String Program


Student String Program
(updated 1/31/19)
Program Tuition
April 1 - June 1
After June 1*

Strings (Books 1-3)


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Strings (Books 4+)


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* Participation in Institute is not guaranteed after June 1 and registration is subject to availability. and does not include the option of housing or food.

Tuition Includes: registration, student t-shirt, classes for all six hours (including enrichment), and parent classes. Housing and meals are available for purchase seperately.

Online Registration is Closed.

          Please contact Registrar Bronwen Godfrey 208-863-7706



Required Class Descriptions

MASTER CLASS provides an individual lesson with a master teacher. There are 3-4 students per class and the class time is shared. Students should come prepared to present a polished piece during the first class. When it is not their turn, they will observe the other student lessons. Parents are expected to attend this class with their student to take notes, observe, and help their student prepare for the next day’s classes.

TECHNIQUE a group class that provides an opportunity for students to improve tone, intonation, bowing, vibrato and shifting depending on their level.

REPERTOIRE provides an ensemble experience playing the Suzuki repertoire. Music from the repertoire list should be memorized. The repertoire list is in the next section below.

STRINGS ORCHESTRA provides an opportunity to sight read and follow a conductor. You will be placed in the orchestra most suited to your reading level. Traditional string students who are not attending Institute for the full day, may wish to participate on an “Enrichment Only” basis (please use registration form to register).

ENRICHMENT.  Each participant also is enrolled in two enrichment classes depending on age and book level. This is an opportunity to learn something new or broaden our experience. For description of classes, visit our Enrichment page.

Full-day students Book 1 will be enrolled in Hip Hop Dance and Arts & Crafts.

Book 2 and up will be enrolled in Mariachi and Hip Hop Dance.


Tuesday: Orientation at 8:30 am. Students have classes from 9am to 4pm.

Wednesday Night Super Swim:<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif'> Students bring your swimming attire and join us for so water play.

Tuesday-Thursday: 9am to 4pm. We will break for lunch from 12-1pm and recitals will be held at 4pm. If you wish to participate in one of these recitals, audition information can be found on our Honor Recital page.

Friday: Students have classes from 9am to 300pm. Final concert will be held from 3-5pm. 

NOTE: For the final concert on Friday, students wear black pants or skirts (knee length or longer) and white tops (no sleeveless, please) with black shoes and socks.

Repertoire List

The Suzuki Institute experience relies upon a deep and thorough knowledge of all learned repertoire. Students are strongly encouraged to review all of the books they have studied and to be well prepared with any previously learned piece in the Suzuki repertoire. Instructors will choose freely from pieces in the Suzuki sequence when working with both the technique and repertoire classes. Your institute experience will be much more satisfying if you review and polish in the months before institute.

*Advanced strings Book 4 and up will be assigned one piece from their current book and one additional piece that will be mailed upon registration. 

Violin Repertoire List

Book 1

Book 2
Chorus from “Judas Maccabaeus” – Handel
Hunter’s Chorus – von Weber
Bouree’ – Handel
The Two Grenadiers – Schumann
Minuet in G - Beethoven
Minuet – Boccherini

Book 3
Gavotte - Martini
Gavotte in G minor - Bach
Gavotte in D major - Bach



Viola Repertoire List

Book 1

Book 2
Chorus from “Judas Maccabaeus” – Handel
Hunter’s Chorus – Weber
The Two Grenadiers - Schumann
Gavotte – Lully
Minuet in G- Beethoven

                               Book 3
                       Gavotte - Martini
               Gavotte in G minor – Bach
                   Humoresque – Dvorak
                        Nina – Pergolesi

Cello Repertoire List

Book 1

Book 2
Chorus from “Judas Maccabaeus” – Handel
Long, Long Ago – Bayly
The Two Grenadiers – Schumann
Gavotte – Gossec
Minuet 1 – Bach
Hunter’s Chorus – Weber
March in G- Bach
Bouree’ – Handel

Book 3

Berceuse – Schubert
Scherzo – Webster
Humoresque – Dvorak
La Cinquaintaine – Marie

Book 4
Sonata in C, 1st mvt. –Brevel
Chanson Triste – Tchaikovsky

Book 5
Sonata No. 5, 1st mvt. – Vivaldi

Book 6
The Swan – Saint Saens
Tarantella - Brevel

Book 7
Courant – Bach
Gavotte in D Major – Popper