Upper Book Curriculum

Violin Books 4-8, Viola Books 3-5, Cello Books 3-6

$590 (January-April 1st)

$670 (After April 1st if space is available)

Price includes t-shirt in addition to the $50 family registration fee. If you are registering after April 1st, our chamber groups might already be assigned and full. You may email Trina Christensen issisuzuki@gmail.com to check availability. If chamber is full you will get an enrichment class of your choice in its place. 

Each performance class will play on the final concert and should prepare the pieces listed below their registration code before coming to institute.

 

Five Hour Core - These courses include two Suzuki core classes: master class, performance class, chamber ensemble group, orchestra and jazz improvisation with Susan Reed.

 


V3 - Violin Book 4 - Fernando Pinero

Students who have learned the Seitz concerti in Book 4

Concerto in G Major, 3rd mvt. by Seitz (Revised Suzuki Book 4) 

Libertango by Astor Piazzolla for two violins (parts will be available on the ISSI website but will be assigned individually)


V4 - Violin Book 4 - Brook Moes

Students who have learned Concerto in a minor, 1st mvt. by Vivaldi

Concerto in a minor, 1st mvt. by Vivaldi (Revised Suzuki Book 4) 

“Lavender’s Blue” English Folk Song for 2 violins 

(Parts will be available on the ISSI Website and will be assigned individually)


V5 - Violin Book 4 - James Hutchins

Students who have learned Concerto in a minor, 3rd mvt. by Vivaldi through Concerto in D for two violins by Bach

Concerto in a minor, 3rd mvt. by Vivaldi (Suzuki book 4) 

Three Duets by Dmitri Shostakovich (Peters Edition) 

Learn “Prelude” and “Gavotte” 

(Parts will be assigned individually)


V6 - Violin Book 5 - Robert Richardson

Students who have learned Gavotte by Bach and Concerto in g minor, 2nd mvt. by Vivaldi

Concerto in g minor, 2nd mvt. by Vivaldi (Revised Suzuki Book 5) 

Violin Level 6 Repertoire 2013 Edition Royal Conservatory 

Learn ”Catch Me If You Can” by Christine Donkin


V7 - Violin Book 5 - Terry Durbin

Students who have learned Country Dance through the end of Book Five

Country Dance by von Weber (Revised Suzuki Book 5) 

“The Peasant Life” by Timothy Durbin

(available for purchase from ISSI)


V8 - Violin Book 6 - Sylvia Khoo

Gavotte by Rameau (Revised Suzuki book 6) 

JAZZacaglia by Handel and Halvorson arr. by J. Wong 

(Parts will be on the ISSI website but they will be assigned individually)


V9 - Violin Book 7 and 8 - Sirena Huang

Tambourin by Getry (Revised Suzuki Book 8) 

Suite Italianne by Stravinsky. Learn “Introduzione” 

Edited by Samuel Dushkin. Published by Boosey & Hawkes 

(Bowings and fingerings will be found on the ISSI Website)


Q4 - Viola Books 3 and 4 - Rafael Videira

Concerto in G Major, 2nd mvt. by Telemann (Suzuki Book 4) 

“Gavotte” by Bakaleinikoff (available on the ISSI website)


C3 - Cello Book 3 - Alice Ann O'Neill, Megan Titensor

Come prepared with all Suzuki pieces that you know


C4 - Cello Book 4 - Carol Tarr

Sonata in C Major by Breval, 2nd Movement ("Rondo")
At Twilight by Squire (Solos for Young Cellists, Volume 2)

This year ISSI is offering a Teacher Workshop Course on the First Bach Suite for Unaccompanied Cello.  Because of this, we'd like to encourage students in the upper books (Suzuki Cello book 4 and above) to consider preparing a movement from the First Suite for their masterclass piece.  This is not a requirement, merely a suggestion.  


C4 - Cello Book 5 - Zachary Sweet

Danse Rustique by Squire
Boccherini Sonata for 2 Cellos in C Major (Students with last names A-L, learn Cello 1, Students with last names M-Z learn Cello 2)

This year ISSI is offering a Teacher Workshop Course on the First Bach Suite for Unaccompanied Cello.  Because of this, we'd like to encourage students in the upper books (Suzuki Cello book 4 and above) to consider preparing a movement from the First Suite for their masterclass piece.  This is not a requirement, merely a suggestion.  


C4 - Cello Book 6 - Beth Goldstein-McKee

The Swan by Saint-Saens
Gigue from Suite for Unaccompanied Cello in G Major by JS Bach. Please use the edition found here.

This year ISSI is offering a Teacher Workshop Course on the First Bach Suite for Unaccompanied Cello.  Because of this, we'd like to encourage students in the upper books (Suzuki Cello book 4 and above) to consider preparing a movement from the First Suite for their masterclass piece.  This is not a requirement, merely a suggestion.