Suzuki Summer Institute

Calgary Suzuki Summer Institute - Piano, Guitar and Brass - July 3 to 10, 2018

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A Summer Institute can be one of the most inspiring and rewarding experiences for a Suzuki family. Teachers, parents and children are immersed in an environment of listening, performing, observing and being challenged with new ideas. The shared experiences develop new friendships and provide motivation that lasts throughout the year.

The Calgary Suzuki Summer Institute takes place at the beginning of July, conveniently scheduled to allow families to experience an educational vacation like no other!  Come and attend the Summer Institute and while you are here, plan to extend your stay and experience the world renowned Calgary Stampede—The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth!

The beautiful new Taylor Center for the Performing Arts, which houses Mount Royal University’s Conservatory, is a nurturing environment; the perfect setting for master classes, group classes, enrichment activities and teacher development courses. 

On campus residences provide teachers and families with economical housing options during peak tourist season.  All prices are in Canadian dollars giving American Suzuki participants an opportunity to save even more!
 

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience an educational holiday in Calgary, Alberta - the Gateway to the Canadian Rocky Mountains.    

 


 

For Teachers:

The Calgary Suzuki Summer Institute will offer the following Teacher Training Courses:

The Calgary Suzuki Summer Institute will host the only North American teacher training course for all brass instruments.  Once again, this course will be offered for trumpet, and it will now include teacher training for french horn, trombone, euphonium/baritone, and tuba.

All of the teacher training courses are SAA certified  

Suzuki Teacher Development Program

Every Child Can:  An Introduction to the Suzuki Philosophy and Method  (July 2, 2018;  9:00am - 5:00pm) - $140

This one-day course provides an inspiring, in-depth look at the Suzuki approach to teaching and learning. For teachers, "ECC" is the first course required in the Suzuki Association of the Americas Teacher Development Program. No audition or membership required. This course is for parents, teachers or anyone interested in the Suzuki method.

Observation Opportunity for Teachers (July 4 - 8, 2018) - $95

Opportunity for any teacher to observe student classes at the Summer Institute including master classes, group classes and enrichment classes. 

July 4, 2018 -  Opening Concert, Registration and Orientation

July 5 - 8, 2018 (Classes scheduled  9:00am - 5:00pm) 

Piano Unit 1 (July 3 – 10, 2018) - $675

This foundational course covers the philosophy and method necessary to begin teaching Suzuki piano lessons. It includes the necessary pedagogy techniques for starting young students and covers the complete Book 1 repertoire. (Nicole Wilton, Faculty)

Piano Unit 5 (July 4 – 8, 2018) - $495

This course continues training on the implementation of the Suzuki philosophy using the Suzuki Book 5 Repertoire and is taught within the SAA guidelines including observation opportunities. Comprehensive SAA Audition required.   Prerequisite is successful completion and registration of a Piano Units 1 - 3 Teacher Development Courses. (Annette Lee, Faculty)

Guitar Unit 1 (July 3 - 10, 2018) - $675

This course continues training on the philosophy and method necessary to teach Suzuki guitar lessons. It includes the necessary pedagogy techniques for starting young students and covers the complete Book 1 repertoire. Prerequisite is is successful completion and registration of ECC and SAA Guitar audition. (Joseph Pecoraro, Faculty) 

Guitar Unit 3 (July 4 – 8, 2018) - $495

This course continues training on the implementation of the Suzuki philosophy using the Suzuki Book 3 Repertoire and is taught within the SAA guidelines including observation opportunities No additional audition requirements. Prerequisite is successful completion and registration of a Guitar Unit 2 Teacher Development Course. (Andrea Cannon, Faculty)

Brass Unit 1 (July 3-10, 2018) - $1,600

This foundational course covers the philosophy and method necessary to begin teaching Suzuki lessons for any brass instrument.

     

Please refer to the Suzuki Association of the Americas guidelines for prerequisite courses, audition requirements and submission deadlines. 

The Mount Royal Conservatory's Suzuki Summer Institutes are SAA approved Suzuki Teacher Development Programs. See SAA guidelines for teacher development prerequisites at www.suzukiassociation.org

*All fees in Canadian dollars. Fees include all applicable taxes.  

 

SAA Teacher Development – Scholarship Opportunity

 

SAA Teacher Development scholarships provide tuition assistance for pedagogy study at approved Summer Institutes, Latin American Festivals, workshops, or through other SAA-approved Teacher Development programs. Decisions are based primarily on merit, with consideration also given to expressed need. Awards are limited to the study of Suzuki book units and the SAA Practicum and paid directly to the Institute, university or sponsoring agency after SAA receives verification of the applicant’s acceptance into the course/program. Scholarships will not be awarded to the same applicant for more than 3 consecutive years, or for more than 3 times over a 5-year period. Applications must be submitted to the SAA.

Click here for details.

 

Registration for teachers

Registration opens March 12, 2018.

Teacher Development Courses Registration Deadline:  May 10, 2018

 

To register :

Step 1:  Fill out the appropriate registration form and submit online or hand in a hard copy to the Conservatory front desk.

Step 2:  After March 12, 2018, Call (or visit) the MRU Conservatory office at 403-440-6821 to complete your registration and payment.

