Intermountain Suzuki String Institute

Advanced String Camp

$525

Includes t-shirt and Tuesday night teen dinner activity in addition to a $50 family registration fee. If you register after April 1st you will be charged a $75 late fee in addition to the registration fee and tuition. Please register on time.

We encourage anyone wanting a more intensive chamber music experience to also register for Fry Street Days which begins on June 12th. You may do so by checking the box on your registration screen where it asks. This seminar is limited to the first 32 students to register.

The Advanced String Camp is certainly the highlight of our institute for advanced students. Most participants are junior high school and high school students.The camp is for both Suzuki graduates and traditional students who have reached the advanced concerto level. The camp is not a Suzuki program, so traditional students who meet the playing level requirements feel very comfortable participating. Advanced String Camp students are especially encouraged to apply for the noon recitals.

ASC will include five days which will enable you to have more time in master classes and to perfect your chamber performances and orchestra skills. Social activities will be provided throughout the week with a social on Tuesday night.

Five Hour Core - The Advanced String Camp curriculum includes a master class, chamber group, group performance class and two hours each day of orchestra. The pieces listed below are to be prepared for the group performance class. The performance class is just one part of the overall string camp experience, and many students may be performing more advanced music in their master classes. The purpose of the group performance class is to expand repertoire, create camaraderie and the opportunity to work with the guest artist teachers.

*Note-Be sure that you memorize the pieces listed under the Code (V10, Q5, C5, etc.) you registered for.

Violinists who would like to play the viola in their chamber groups, e-mail your request to ISSI Artistic Director, Karen Child, kcviolins@gmail.com


V10 – Nicolette Solomon

For Students who are beyond Suzuki Book 8 

Prepare and memorize the following pieces for group performance:

1.    Sonatensatz by Brahms (International edition)

Bowings/fingerings are on the ISSI website (transfer them to your own copy please)

2. Care to Tango Book 2 by Michael McLean (Alfred Music)

Learn “Sicilenne Op. 78” for Two Violins by Faure/McLean

Part will be assigned upon registration


 V11 – Koen Rens

For students currently 8th grade or below who have learned at least two major concertos and been out of Suzuki book 8 for at least one year

Prepare and memorize the following pieces for group performance:

1. Reve d’enfant by Ysaye (Ludwig Masters Publications)

2. Ritual Fire Dance by De Falla (Chester Music)


 V12 – Jenny Oaks Baker

For students currently 9th grade and above who have learned at least two major concertos and been out of Suzuki book 8 for at least two years

Prepare and memorize the following pieces for group performance:

1. Amazing Grace arranged by Kurt Bestor (Jackman Music)

2. Souvenir d’Amerique by Vieuxtemps (Galaxy Music Corporation)

Bowings/fingerings are on the ISSI website (transfer them to your own copy please)


Q5 – Sarah Smale

Prepare and memorize the following pieces for group performance:

1. Allegro by Fiocco (Suzuki Book 6 Revised edition)

2. Shorter Pieces for Viola and Piano by Rebecca Clarke

Learn “Lullaby” (Oxford University Press)


 C5 – Cello Book 7 and beyond

Please work with your teacher to ensure you are preparing the pieces on this list, at your current level, and not jumping ahead to repertoire that is not appropriate to your playing level.

Review and memorize all Suzuki pieces from Books 7-10 that you have studied with your teacher.

Prepare and memorize the following pieces for group performance:

1. Sonata in g minor, 1st and 2nd mvt. by Eccles (Suzuki Book 7 revised edition)

2. Allegro Appasionato by Saint-Saens (Suzuki Book 8 revised edition)

3. Concerto in C Major, 1st mvt. by Haydn (Suzuki book 9)

4.  Solos For Young Cellists Volume 6 by Cheney (Alfred music)

Learn “Song Without Words” by F. Mendelssohn