Fairbanks Suzuki Institute

May 31 - June 5, 2022
University of Alaska Fairbanks
312 Tanana Drive, Fairbanks, Alaska 99775

Presented by Fairbanks School of Talent Education in cooperation with the Fairbanks Symphony Association and the Department of Music, University of Alaska Fairbanks. The Fairbanks Suzuki Institute is approved by the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA).

Come join us under the Midnight Sun to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Fairbanks Suzuki Institute.

Fairbanks Suzuki Institute 2022 will mark the 40th anniversary year of institutes in Alaska. We’re back in person on the campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks and excited to share with you some highlights we have planned to celebrate this milestone.

After many years away, Michael McLean is returning as a composer in residence. We have commissioned him to compose a piece for all FSI participants to learn at the institute. Everyone will perform his new piece together on the final concert, with Michael McLean conducting. How exciting to have a special piece written to commemorate the 40th anniversary!

A distinguished alumnus of the institute, Zachary Spontak will be returning as the guest artist and master violin teacher. He will teach students during the institute week and perform the Showcase Recital on Friday evening. His beautiful tone and musical artistry will inspire us all.

Register early to reserve your spot and have priority in your chosen Enrichment classes, then plan ahead to complete your Graduation recording before the March 1st deadline. Make your commitment now to join us for the 40th Fairbanks Suzuki Institute and make our music ring to the summit of Denali.

Gail Johansen, Artistic Director

Michele Jeglum, Assistant Director and Registrar

Audra Carlson, Assistant Director and Program Coordinator


With much appreciation to our sponsors!