The Ithaca College Suzuki Institutes, the longest running in the Northeast, provide an opportunity to study the philosophy and teaching of renowned Japanese pedagogue Shinichi Suzuki. The institutes are patterned after Suzuki's summer school in Matsumoto, Japan, with teachers, students, and parents sharing in a program of instruction, motivation, and enjoyment.
Our program continues to grow in quality and numbers of students, parents, and teachers who have furthered their study and commitment to the Suzuki method and philosophy here at Ithaca College. An inspiring group of advanced players and artist faculty offer a rich environment to motivate our young students.
Special concerts in the James J. Whalen Center for Music by our faculty and distinguished guest artists lend the instructional program the atmosphere of a music festival. Come celebrate with us, experience the fine teaching of our outstanding faculty, and make new friends among the Suzuki families who travel from across the country and the world to study music at Ithaca, in the heart of the Finger Lakes region!
New for 2017 is our two week Heifetz Violin Program designed for those students who have completed one or more major concertos such as Bruch, Mendelssohn, and Lalo. Details may be found under the "Student Institute" description. As we look ahead to 2018, we expect to offer our re-designed Preludio program!