New Jersey Suzuki Workshop
for Suzuki Violin Students Books 1 – 5
Workshop Director: Aimee Morrill Briant
July 11 – 13
Assistant Directors: Barbara Greenberg, Louise McClure, Nancy Modell, and Chika Mimura
Friday 3:00 – 8:00 PM*
Sat & Sun 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Immerse yourself in a weekend of music-making with Suzuki students and teachers! This workshop includes Every Child Can! for teachers and parents, a Pre-Twinkle violin class, and the core student workshop for violinists in Suzuki Books 1 – 5. We'll kick off the weekend with a play-in on Friday evening, offer master classes, group classes, and enrichment classes with our renowned clinicians throughout the weekend, and end on Sunday with a concert for all participants. Summer is a perfect time of the year for musical motivation! Come enjoy a quality Suzuki Weekend in your own backyard. Make new friends while sharing the joy of making music!
Students participating in the full workshop must have polished their Twinkles. Participants will be placed in master classes and group classes according to age and repertoire. As with any Suzuki workshop, festival, or institute, repertoire must be played from memory, and parents or caregivers are required to attend classes.
All participants will attend group and enrichment classes on Saturday and Sunday. Each student will also participate in one master class with one of our clinicians, with the option to sign up for an additional master class (additional $40 tuition fee). Parents will attend a special talk on Saturday. Each day of the workshop will include either a play-in or a concert.
*Some master classes will be scheduled on Friday between 3:00 and 7:00 PM. Please indicate on the registration form if you are available during this time.
NEW this year: Pre-Twinkle Violin Class
On Saturday, July 12 at 3:15 PM, we will offer a Pre-Twinkle class for beginner violinists (those who have not yet mastered Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and variations). Students must already have a private Suzuki violin teacher. Movement, posture, rhythm, and singing activities will be used to enhance foundational skills. Students who enroll in the Pre-Twinkle Class will also have the opportunity to participate in one enrichment class on Saturday.
The New Jersey Suzuki Workshop and Pre-Twinkle Class will be held on the campus of Westminster Choir College in Princeton. Directions will be included in the confirmation packet.
|Fees for NJ Suzuki Workshop||Before May 15||After May 15|
|Core Student Workshop without additional master class||$140||$170|
|Core Student Workshop with additional master class||$180||$210|
Payment in full must accompany all registrations for the New Jersey Suzuki Workshop. Cancellations after June 1 will receive a refund of $75 if another student can be placed from a waiting list. (Exception: there are no refunds for the Pre-Twinkle Class after June 1.)
$50 Late Fee added to tuition for registrations received within one week prior to starting date of workshop.
Every Child Can!© An Introduction to Suzuki Education
Friday, July 11
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
An Introduction to Suzuki Education
As described by the Suzuki Association of the Americas, ECC “is a one-day introductory course on the Suzuki philosophy and its application to education. For parents, teachers, prospective teachers and others, this course provides an inspiring, in-depth look at the Suzuki approach to teaching and learning. For teachers, ECC serves as the first course in the Suzuki Association of the Americas Teacher Development Program.” To learn more about the course, visit the Suzuki Association of the Americas website (www.suzukiassociation.org).
Every Child Can! will be held on the campus of Westminster Choir College in Princeton. Directions will be included in the confirmation packet.
|Fees for Every Child Can!||Before May 15||After May 15|
Every Child Can! fee includes all class instruction, registration materials, and lunch.
Payment in full must accompany all registrations for Every Child Can! Cancellations after June 1 will receive a refund of $75 if another student can be placed from a waiting list.