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End of the Year Annoucements

May, 2014-UNI Suzuki School Announcements

  1. Please return your fall intent form by May 24.   You can hand it in at rehearsals in the STUFF FOR CATHY basket or mail to the address on the form.  Note. That it requires a deposit (except for adult students) that is separate from any fees you may owe.  Check payable to: 'UNI Suzuki Association'

  2. 100 Days Charts are due by May 15 at our last rehearsal.  Students will be recognized at the May 20th event.  See #6.

  3. Spring Concert rehearsal schedule is at http://www.uni.edu/music/suzuki/node/411  

    Please invite family and friends as we try to pack the house for our concert.

  4. In keeping with the Gallagher Bluedorn policy, cameras and other recording devices are not allowed during the concert in the Great Hall.  A Concert video is available.  Preorder is $15.  Contact Cathy by May 13 to order if you haven't already done so.  Payment can be combined with rent or fee payments.

  5. Last week of individual lessons is May 19 - 24 for the 2013 - 2014 school year.  This last week is designated as Teacher Appreciation Week.  Please also remember to say thanks to our hard working board members as listed in the concert program.

  6. Last all-school event is May 20 which is the Honor's Recital and Awards Ceremony followed by the Ice Cream Social.  Cost per person is $1.

  7. If you still have a balance due, a statement of account will be available during the concert week rehearsals (Tues & Thurs).  Please pay by June 1 so we can close our books by mid-June.  Any credit will be carried forward to next fall.  Summer instrument rent ($57) can be paid with fall registration fees. Checks payable to 'UNI Suzuki'

  8. If you borrowed recital videos, CD's or music, please return items as soon as possible.

  9. Graduating this year?  Please return your graduating senior information form with photo as soon as possible.  If you would like to enroll next fall as an adult student, please indicate on the intent for fall form.

  10. Summer Lessons?  Absolutely!  Find your form for summer lessons and other summer music opportunities at http://www.uni.edumusic/suzuki/node/363  as soon as possible.  Teachers choose when to start their summer session and you can choose how many of those weeks you are available. You only pay for those weeks you commit to.  There are no group lessons during the summer.  Fees for summer are paid directly to the teacher. 

  11. Outreach Performances- Performers needed for the Sturgis Fall performance at 4:30 on the Kidsway Stage on Friday, June 27.  Sign-ups will be posted at rehearsals.   Students should wear their UNI Suzuki School purple shirt. 

  12. Fall registration materials will be available on the website by July 1.  A reminder notice will be mailed as soon as the information is available.  Forms are due by August 10.  Fall Registration Day for continuing students and Open House for prospective students will be on Saturday, August 23.  Remember, Forms are due BEFORE registration.

  13. If you need financial assistance with next year's Suzuki fees, please submit your request by July 15, 2014.  http://www.uni.edu/music/suzuki/node/292

  14. The Suzuki Office is closed during the summer but Cathy can be reached by email or by leaving a voicemail message on the school phone (273-2508). 

  15. This information will also be posted on the website.  See the sidebar on the homepage for link.  You do not have to log-in to get to this info.




Spring Concert Rehearsal Schedule

2014 Suzuki Spring Concert Rehearsals and Combined Groups

Regular group meetings in classrooms

  • April 8 & 10
  • April 15 & 17
  • April 22 & 24

Combined groups as follows, work concert list beginning with Pachelbel, then lists- easiest to difficult

Tuesday, April 29 and Tuesday, May 6-Russell Hall

  • Violin (Tuesday groups) meet in 116 from 5:00 - 6:00
  • All viola groups meet in 116 from 6:00 - 7:00
  • Guitar meet as usual in classroom (NOTE: rehearsal on May 6 will be moved to May 7 at 6:00)

Thursday, May 1 and Thursday May 8-Russell Hall

  • Violin (Thursday groups) meet in 116 from 5:15 - 6:00
  • All cello meet in room 111 (Graham Hall) from 5:45 - 7:00 -accompanist will arrive at 6:00

Rehearsals:  (generally in concert order)

Saturday, May 10 -Gallagher Bluedorn Great Hall  (9:00 - 12:30-rehearsed in concert order)

  • 8:50 - 9:00 Pretwinkle classes combined with Mary and Holly
  • 9:00 - 9:35 Cello
  • 9:40 - 10:10 Guitar
  • 10:10 - 10:20 remove cello chairs (INTERMISSION/BREAK)
  • 10:20 - 10:55 Viola
  • 10:55 - 11:10 Fiddlesticks
  • 11:10 - 11:50 Violins
  • 11:50 - noon reset stage for finale
  • Noon - 12:30 Finale for all instruments

Tuesday, May 13 -Gallagher Bluedorn Great Hall

  • 5:00 - 6:00 All instruments/students for finale ONLY (Canon in D by Pachelbel)
  • 6:00 - 6:30 FIDDLESTICKS on stage
  • 6:00 - 7:00 Guitars only in GBPAC room 30

Thursday, May 15-Gallagher Bluedorn Davis Hall

Rehearse in concert order (beginning with most difficult and ending with easiest, then Pachelbel)

  • 4:00 - 5:00 viola
  • 5:00 - 6:00 violin
  • 6:00 - 7:00 cello

Sunday, May 18-Gallagher Bluedorn Great Hall

  • Final Concert at 4:00 - 6:00


Beginning Class (violin/viola

Fall, 2014 Beginner Class for Violin and Viola

Teachers:  Holly Schult and Mary Grey

Location: Russell Hall  at UNI --room to be announced.

