Welcome to the website of the Ottawa Suzuki Strings, Inc., an ensemble of young violinists, violists, and cellists from two to twenty years of age. Their music study is directed by violinist Alice Joy Lewis and is based on the Talent Education approach of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki.
The Ottawa Suzuki Strings has released a CD, “Ribbons and Bows” – selections for Christmas. If you would like to purchase any of our CD’s you may do so by downloading this form and mailing it to the address below.
OSSI hosts four summer music events in Ottawa annually in June/July — a 10-day SOUND ENCOUNTERS program for advanced string players, a 5-day Suzuki Institute Mid-Southwest program, a special Advanced Institute Student program (“The French Connection” in 2014), and the Brian Lewis Young Artist Program, a tuition-free auditioned opportunity for 12 highly gifted students up to age 18 to receive intensive daily private instruction and to perform. These programs draw registrants from across the United States as well as internationally. Concerts are open to the public without charge.
Ottawa Suzuki Strings
Located at the Carnegie Cultural Center
501 South Main, P.O. Box 99, Ottawa, KS 66067