 

Deadline to Complete Registration and Payment:  May 10, 2018

 

Please note that once you have registered for the Teacher Development Course at the Calgary Suzuki Summer Institute, you must also meet the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) criteria prior to the beginning of the course.  This includes SAA membership and the submission of an acceptable audition video.  Link to the SAA requirements can be found here.

Registration Forms:

For the online registration form, click here.

If you have any questions, please email Marg Caspell or call the MRU Conservatory office 403-440-6821.

Return the completed Registration Form(s) to:

MRU Conservatory
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Calgary, AB Canada T3E 6K6
Fax: 403-440-6594
Email: conservatory@mtroyal.ca


 

For Students and Parents:

All students will participate in:

  • Opening Concert, Orientation and Registration evening 
  • Mid Day Feature Concerts 
  • Celebration Recitals to share each student’s Summer Institute achievement  
  • Social events and time to share ideas and experiences with other Suzuki families Parent Workshop and Discussion Forums
  • Practice rooms are available for individual study.

Suzuki Piano, Trumpet and Guitar Student Program (those studying in Suzuki Books 1 – 4) will have a daily schedule that includes three or more classes

  • Master Class
  • Instrument Specific Group Class
  • Enrichment class
  • Large Group activity class during the Parent Workshop

The Calgary Suzuki Summer Institute follows the Suzuki model and therefore a parent, preferably the practicing parent, must accompany their children to master classes and be present to guide their children through the day.

Suzuki Piano, Trumpet and Guitar Teen/Advanced Program (those studying in Suzuki Book 4 & up or advanced RCM repertoire (Gr 8 and above) or who have completed Suzuki Trumpet Repertoire will have a daily schedule that includes 4 or more classes:

  • Master Class
  • Instrument Specific Group Class 
  • Enrichment Class
  • Transfer Instrument or Transfer Orchestra or Ensemble Class
  • Collaborative performance opportunities

The Teen/Advanced program will include a half day of classes on Wednesday, July 4th.

The Teen/Advanced program does not require parental supervision throughout the day for students who are 13 years of age and older, however, parents are welcome to attend with their teen.  

 


 

Student Program July 4 – 8, 2018

*Discounted Sibling Rate Available - See Registration Form

 

July 4 - Opening Concert, Registration, Orientation

July 5-8 - Classes Scheduled 9:00am-5:00pm  - Younger students are scheduled for shorter days whenever possible.               

Suzuki Piano Student - $395

For students studying Suzuki repertoire Books 1-3. 

Suzuki Guitar Student - $395

For students studying Suzuki repertoire Books 1-3. 

Suzuki Trumpet Student - $395

For trumpet students studying Suzuki repertoire.

   

Teen/Advanced Student Program July 4 – 8, 2018

*Discounted Sibling Rate Available - See Registration Form

 

July 4 - Opening Concert, Registration, Orientation

July 5-8 - Classes Scheduled 9:00am-5:00pm  - Younger students are scheduled for shorter days whenever possible.

 

Suzuki Piano Teen/Advanced Student - $445

For students who are studying Suzuki Piano Book 4 and up, or who are currently studying advanced piano repertoire (RCM Gr 8 and above).

Suzuki Guitar Teen/Advanced Student - $445

For students who are studying Suzuki Guitar Book 4 and up, or who are currently studying advanced guitar repertoire.

Trumpet Teen/Advanced Student- $445

For students who have a minimum of 2 years of trumpet experience. No Suzuki training required.

 

 


 

Registration for students

Registration opens March 12, 2018.

Student Registration deadline May 10, 2018.

To register :

Step 1:  Fill out the appropriate registration form and submit online or hand in a hard copy to the Conservatory front desk.

Step 2:  After March 12, 2018, Call (or visit) the MRU Conservatory office at 403-440-6821 to complete your registration and payment.

 

Deadline to Complete Registration and Payment:  May 10, 2018


Registration Forms:

For the online registration form, click here.

If you have any questions, please email Marg Caspell or call the MRU Conservatory office 403-440-6821.

Return the completed Registration Form(s) to:

MRU Conservatory
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Calgary, AB Canada T3E 6K6
Fax: 403-440-6594
Email: conservatory@mtroyal.ca

Residency Options

Guest accommodations in our East Townhouse include: linens, towels, basic kitchen items. We only have 4 bedroom townhouses available. Due to the timing of the event (Stampede Week) we reserve the right to place you in our West Apartments which consist of the same 4 bedrooms, 2 bathroom and full kitchens. All units are fully furnished including a single bed, each in a private room, full kitchen and living room with cable television. Our entire complex has high speed wireless internet throughout. Four-bedroom units include two full washrooms. Rate is $54.50 per night per bedroom.

Online tour

PLEASE NOTE: A number of units are held for this group, the cut off date for this block booking is May 1, 2018. After this cut-off date, any held, but unreserved rooms will be released to the general public and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Registrants requiring accommodation should book directly with Residence Services. Be sure to request the Suzuki Summer Institute Group Rate when booking. 
Toll-free: 1.866.264.7875
Tel:. 403.440.6275
Fax: 403.440.6281
E-mail: residence@mtroyal.ca

Parking

Paid parking is available on campus.

Meals

Wyckham House Food Court is open daily. Other food facilities near campus are also available.