Master of Music in Suzuki Pedagogy

This degree program is open to candidates whose major performance areas are violin or viola. There is a two-year residence requirement. Candidates are required to attend the Suzuki Teacher Institute during the summer between the two years of residency.

Although specific audition requirements vary, all candidates must demonstrate the ability to perform a recital successfully during the period of degree study and must meet the audition requirements expected of all performance degree applicants.

Degree Requirements


MUED 57100

Suzuki Seminar I


MUED 57200

Suzuki Seminar II


MUED 67300

Suzuki Practicum I


MUED 67400

Suzuki Practicum II


MUED 74x00

Summer Suzuki Teacher Institute


MUMC 59700

Survey of Violin and Viola Literature


MUMC 61100/61200

Recital (performance or lecture)


MUTH 65200

Bibliography and Research in Music


PFMJ 6xxxx

Performance (major instrument)


PFMJ 6xxxx

Performance (minor instrument or ensemble)


MUxx xxxxx





The decision to present either a performance or lecture-recital is up to the student and the major performance studies teacher, in consultation with the graduate chair in music.

Summer Suzuki Teacher Institute

The Ithaca College Summer Suzuki Teacher Institute provides an intensive study of the Suzuki method with guest instructors. A broadened view of the method itself is presented together with an opportunity to share in discussion groups with a wide range of teachers and graduate students. The institute also provides opportunities to observe 40 to 50 international faculty members at work with students from the United States and Canada.

Students normally enroll in two SAA unit courses during the summer institute, for a total of 3 credits.

Each Suzuki summer institute course is an in-depth study of the repertoire of one SAA unit, with emphasis on both the pedagogical understanding and the performance skills of the pieces.

SAA Unit Credits
MUED 74000 Foundation Unit 1.5
MUED 74100 Unit I 1.5
MUED 74200 Unit II 1.5
MUED 74300 Unit III 1.5
MUED 74400 Unit IV 1.5
MUED 74500 Unit V 1.5
MUED 74600 Unit VI 1.5
MUED 74700 Unit VII 1.5
MUED 74800 Unit VIII 1.5