Students should be reviewing
the following repertoire. The pieces you will work on in your group classes and
perform in the concert will be selected from this list. Please remember, all pieces you play at the
workshop must be memorized and polished. All starred repertoire below will be played in the Saturday play-in with combined violins and cellos.
Violin Repertoire List
Book 1: all
Book 2: Musette, Hunters' Chorus*, Bourree, Witches Dance, Minuet in G*
Book 3: Bach Minuet, Humoresque*, Bach Bourree
Book 4: Schubert Lullaby*, Seitz 2/3, Vivaldi A Minor 1st, Bohm
Book 5: Vivaldi A Minor 2nd, Country Dance, Veracini
Cello Repertoire List
Book 1: all
Book 2: Minuet 1, March in G, Hunters' Chorus*, Minuet in G*
Book 3: Humoresque*, Schubert Berceuse*, Scherzo
Book 4: Breval Sonata in C Major 1st movement, Chanson Triste
Book 5: Vivaldi Sonata in E Minor 2nd movement, Danse Rustique
Pianists need to have a polished piece for their masterclass plus their ensemble piece.Preparation for the workshop
- Students should
prepare a polished piece to play for the master class. Often a
good guideline is a piece four pieces behind the one on which they are
currently working. The home teacher should designate this piece before the
student leaves for the workshop, and the piece must be in the Suzuki
repertoire. The more polished the piece, the more the student will gain from the masterclass.
- Review the repertoire listed in the brochure regularly prior to the workshop.
should take careful notes at the workshop. Take notes not
only of your child’s lesson, but other good ideas you discover in the other
lessons given in the master class and the group classes. Every moment of
instruction, active or observed, is an opportunity to take home ideas and
also helpful tools for specific posture elements and for videotaping
clips of an activity that will refine a skill your child is working on.
After the workshop, share your notes or thoughts of the workshop with
your home teacher for feedback and follow-through.
- The student may be asked to do something differently at
the Institute—this is a good thing! Come with an open mind for new ideas and approaches.
- Make sure the students arrive with proper equipment:
- CD and player or iPod to listen to their piece
- Suzuki Books
- Metronome and Tuner
- A properly prepared instrument. Put on new strings,
consider getting the bow rehaired if necessary. Check over your
your teacher beforehand whether the student is ready for
a new instrument or not. If a workshop teacher or luthier offers
advice in this area, make sure you mention it to your home teacher after