The Ozark Suzuki Institute is set in beautiful Northwest Arkansas at John Brown University in the picturesque town of Siloam Springs. We are excited to continue the Suzuki Tradition with a Suzuki Institute program for students, an Advanced String Program for advancing students, and Teacher Training offerings.
Daily Parent Talks and Recitals are offered at no additional charge, and all evening events are included in the cost of tuition, which is one of the lowest in the nation. We are able to offer many amenities at a low price, including a State-of-the-art Performing Arts Center, newly renovated classrooms and dorms, and cafeteria-style dining with excellent menu options and options for vegan, gluten-free, and other nutritional needs.
Our emphasis on the Suzuki philosophy can be seen through our outstanding Suzuki faculty, nightly family-centered events which build our Suzuki community, and our many offerings for teachers, parents, and students.
July 8-13, 2018: Advanced String Program for bass, cello, viola, and violin
July 8-13, 2018: Ozark Suzuki Student Institute for violin, viola, cello, bass, and classical guitar
July 6, 2018: Every Child Can!
July 7-14, 2018: Violin Unit 1
July 6-8, 2018: Violin Unit 2
July 8-13, 2018: Violin Unit 3
July 7-14, 2018: Cello Book 1
PARTICIPATION IN STUDENT SOLO RECITALS IS BY VIDEO AUDITION ONLY. SEE SOLO AUDITION APPLICATION PAGE FOR DETAILS.
- February 15th – Scholarship Application Deadline
- March 1st – Early Bird Registration Deadline
- May 15th – Registration Deadline – $50 Late Fee after this Date
- June 1st – Solo Audition Application Deadline
- June 1st – Deadline to Notify the OSI Office of Any Changes in Working or Polished Pieces
- June 15th – Signed Teen Dorm Contracts Due
- OSI Basic Student Institute – Pre-Twinkle to Book 6
- Advanced String Program – Book 7 and Up
- SAA Approved Teacher Training/Certification Course
A La Carte Courses for Parents and Siblings
Parent Playing Class – $85
If you play one of the offered instruments you can sign up for a Parent Master Class! Bring your instrument and learn from one of our master teachers in a semi-private master class.
Music Together for younger siblings or pre-twinkle students – $75
For younger siblings – Music Together is an early childhood music and movement program for children from birth through age 7—and the grownups who love them®. First offered to the public in 1987, it pioneered the concept of a research-based, developmentally appropriate early childhood music curriculum that strongly emphasizes and facilitates adult involvement.
Housing & Meals
Housing is available in newly renovated, apartment or suite-style university dormitories. Meals are available cafeteria-style with a varied daily menu that includes vegan, vegetarian, allergy and gluten-related options at every meal.
- OSI Basic (pre-twinkle – book 6) Housing and Meals
- Advanced String Program and Teen Dorm (supervised)
- OSI Teacher Training: Housing and Meals
Siloam Springs, AR has many opportunities for outdoor recreation. On campus, walking and bike paths, swimming, wading and fishing in the creek are available. The scenic downtown area offers dining, shopping, and a Farmer’s Market. Bikes, scooters, and hammocks can make the beauty of the JBU campus available to all, so feel free to bring recreation equipment. The atmosphere of OSI is family-centered and relaxed, providing opportunities for parents and children to bond with each other and make new friends.
Each night has a special event for you to enjoy!
Sunday Night Play-In – The opening event to kick off a great week of Institute!
Monday Night – Free Night/Family Time. Explore the campus and the creek, get to know other families and have a relaxing night!
Tuesday Night Faculty Recital – Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy music made by our amazing faculty!
Wednesday Night “Jammin and S’Mores” – (Students have the opportunity to jam with local bands, dance, and have fun. Then we’ll head down to the bonfire pit and enjoy s’mores and good old fashioned fun!)
Thursday Night Talent Show – Fun, Fabulous, Silly, and Everything BUT Suzuki! Show us what you love to do when you aren’t playing your instrument!
Friday Night Festival Concert – It’s a grand celebration of all we have accomplished this week!
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