Public concerts offered for American Suzuki Institute
7/11/2017

Parents, students and teachers of the Suzuki method will come from around the world to meet for two weeks of musical instruction, extracurricular activities and public performances as the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point hosts the 47th annual American Suzuki Institute (ASI).

Sponsored by the Aber Suzuki Center at UW-Stevens Point, ASI sessions are July 16-22 and 23-29. Classes are offered in violin, viola, voice, cello, bass, piano, harp, chamber music, Suzuki early childhood education as well as skill building sessions for teachers.

The ASI Concert and Recital Series, free to the public, features faculty, students and guest artists in solo and group performances. All instruments and levels are represented in more than 50 concerts.

Performances will be held in Michelsen Hall in the Noel Fine Arts Center on campus or at Sentry Insurance's Theater, 1800 Northpoint Drive, Stevens Point:

  • Monday, July 17, 4 p.m., Michelsen Hall - Student solo recital
  • Monday, July 17, 7 p.m., Sentry Theater - Faculty guest recital, featuring UW-Stevens Point Music Department faculty Steve Bjella, violin, and Molly Roseman, piano, assisted by David Hastings, saxophone
  • Tuesday, July 18, 4 p.m., Michelsen Hall - Student solo recital
  • Tuesday, July 18, 7 p.m., Sentry Theater - Faculty recital featuring solos and ensemble pieces for violin, viola cello, piano and harp
  • Thursday, July 20, 4 p.m., Michelsen Hall - Student solo recital
  • Thursday, July 20, 6:15 p.m., Michelsen Hall - Informal recitals, followed by 7:30 p.m. talent show
  • Friday, July 21, 11 a.m., Michelsen Hall - Harp Festival Concert
  • Friday, July 21, 2 p.m., Michelsen Hall - Piano Ensembles
  • Friday, July 21, 7 p.m., Sentry Theater - Violin Festival Concert
  • Monday, July 24, 4 p.m., Michelsen Hall - Student solo recital
  • Monday, July 24, 7 p.m., Sentry Theater - Faculty guest recital, featuring UW-Stevens Point Music Department faculty Lawrence Leviton, cello, and Molly Roseman, piano
  • Tuesday, July 25, 4 p.m., Michelsen Hall - Student solo recital
  • Tuesday, July 25, 7 p.m., Sentry Theater - Faculty recital, featuring solos and ensemble pieces for violin, viola cello, bass and piano
  • Wednesday, July 26, 6:15 p.m., Michelsen Hall - Informal recitals, followed by 7:30 p.m. talent show
  • Thursday, July 27, 4 p.m., Michelsen Hall - Student solo recital
  • Thursday, July 27, 7 p.m., Michelsen Hall - Chamber Music Student Orchestra Concert, featuring Linc Smelser, conductor
  • Thursday, July 27, 8 p.m., Michelsen Hall - Chamber Music Student Ensembles
  • Friday, July 28, 11:15 a.m., Michelsen Hall - Viola Festival Concert
  • Friday, July 28, 1 p.m., Michelsen Hall - Piano Festival Concert
  • Friday, July 28, 4 p.m., Michelsen Hall - Cello and Bass Festival Concert
  • Friday, July 28, 7 p.m., Sentry Theater - Violin Festival Concert

Since 1971, UW-Stevens Point has been home to America's first summer Suzuki program and the oldest institute outside of Japan. Based on methods of Shinichi Suzuki, ASI reinforces teaching music in a way similar to how children learn language, with parental involvement, repetition and encouragement.

For more information about ASI or the Aber Suzuki Center, go to www.uwsp.edu/cofac/suzuki or call 715-346-3033.

 

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