The 11th annual Intermountain Suzuki Institute will convene on the campus of Utah State University Monday for sessions June 20-July 1.
Taking part will be more than 1,000 Suzuki students, parents and teachers from all over the United States and Canada, as well as guest faculty members from as far away as Australia and Japan.Registrants will receive instruction the first week in piano, violin, viola, cello and string bass, and the second week in piano, flute, guitar and harp. The string-bass program is new this year, as are classes in early child education.
In addition to daily private and group instruction, students will also be able to participate in various enrichment courses, including orchestra, chamber music, chorus, dance, art and oragami. There will also be skills-enhancement classes for teachers.
A number of concerts and recitals will be presented during the institute, all at the Chase Fine Arts Center. They are open to the public free of charge.
Tuesday at 7 p.m. there will be a faculty recital featuring, among others, Anastasia Gempelis of the Eastman School of Music and Australia's Nehama Patkin.
Friday's schedule includes a chamber-music recital (3:40 p.m.), a five-piano recital (5 p.m.), an orchestral concert (6 p.m.), a choral concert (7:30 p.m.) and a violin recital (8 p.m.)
Another faculty recital will be presented June 28 at 7 p.m.. Among the soloists will be Tatsumi Shiojima from the Suzuki Talent Education Institute in Matsumoto, Japan. Then July 1 there will be performances featuring guitar (3:40 p.m.), harp (5 p.m.), flute (6:15 p.m.), chorus (7 p.m.) and piano (7:30 p.m.).
For further information contact the Suzuki Association of Utah at 943-1237 (Salt Lake City) or 753-6040 (Logan), or the USU Division of Conferences and Institutes (750-1751).