We regret to announce that Montana Suzuki Institute 2022 has been cancelled. Check back here in January 2023 for information on future MSI events.

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The Suzuki Method is based on the principle that all children possess ability that can be developed and enhanced through a nurturing environment. Though the Suzuki method enables children to play music to a high standard, and many Suzuki-trained students have become highly acclaimed professional musicians, the training of professionals is not the aim: the emphasis throughout is on the development of the whole child through a supportive community, one in which parents and teachers work together to ensure that the full potential of every child is reached.

For nearly 40 years, Missoula has hosted the Montana Suzuki Institute each summer. This week-long event offers students an intensive yet fun musical experience. Approved and guided by the principles of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, the Institute also trains and develops teachers in the Suzuki method. These combined activities promote musical and personal growth in young musicians, families, and communities.

To further this mission, the Missoula Symphony Association recently announced the Lamar Blum Scholarship, in honor of the director who led MSI from 2005 through 2019. This scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving student who would benefit from financial assistance to attend the Institute.  

The Missoula Symphony Association is proud to present the Montana Suzuki Institute.  Your support in any amount will make a meaningful impact. Thank you!

The Montana Suzuki Institute is presented by the Missoula Symphony Association, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, federal tax ID #81-0290730. All donations are 100% tax-deductible.

Note: Clicking on the Donate Now button below will take you to the Missoula Symphony Donor Login page. Here you can login with your existing username and password or create a new account.  Under “Donor Level” on the second page of the form, choose MT Suzuki from the drop-down menu.

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