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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

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

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) January Start

CLASS:  Beginning Violin or Viola

Session I & II: Teacher:  Mary Grey

Session III: Group teacher: Mary Grey, Individual teachers to be announced.


SESSION I:  Parent Education and Orientation (1 meeting)

This session will introduce the Suzuki philosophy, first year expectations and what the UNI Suzuki School has to offer.

  • January 13, 2014 
  • 6:00 - 8:00

SESSION II:  Parent and child together  (5 meetings)

These pre-instrument sessions will introduce beginning techniques, group ettiquette, and early musical concepts.

  • January  16, February 3, 6, 10, 13
  • 6:00 - 7:00

SESSION III:  Weekly Individual and Group lessons  (14 weeks of individual lessons and group meetings and 1 week of performance class and solo preparation)

Children will be sized for instruments, start their individual lessons and continue with their group lessons.

  • Beginning the week of Feb. 17.
  • Weekly group lessons will continue at 6:00 - 6:30 on Thursdays only starting Feb. 20
  • Individual lesson time will be assigned based on registration form information.

All sessions will be held in Russell Hall at the University of Northern Iowa


  • Registration fee is $75 and should be included with the registration form
  • Instructional fee (includes Session I, II and III) $540.  See the fees page for payment options and policy.
  • Enrollment commitment is expected for at least all of Session I and II.  Once an individual lesson assignment has been finalized (February 13) enrollment and payment is expected for the remainder of the semester.


Fill out schedule and permission forms, include $75 and mail to the Suzuki School by December 10, 2013.

A minimum enrollment is required for the class to be held.  Confirmation will be sent via email prior to January 1, 2014.


Summer Activities

UNI Suzuki School individual lessons (violin, viola, cello, or guitar)

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

UNI School of Music presents Middle School String Camp - July 8 - 12

Tim Purdum Camp Creativity

Information for New Students

Young beginners's class for violin and viola students will start in August, 2013.  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, 2014).  Click here for information.

Cello, guitar students and violin/viola students (ages 7 and up) may start when vacancies allow placement.  Submission of 2013-2014 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 24 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.

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.