Questions and Answers
Who created Graduation?
Dr. Shinichi Suzuki
We know that polish and review are important and that learning continues throughout a student's study, so just what IS Graduation?
Graduation is a process of polishing and reviewing certain pieces
in the Suzuki repertoire to a very high level,
recording those polished pieces, and having a concert
featuring the students and recognizing their achievements.
How do we know if particular student is eligible to participate?
See Graduation Requirements for specifics.
Click here for Guitar information.
Who listens to the recordings?
Various HASA teachers volunteer their time
and expertise to listen to the recordings submitted.
Do we get the recording back?
Yes! There's also a written comment sheet from the listener,
giving suggestions and recognizing the excellent skills
and musicianship in the student's performance.
When and where is the next Suzuki Graduation concert?
Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Ottawa University Chapel, 1001 S. Cedar, Ottawa, KS 66067
By what date should recordings be submitted?
Postmark of May 1, 2017, or before
Where do we send recordings?
Jean Dexter, Registrar
2121 S. Central
Olathe, KS 66062-2893
Is there a cost?
Can only Ottawa Suzuki Institute registrants participate in Graduation?
No. Graduation is open to all Suzuki violin, viola, cello and guitar students
whose teacher is a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas.
Will we rehearse together for the concert?
Yes. Rehearsals in 2017:
Sunday, June 4 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Monday, June 5 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 6 4:30-5:30 p.m. *
* REQUIRED of all Concert Participants
Where are the rehearsals?
Ottawa University Chapel Auditorium
Graduation sounds cool! When should we start practicing for that "extra polished" result?
Now! Remember that Dr. Suzuki said, "Practice to make it EASY".
When playing feels EASY, then it is especially fun!