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Suzuki Training

We are excited to once again offer Suzuki Teacher Training at the University of Tennessee. Below, please find all the pertinent information regarding dates, personnel, costs and registration. If you have any questions, please feel contact Geoffrey Herd at gherd@utk.edu.

ECC: May 11, 2020 11 AM – 4 PM with teacher trainer James Hutchins
Violin Book 1: May 12th – 19nd with teacher trainer James Hutchins
Violin Book 2: May 12th – 15th with teacher trainer James Hutchins
Violin Book 3: May 15th – May 19st with teacher trainer James Hutchins

Cello Book 1: May 12th – 19th with teacher trainer Melissa Kraut
Cello Book 7: May 12th – 15th with teacher trainer Melissa Kraut
Cello Book 8: May 16th – May 19th with teacher trainer Melissa Kraut

Costs

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (for registrations paid by April 15th)

  • ECC: $100
  • Book 1: $600
  • Book 2: $400
  • Book 3: $400

REGULAR REGISTRATION (for registrations paid after April 15th)

  • ECC: $125
  • Book 1: $700
  • Book 2: $450
  • Book 3: $450

To register for training, you must do 5 things:

  1. Have an active Suzuki Association membership. Please visit https://suzukiassociation.org/about/membership/ to join or renew your SAA membership.
  2. Submit an audition recording and be approved to get training by the SAA. The cost of this teacher audition is cheaper if submitted 8 weeks before training begins. In any case, however, the recording must be submitted 10 days before your training is scheduled to begin. Please visit  https://suzukiassociation.org/teachers/training/audition/  for information and submission instructions.
  3. Email Geoff Herd (gherd@utk.edu ) to confirm your intention to register for any of the ECC or violin training, or Wesley Baldwin (wbaldwin@utk.edu ) to confirm your intention of registering for cello training.
  4. Go here to submit payment: https://music.utk.edu/ugrad/payments.php
    50% tuition refund is available until May 1. Payment is non-refundable after May 1. Note, if UT cancels this training due to the Covid-19 situation, all tuitions will be refunded.

All housing and other accommodations are the responsibility of the participant. Unfortunately, there is no on campus housing available, but we recommend using AirBnb, which is very affordable in Knoxville. If you prefer a hotel, many are available for booking through numerous websites including priceline and kayak.com.

Schedule

Violin Book 1

Monday, May 11th ECC
9AM - 4 PM
Lecture
6
Tuesday, May 12th
9 AM - 12:30 PM
5:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Lecture
Observation
3.5
1.5
Wednesday, May 13th
9 AM - 12:30 PM
5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
Lecture
Observation
3.5
1.25
Thursday, May 14th
9 AM - 12:30 PM
5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
Lecture
Observation
3.5
1.25
Friday, May 15th
9 AM - 12:30 PM
5:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Lecture
Observation
3.5
1.5
Saturday, May 16th
9 AM - 12:30 PM
5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
Lecture
Observation
3.5
1.25
Sunday, May 17th
9 AM - 12:30 PM
5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
Lecture
Observation
3.5
1.25
Monday, May 18th
9 AM - 12:30 PM
Lecture
3.5
Tuesday, May 19th
9 AM - 12:30 PM
Lecture
3.5
 
 
Total Lecture
28 HRS
 
 
Total Observation
16 HRS

Violin Book 2

Monday, May 11th
4:15 PM - 7:15 PM
Lecture
3
Tuesday, May 12th
1:30 PM - 5 PM
5:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Lecture
Observation
3.5
1.5
Wednesday, May 13th
1:30 PM - 5 PM
5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
Lecture
Observation
3.5
1.25
Thursday, May 14th
1:30 PM - 5 PM
5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
Lecture
Observation
3.5
1.25
Friday, May 15th
1:30 PM - 3 PM
3 PM - 5 PM
5:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Lecture
Lecture
Observation
1.5
2
1.5

Book 3

Saturday, May 16th
1:30 PM - 5 PM
5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
Lecture
Observation
3.5
1.25
Sunday, May 17th
1:30 PM - 5 PM
5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
Lecture
Observation
3.5
1.25
Monday, May 18th
1:304 PM - 5 PM
Lecture
3.5
Tuesday, May 19th
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lecture
2.5
 
 
Total Lecture
30 HRS
 
 
Total Observation
16 HRS

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