We recommend focusing your time and energy on institute for the week in order to fully benefit from the institute experience. 

If you’re interested in registering as an observer for the week, please make a donation of any amount to the institute and then contact Erin (see below). Donate here: https://japanseattle.org/support/

If you are registered and are looking for Zoom links, check your spam folder for an email sent 7/30 titled Schedule, Links, and Tech Tips before contacting Erin (see below). 

Monday, August 2, 2021: First day for students

9 am Tech Check, Tuning, and Office Hours with the Director
10 am Multi-instrument Play-along
10:30 am Opening Ceremony
11 am Honors Recital
12 pm Lunch/ Office Hours/Drop-in Practice (also on Wednesday)
1 – 3 pm

Afternoon classes begin

is the first full day with morning classes held at 9, 10 , and 11 am, as well as afternoon classes.
Wednesday – full day of classes
Thursday  – full day of classes and last day of afternoon classes.

Friday, August 6, 2021

9 -11 am Last day of morning classes
12 pm Lunch
1 pm Informal Recitals (watch for sign up notifications via email)
2 pm Twinkle Finale

Special Events


Tuesday 12 pm: Lunch Bunch Parent Talk – Recipe for the Happiness of Suzuki Children 
Dr. Alice Ann O’Neill presents essentials of the Suzuki Method to help parents raise happy Suzuki children. There will be time for discussion and questions.

Tuesday 7 pm: Parent Talk with teacher trainer and physchotherapist, Edmund Sprunger

Wednesday 3-5 pm: Young Artist Cello Masterclass with Amy Barston

Wednesday 7 pm:  Faculty Recital – Amy Sue Barston, cello, and Noreen Polera, piano, featuring composer Allison Loggins-Hull introducing her work, Stolen

Thursday 12 pm – Growing Up Suzuki: My Journey as a Professional Musician
Violinist Corin Lee shares memories and reflects on the influence of his parents and summer institutes in becoming a professional musician.

Thursday 2-3 pm – Young Artist Violin Masterclass with Jeff Thayer

Thursday 7 pm – Informal Discussion with Nakajima Sensai 
Teachers, parents, and interested students are welcome to join in a teaching-focused conversation with Nakajima Sensai, who will join us via Zoom from Japan. Log on a few minutes early to submit questions via chat or email them to Erin (see below) in advance.