Dr. Suzuki instituted a graduation system in Japan many years ago. The purpose of the Graduation process is to raise standards for students and teachers, to provide an incentive to polish and review literature, and to provide a means of recognition for students who have achieved certain goals.
In order to graduate from each specified level, a student should be working at the specified current level of study, and at his/her teacher’s recommendation, must submit an audio recording of the corresponding pieces listed in the Graduation Guidelines.
There is a Graduation Concert where all the graduates perform together as a group. Each student will receive a written critique of their recording and a commemorative plaque at the Graduation Ceremony. Parents, friends and family are invited to attend the event and join us for a reception following the concert and award ceremony.
Graduation Guidelines for violin, viola, cello and guitar click here
(for all other instruments, please contact us for more information)
Chairman: Danette Schuh
Date: Saturday, May 16, 2020 - NEW DATE
Time: 2:00pm Rehearsal, 3:30pm Concert
Place: St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 5308 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, TX 77005
Fee: $52 for STXSA Family Members; $70 non-members
Application Deadline: Friday, October 11, 2019
(if students become ready to begin recording after the application deadline, late applications will be accepted)
CD Submission Deadline: Friday, March 20, 2020
(late recordings will not be accepted)