What songs should I practice to prepare for Institute? Please view the Greater Austin Suzuki Institute Repertoire Review List PDF which will be emailed out with institute information prior to institute for a complete list of songs to review before institute. Students who review thoroughly and carefully to attain the highest level of musicianship will have the most satisfying experience at the Institute!
How should we dress? Casual dress is appropriate for institute classes and the weather is generally very warm in July so shorts are appropriate. You may want to bring a light jacket in case the air conditioning keeps it extra cool indoors. For the final performance students are encouraged to wear dark, long pants or a skirt and their institute shirt. For chamber music performances, each chamber group should discuss and agree on attire prior to the performance date.
What should I bring to Institute? Please bring instrument, bow, case, rosin, extra strings, shoulder rest/pad or rock stop/strap. Cellists who use a seat other than a full-sized chair, please bring it with you. Students in Orchestra should bring a music stand and mute. You may also want to bring a snack and water bottle.
Is there a good spot on campus to practice? There are practice rooms onsite and students are encouraged to practice in the evening, off campus as well. The lounge area in front of the Dell Hall is also a great place to relax and hang out during off times.
Where should we park? There is plenty of free, onsite parking at St Andrews Episopal Upper School, just outside the Dell Fine Arts Center.