Ages^:  3 - 6


  • I.Group-*Parents only 6:00 - 8:00 pm:   August 11, 14, and 18 (required)
  • II.Group-**Parents with students 6:00 - 7:00 pm:  August 21, 25, 28 (required)
  • III. ***Weekly Individual lessons begin the week of August 25, 2014 and continue through May 23, 2015. Weekly group begins on September 4, 2014 and continues weekly from 6:00 - 6:30 on Thursdays.

Cost and Obligations: 

  • Session I & II--$102 payable to UNI Suzuki with registration form by August 1.
  • Session III--$1,064 +$125 registration fee, payable to UNI Suzuki.  See here for payment options
  • Parking fee (August 2014 - August 2015) $31.20 payable to UNI. See here for parking information.
  • School enrollment and other policies, see here
  • Registration by August 1 is preferred.  Registrations received after the class begins will be put on the list for January class.

*Parent sessions include instrument training, an introduction to the Suzuki method of instruction, a discussion of expectations and offer other helpful tips for parents.

**Parent and student sessions introduce group routine and expectations, instrument basics and pre-instrument musical activities.  No instrument is needed for these early sessions.  Students will be sized for an instrument and parents will be offered the opportunity to rent a full-sized one for home practice. 

***The regular routine for the UNI Suzuki School is a weekly individual and weekly group lesson.  Each is 30 minutes.  Individual lesson scheduling will be based on the information each registrant provides on their registration forms.  Group lesson time is set at 6:00 on Thursdays.  Group meets each of the weeks the school is in session except special events weeks during the school year and not during the summer. 

^Students must be potty trained, able to follow instructions from an adult other than their parents, and be respectful of others in a group environment.   Generally speaking, if child has been successful in an organized preschool or daycare, they are prepared to start Suzuki lessons. 

Summer Activities

UNI Suzuki School individual lessons (violin, viola, cello, or guitar) Click here for summer forms

Community Music School presents MusicMania Click here for more info.

Community Music School & UNI Suzuki School presents Exploring Chamber Music.  Watch video.  July 13 - 18

Click here for more information http://www.exploringchambermusic.com/

UNI School of Music presents Middle School String Camp--This event has been canceled for 2014.  Please check here for details about the 2015 camp next spring.

The UNI Suzuki School will be performing at the following events this summer:

  • Sturgis Fall, Friday, June 27 at 4:30 - 5:00 on the Kidsway Tent Stage for violin and cello students.
  • Farmer's Market, Overman Park, Cedar Falls, 10:00 - 11:00, Aug. 30 for cello students. 

VIOLIN Outreach list pieces will be chosen from this list.


  • Twinkle
  • Lightly Row
  • Allegro
  • Minuet 2
  • Bourree/Handel
  • Minuet/Boccherini
  • Vivaldi, 1st mvt in a minor
  • Boil dem Cabbages

CELLO Outreach list pieces will be chosen from this list.

  • Scotland's burning
    French Folk Song
    Song of the Wind
    Aunt Rhody
    May song
    Long long ago
    Minuet #1
    Chorus from Judas Maccabaeus
    Hunters chorus
    Lully Gavotte
    Gavotte in c minor
    Danse Rustique?



Fall Enrollment Information

FALL enrollment intentions?  Please file an Intent form with deposit by May 24, 2014.  Click here for form.

Information about the Young beginners's class for violin and viola students will start in late summer.  This class is for students ages 4 - 6.  Younger students may also apply but continued enrollment will depend on maturity of child.  Younger students interested after the start of this class will be put on the list for the next beginning class (January, 2015). Coming soon.

Cello, guitar students and violin/viola students (ages 7 and up) may start when vacancies allow placement.  Submission of 2014-2015 registration forms by August 10th will insure fall placement.  Families (cello and guitar students) also have the option of attending the open house on August 23 at 1:00-2:00 in Russell Hall lobby.  Any of these late applicants will be placed as soon as a lesson time can be arranged.

Click here for registration forms. (forms will be available by July 1)

Outreach Performances

For all outdoor outreach performances:  Purple Suzuki shirts with denim (shorts, skirts, or jeans)

Repertoire lists are under Student Information (log in first), select instrument from the list and the pieces will be listed on each instrument specific page.

Sturgis Falls, Kidsway Stage on June 27 at 4:30 - 5:00.