Suzuki String Institute

The 50th Anniversary

June 15 - 20, 2014

Our Suzuki Summer Institute in Louisville, Kentucky, is one of the oldest ongoing institutes in the nation. This summer’s Institute promises to continue a long tradition of quality instruction to students of all ages and levels. Highlights include:



  • NEW! Advanced Program with chamber music (open to Traditional and Suzuki students without audition) taught by Michele Higa George, violin; Dr. Timothy
  • Durbin, violin; Avi Friedlander, cello; and Mary Ann Estabrook-Tortolano, viola.
  • NEW! Wayne Krigger returns with his famous “Movement Class.”
  • NEW! Laura Speno will teach a “Suzuki Early Childhood Education Class” for babies and toddlers.
  • NEW! Leopard Percussion Teachers will offer a Percussion Class.
  • NEW! 50th Birthday Celebration with a Faculty Concert and Birthday Cake!
  • NEW! Students will play the National Anthem at the River Bats baseball game!
  • NEW! The Suzuki Institute will have it’s own personal cruise on the Belle of Louisville with dinner, music and dancing.


  • Dr. Timothy Durbin will teach all Technique classes Books 1+.
  • Dr. Steve Hendricks will lead our Workshop Choir, ages 8+.
  • Hays Hendricks will lead a Dulcimer Workshop, Grade 3+.
  • Sunday will kick off with our Pizza Party, O pening Play-In and Ice Cream Social.

One of our teachers, Michele Higa George will be unable to attend and teach for us. Gabe Bolkosky has graciously agreed to step in at the last minute and teach for our advanced string program. I am sure everyone will miss Michele and we will have her at a future event. Please be sure to sign up as soon as you can as spots in the advanced program are filling up quickly. Gabe is a very popular teacher and we are very fortunate to have him agree to teaching for us this summer. Welcome Gabe!!

For further information or to receive a brochure by mail, contact: Blaise Poth, Institute Director 502-852-0537 • Email

The University of Louisville proudly presents the 50th annual Suzuki Summer String Institute for violin, viola, cello and Suzuki Early Childhood Education ages 0-18.

Fall Workshop Brochure 2014 and Registration

UofL Save the Dates Workshop 2015

2014 Institute Brochure

2014 Suzuki String Institute Registration

2014 Suzuki Summer String Institute Scholarship Forms

2014 Faculty Information

2014 Summer Institute Special Pieces

2014 Institute Suzuki Review List Violin

2014 Institute Suzuki Review List Viola

2014 Institute Suzuki Review List Cello

2014 Corporate Sponsors

Volunteer Opportunities

New Beginning Viola Class

Young Composers Enrichment Class.