bluegrass musicians Lisa and Derek Deakins for some extraordinary fiddling classes. These are just two of our amazing electives this summer! 

FREE Tee Shirt for every ASI participant. 

Additional shirts can be purchased for $22.

Director of Suzuki Programs


Ann Marie Novak

Ann Marie Novak, Director of Suzuki Programs at UWSP, has served on the faculty of the Aber Suzuki Center and the American Suzuki Institute for nearly 30 years. She has performed both as a soloist and collaborative pianist, presented at numerous SAA Conferences, and served as President of the SAW. She has been honored with the 2020 Suzuki Sensei Leadership Award and was named as the 2015 Stevens Point Area Music Teacher's Association Member of the Year.

ASI String Coordinator

Janelle Severson, ASI String Coordinator, grew up in Stevens Point as a Suzuki kid in the 1980s. She holds a BME from the University of Minnesota and a MME from UW-Stevens Point with an emphasis on Suzuki Pedagogy. Janelle has been invited as a guest clinician at workshops and institutes throughout the United States and has been on the faculty at ASI since 2002.