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July 11-18, 2020

  • Core Suzuki
  • Enrichment
  • Schedule
  • Literature List

Master

This class provides 15-30 minutes of one-on-one time with a master teacher. Each master class has only 2-4 students, providing ample time per child for instruction. Parents and students listen while others receive individual attention. During the initial class, each student will be asked to play a memorized, polished Suzuki piece. The master teacher then uses this piece as a means of instruction for improvement on tone, bow hold, rhythm, dynamics, etc. Students may be asked to play their polished piece for the recital.

Repertoire

This is a fun and dynamic group class, composed of students in the same Suzuki book level. Students will learn how to play together as a group, and also gain a deeper understanding of how dynamics and bowing techniques can affect the sound. The repertoire literature is specific for each book level and will be posted prior to the Institute.

Technique

Like repertoire class, technique is a group class with students in the same Suzuki book level. This class focuses on skills at the student’s level and emphasizes bowing, tone, fingering, and musical knowledge. A fun and interactive class, students will often engage in musical games and activities to enhance learning.

Institute Observers

Teachers who want to observe classes at all levels must register as an adult observer. This entitles them to see master, technique, and repertoire classes of students enrolled at the institute. Observers may choose their own schedules but may not attend teacher development courses. Observers will be given a nametag upon registration.

Note: Any adult who is not enrolled in teacher development courses or is not a parent/guardian of enrolled students must enroll as an observer.

African Drumming

Learn the basics of hand drumming. No previous experience necessary. Participants will learn beginning rhythms and explore techniques and interplay of West African drumming. Come experience the joy and power of polyrhythm. "If you have a heartbeat, you have rhythm!" Drumming is open to students, siblings, and parents. Teacher: Oumar Keita

Art

An Institute favorite, students will explore various mediums and receive individualized attention from an experienced art teacher. A rewarding class, students will bring home stunning works of art created through their own interests and imagination. Art is also open to parents and siblings ages 5 and up. Teacher: Loryn Zerr

String Ensemble

String Ensemble provides students with an excellent opportunity to play together in a social environment while developing orchestral skills. The class is open to violin students in book 4 and above, viola and cello students in book 3 and above. Teacher: TBD

Fiddling

It’s fun to fiddle! From Ireland to Canada, Appalachia to Poland, fiddle tunes can be found all over the world. Always new and interesting, the instructor will teach tunes and techniques from various styles, traditional to contemporary. Students must be mid-way through Book 1 (with the low-2 finger pattern) or Book 2 to enroll in Fiddling 1. Students in Book 3 and above may enroll in Fiddling 2. Non-Suzuki violin players, parents and siblings may also register for this class with instructor permission. Teacher: Randal Harrison

Rhythm Tykes

Rhythm Tykes is a children’s music program for ages 1-5. It offers a diverse and energetic approach to music. Matthew Nord has been teaching in schools, montessori’s and daycares for over 15 years and he loves to share the magic and simplicity of music with youth and their parents. Parents are invited to join their youth in this class to explore various instruments from around the world and to sing and dance with their children. Children will be encouraged to sing, move & explore rhythm. During the class Matthew performs with Guitar, Harmonica, Percussion and more! Come join the fun! Teacher: Matthew Nord

The following schedule is a general outline of the week and is subject to changes. Each student will be given an individualized schedule at registration on Sunday, including classes and teachers. All classes will be held at the UM Music Building.

Note: Teacher Training Classes for Book 1 and for Book 3 follow the student schedule, beginning Sunday, June 16th at 2pm. A detailed Teacher Training schedule is available on the Teacher Training page of this website.

Saturday, June 15

Time Activity
8:45 AM Every Child Can Registration in the lobby of the Music Building
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Every Child Can classes

Sunday, June 16

Time Activity
12:00 - 1:30 PM Registration in the lobby of the Music Building
2:00 - 5:00 PM Afternoon Classes in the Music Building
6:45 - 7:30 PM Opening Play-In, in the Recital Hall of the Music Building

Monday, June 17

Time Activity
8:30 - 11:30 AM Student classes
11:30 - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 - 1:45 PM SAA Focus meeting
2:00 - 5:00 PM Student classes
4:00 - 4:50 PM Suzuki Parent Lecture
5:00 - 6:30 PM Dinner

Tuesday, June 18

Time Activity
8:30 - 11:30 AM Student classes
11:30 - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 - 1:45 PM Parent Discussion
2:00 - 5:00 PM Student classes
4:00 - 4:50 PM Suzuki Parent Lecture
5:00 - 6:30 PM Dinner
7:15 - 8:25 PM Faculty Recital

Wednesday, June 19

Time Activity
8:30 - 11:30 AM Student classes
12:00 PM No afternoon classes - go explore Missoula!

Thursday, June 20

Time Activity
8:30 - 11:30 AM Student classes
11:30 - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 - 1:50 PM Student-Run Talent Show
2:00 - 5:00 PM Student classes
4:00 - 4:50 PM Suzuki Parent Lecture
6:00 PM Dinner
7:15 PM Student Recital (Honors)

Friday, June 21

Time Activity
8:30 - 11:30 AM Student classes
11:30 - 1:00 PM Lunch
2:00 - 5:00 PM Student classes
5:00 - 6:15 PM Dinner
6:30 PM Students report to Music Building for tuning
6:45 PM Final Concert in the Recital Hall; Book 3 Teacher Training ends

Saturday, June 22

Time Activity
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Book 1 Teacher Training

Literature to include, but not limited to, most of the pieces listed below.

Violin Literature

Book 1

  • All pieces

Book 2

  • All pieces

Book 3

  • Gavotte in G minor – Bach
  • Bourree - Bach

Book 4

  • Concerto #5, 1st mvt - Seitz
  • Concerto in A minor, 1st mvt – Vivaldi
  • Concerto in D minor, 2 violins (vln 2) – Bach

Book 5

  • Concerto in A minor, 2nd mvt – Vivaldi
  • Gigue – Veracini
  • Concerto in D minor, 2 violins (vln 1) – Bach

Book 6

  • La Folia – Corelli
  • Gavotte - Rameau

Book 7

  • Minuet – Mozart
  • Concerto in A minor, 1st mvt – Bach

Book 8

  • Sonata in G minor, 1st & 2nd mvts – Eccles
  • Tambourin - Gretry

Viola Literature

Book 1

  • All pieces

Book 2

  • All pieces

Book 3

  • Gavotte in C minor – Bach
  • Minuet 439B – Mozart

Book 4

  • Concerto #2, 3rd mvt – Seitz
  • Concerto for 2 violas – Bach
  • Concerto in D major – Telemann

Book 5

  • Nina – Pergolesi

Book 6

  • Allegro – Fiocco
  • Hungarian Dance #5 - Brahms

Cello Literature

Book 1

  • All pieces

Book 2

  • All pieces

Book 3

  • Gavotte – Lully
  • Scherzo – Webster
  • Gavotte in C Minor – Bach

Book 4

  • Sonata in C major – 1st mvt. – Braval
  • Chanson Triste – Tchaikovsky

Book 5

  • Sonata in E minor - 2nd mvt. – Vivaldi
  • Danse Rustique – Squire

Book 6

  • The Swan – Saint-Saens
  • Allegro for 2 cellos - Vivaldi