Suzuki Summer Institute
Suzuki Summer Institutes provide engaging and in-depth learning opportunities for students. STXSA helps support the growth of students’ music education by offering financial aid for Suzuki Summer Institutes. Financial assistance is available to a limited number of students of current STXSA Teacher members. The amount of each scholarship and quantity of scholarships available vary according to the funds available from the annual STXSA budget and yearly donations. One special scholarship, the “Ethan Atkinson Memorial Fund Guitar Scholarship,” will be awarded to one guitar student. In keeping with the Suzuki philosophy, these are not merit-based scholarships. Major determining factors for scholarships are a family’s commitment to the Suzuki philosophy, their financial need, and previous Institute attendance. Our goal is to give partial financial assistance to support students’, parents, and teachers’ visions of learning and growth.
- The entire application must be completed in order to be considered, including income information (See application for required income information).
- The student must write a short essay, one page maximum, about why attending a Suzuki Institute is important to him or her. If the student is unable to write an essay for any reason (age, disability, etc.), the student can submit a YouTube or Vimeo video in which the student explains why attending a Suzuki Institute is important to him or her. The essay will be evaluated for clarity and thoughtfulness.
- The student must submit a link to a video of a polished piece of music. This can be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo. If the piece is performed with an accompanist, the soloist must be clearly and easily heard. The selection must be from the standard Suzuki books.
- Once the application is received, STXSA will send the teacher recommendation form to the student’s teacher. The student’s family is not responsible for the submission of the teacher recommendation form.
- During the selection process, the Scholarship Committee will evaluate the commitment of the student’s family to the Suzuki Philosophy (included in the teacher evaluation), the family’s income, the essay, and the recording. Priority will be given to students who have not yet attended a Suzuki Institute.
- All applications must be submitted by March 1st, 2024
To view available Suzuki Summer Institutes, visit the link below:
Stay tuned: the scholarship application will open in 2024!