Graduation

Friday, June 2

Suzuki Graduation is a very special event. Please discuss it with your private teacher and begin the preparation process early. Students may apply to graduate from a level when they are playing a full book beyond the piece for their graduation level.

To graduate from Level I, a student must be working in Book 3 at the time of the recording. All of Book 1 must be recorded and submitted in ONE SINGLE recording. You may NOT submit separate recordings for each piece. You may however pause your recording to take a break between pieces and resume. Graduating from Level 1 can seem like a daunting task for parents. Contact Audra Carlson at carlson2025@yahoo.com or 907-457-8049 with questions.

To graduate from levels II to X, students must be working at or beyond the level of the next graduation piece at the time the recording is made. Pieces submitted previously do not need to be recorded again, but levels may not be skipped. Please note that after Level I, only the listed piece needs to be recorded to graduate from subsequent levels.

The graduation application form will be available online only and must be submitted with your Institute registration. The application fee for graduation is $25 for each graduation level selected.

As part of the graduation process, you must submit a YouTube video of the recording providing the link to the following email address: carlson2025@yahoo.com. In the email, please provide the Student’s Name, Instrument, Graduation Level (NOT BOOK NUMBER), Piece and Composer. Please cc your private teacher so we can verify that your recording(s) have been approved prior to submittal. Graduation video performances are required to graduate and MUST be approved by your private teacher before submission. Piano accompaniment is required. The graduation application, fee and recording must be submitted no later than March 15. No exceptions will be made.

Graduation recording upload instructions.
Graduation Pieces

The people listed below are available on a fee for service basis to assist you in the recording process as needed:

Accompanist: Jim Spontak, 907-388-8625; spontak@gci.net
Video Recording:Chris Carlson, 907-457-8049, carlson2025@yahoo.com or Chad Stadig, 907-242-0889, chad.stadig@gmail.com

The graduation concert will be Friday, June 2.