Louisville Suzuki Summer String Institute

56th Annual Louisville Suzuki Summer String Institute!
June 13 - 18, 2021 - postposed to June 12- 17, 2022

2021 Update:
Dear Students, Families, and Teachers -
The health and safety of students and families, whether Louisville-based or guests, is of primary concern. It is certainly best to limit the amount of travel we all make and limit our interaction with others as much as possible. For U of L's official updates you may visit:

It makes the most sense to prioritize safety and still manage to bring Suzuki students together from across the country. As a result, or hope was to offer an online institute this year, but there are many factors that support a successful institute and we have made the difficult to decision to postpone and resume in 2022 with an in person institute.

Next summer, we hope to see familiar students and some new faces, in addition to returning faculty and additional faculty with increased course offerings supported by the Suzuki philosophy.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2022 Institute where students can continue Making Music - Making Friends

Thank you,
Michael Hill
Institute Director

June 12 - 17, 2022

Our Suzuki Summer String Institute is one of the oldest ongoing institutes in the nation. Join us for the 56th institute as we continue a long tradition of quality instruction to students of all ages and levels. The program will include special events, concerts, and activities along with inspiring classes young musicians will remember and benefit from throughout the year! 2021 will be a unique year, with our institute being held online via Zoom. I am confident our outstanding faculty will deliver the same enrichment and inspiration as always, but in the comfort of your own home!
Each year we welcome back our accomplished faculty and a few new faces as well, including Advanced Violin faculty member Dr. Geoffrey Herd who will be the new violin faculty at the University of Louisville School of Music. Faculty performers will be featured on our Celebration Concert on Tuesday, June 15. Our Advanced Program faculty also includes Dr. Timothy Durbin, violin, Joanna Binford, viola, and Rodney Farrar, cello. 

We also welcome back Crystal Plohman Wiegman. Her expertise in many styles of fiddling and the Suzuki Method makes her an inspiration to thousands of young players. As a performer, clinician, pedagogue, and composer, she has dedicated the past twenty-five years to sharing her knowledge across the fiddling spectrum. She is currently Senior Artist Teacher of Suzuki Violin and Fiddling at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University.

Our fantastic faculty members inspire and encourage young musicians across the nation through their home studios and teaching at institutes, workshops, and other events. We are excited to offer additional Enrichment classes again this year as well!

The 2021 Summer Institute will be the highlight of many families’ summer events. We hope to see you there!
Michael Hill, Institute Director (502) 852 1859 mdhill07@louisville.edu

For more info. please call 502 852 1859



2021 Suzuki Summer String Institute FACULTY list

2021 Suzuki Summer String Institute Brochure; Faculty, Class, & Event Information; Tuition Information

2021 Suzuki Summer String Institute Scholarship Forms (PDF)

2021 Suzuki Summer String Institute CELLO Review List (PDF)

2021 Suzuki Summer String Institute VIOLA Review List (PDF)

2020Suzuki Summer String Institute VIOLIN Review List (PDF)

2019 Suzuki Summer String Institute Photos

2017Suzuki Summer String Institute Photos

Student preparation is a critical component of a successful Institute. This includes all review material. Please consider this as you select the appropriate class registration, with your teacher's guidance, for your young musician. All registrations must be returned by May 1, 2022, to permit adequate time for participants to review and polish the Institute repertoire. Enrollment is limited so register early.

There will be an early bird registration of $80 until April 1. After April, the registration fee is $90 until May 1.
Any registration postmarked after May 1 will be assessed a $100 registration fee. 

Classes are located in the School of Music building on the University of Louisville Belknap campus. Housing is available nearby in the
university's residence hall or at hotels, such as along Crittenden Drive. All buildings are air-conditioned and accessible. Several restaurants are within walking distance of the School of Music.

For more information contact: Michael Hill, Institute Director 502-852-1859 • Email