REGISTRATION INFORMATION

REGISTRATION INFORMATION 2022-11-08T17:34:56+00:00

Deadlines, Fees and Discounts

Register early to enjoy discounts!

  • Early Registration: Register before midnight on March 15
  • Standard Registration: Register before midnight on May 1
  • Late Registration:  Ends at midnight on June 1

Note: Teacher participants who are waiting for SAA approval of an audition in order to meet the prerequisites for a Book 1 course should register to hold their seat.  If for any reason the audition is not approved, they will receive a full tuition refund. Suzuki Association of the Americas audition guidelines can be found here.

Discounts

SAGWA members are entitled to discounts on selected courses.  Membership carries additional benefits such as access to scholarships, discounts on tickets for music events, music shop purchases and instrument repairs as well as participation in SAGWA sponsored events. If you are not already a SAGWA member, you may purchase a teacher or family membership when you register for GWSI. More information on SAGWA memberships can be found at SAGWA Memberships.

Fees

Select a category to see the 2023 GWSI tuition fees.

Registration Fee: $25 per student (non refundable)

Orchestra Institute for violin, viola, cello & bass:

  • SAGWA Early Bird Registration $355
  • Non SAGWA Early Bird Registration $375
  • SAGWA Standard Registration $375
  • Non SAGWA Standard Registration $395
  • Late Registration Fee after June 1 $25

Pre-Twinkle Program for violin & cello:

  • SAGWA Early Bird Registration $355
  • Non SAGWA Early Bird Registration $375
  • SAGWA Standard Registration $375
  • Non SAGWA Standard Registration $395
  • Late Registration Fee after May 15 $25

Prelude Program for violin, viola, cello & bass:

  • SAGWA Early Bird Registration $455
  • Non SAGWA Early Bird Registration $475
  • SAGWA Standard Registration $475
  • Non SAGWA Standard Registration $495
  • Late Registration Fee after May 15 $25

Vivace Program for violin, viola, cello & bass:

  • SAGWA Early Bird Registration $555
  • Non SAGWA Early Bird Registration $475
  • SAGWA Standard Registration $575
  • Non SAGWA Standard Registration $595
  • Late Registration Fee after May 15 $25

Artist Program for violin, viola, cello & bass:

  • SAGWA Early Bird Registration $555
  • Non SAGWA Early Bird Registration $475
  • SAGWA Standard Registration $575
  • Non SAGWA Standard Registration $595
  • Late Registration Fee after May 15 $25

Optional Fiddling Elective: $100

Optional Chamber Music Elective: $275

Optional Katie Lansdale Add-On for non-Artist Level Students: $275 per course

Course Fees

Foundation Course (ECC) | June 22 – 23 $150 (virtual) | Times TBD David Strom
Violin Book 1 Course | June 24, 26 – July 1 $800 (in person) | Weekday Times M – F | 10am – 1pm | (Weekend Times TBD) Ronda Cole
Cello Book 1 Course | June 24, 26 – July 1 $800 (virtual) | Weekday Times M – F | 10am – 1pm | (Weekend Times TBD) Alice Vierra
Violin Book 2 Course | June 26 – 30 $525  (hybrid) | Weekday Times M – F | 10am – 1pm David Strom
Cello Book 6 Course | June 26 – 30 $525  (virtual) | Weekday Times M – F | 10am – 1pm Shu Yi Scott
Violin Book 3 Course $525  (virtual) | Weekday Times M – F | 10am – 1pm Ann Montzka Smelser

Early Registration Fee: $0 per course

Standard Registration Fee: $25 per course

Katie Lansdale Add-Ons: $275 per course

Every Child Can with David Strom $150 | Virtual on Zoom June 22 – 23 | Times TBD

Enrichment Course with Dr. Terry Durbin $275 | In Person June 26 – 30 | Topic TBA | M – F 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Enrichment Course with Dr. Shu Yi Scott $275 | Virtual on Zoom June 26 – 30 | Inclusive Group Teaching Strategies | M – F 7:30 – 9:30 pm

Enrichment Course with Charles Krigbaum $275 | Virtual on Zoom June 26 – 30 | Demystifying Double Stops | M – F 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Refund Policy

A $50 cancelation fee will be charged per attendee for cancelations before May 1. All other fees are refundable by written request up until May 1. No refunds will be made after May 1. All refund requests must be submitted prior to May 1.

Financial Aid Scholarships

Mark your calendar and apply early for a scholarship.

SAGWA Scholarships for Teachers and Students
SAGWA members can apply for an Institute Scholarship which provides tuition-based assistance for the  GWSI Teacher Development and Student Programs. Applications are due by April 15.

A $100 nonrefundable deposit will be required to hold a space in any course or program for which the applicant is asking for scholarship assistance.

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