Fairbanks Suzuki Institute 2015 Information

Welcome to Fairbanks Suzuki Institute (FSI) 2015 Information and Registration page.

FSI 2015 dates are May 26 through May 31, 2015.

Detailed information on faculty, student programs and curriculum, teacher training, electives offered, graduation and daily schedule can be found in the brochure.

For those participating in graduation, please download the graduation form for application and information. The application process for graduation is not done through the online registration process.

Scholarships are available. Please download the scholarship application for information and requirements.

Registration Deadlines

  • After March 15, 2015 – $50.00 late fee
  • After April 15 – $100.00 late fee

Graduation Application/Fees/ Recordings

Received or postmarked by March 15, 2015. (Graduation is an optional activity and not part of the core student curriculum)

Scholarship Application

Application/supporting materials due on or before March 15th to be considered.

Contact Info

“Every Child Can” to be offered in February

The Fairbanks School of Talent Education will be offering the “Every Child Can” class on February 7. This class is necessary for teachers who wish to pursue training in the Suzuki method. It is also highly recommended (and required by many Suzuki teachers) for parents who wish to enroll their students in a Suzuki teacher’s studio.

If you would like to find out more there will be an informational meeting on January 12 at 7:00 at the Montessori School on 30th Ave. This meeting will include information on the Fairbanks School of Talent Education, the Suzuki method, and the “Every Child Can” class.

The class will be held on Saturday, February 7, from 9:00-4:00 at Zion Lutheran Church, 2982 Davis Road. There will be a one hour lunch break.

If you wish to take the class you will need to register by January 24th. You can fill out the registration form (posted below) and mail or hand it to Nancy Morgan. If you do mail the form be sure its mailed by January 17th in order for Nancy to receive it by the 24th.

Every Child Can Registration Form

Halloween Fun

The FSTE Halloween Concert was on Thursday, Oct. 30th this year. Each class presented a piece or two. The advanced violins, led by Dr. Gail Johansen dressed as the red-haired priest, Vivaldi, played a piece called “Magic”. The book 2/3 class dressed as farm characters and played “The Scared Farmer” (originally “Happy Farmer”). The flutes played and dressed a gypsy theme. The cellos showed off their sound effects. And Nancy Morgan’s book 1 class did various violin sounds to accompany the “5 Little Pumpkins” poem. All in all it was a fun and creative evening!


Fairbanks Suzuki Institute T-Shirt Design Contest

Calling all Artist Musicians

What: T-Shirt design for the famed May, 2015 Fairbanks Suzuki Institute

When: deadline for designs – Dec. 4

Who:  members of the Suzuki program

Why: win $50 for best design, and see everyone wearing your design next May.

How: submit a pencil drawing on 8½ x 11 paper in in the envelope in the concert area by deadline. All get to vote Dec. 4.

International Friendship Day

Our performance at International Friendship Day was a great success. We nearly filled the floor space with the 14 violins/violas, 4 flutes, and 5 cellos who joined us. Thank-you for your hard work and commitment to this event. And special thanks to Jim Spontak for accompanying us.

FSTE Faculty



Final Concert

Come join us for our Spring Concert!

We have worked hard all year to perfect our skills on our instruments and now we would like to share our music with you. Various levels of violins, violas, cellos, and flute will each present their best pieces.

  • May 1st
  • 6:15pm
  • Zion Lutheran Church on Davis Road

Twinkle Celebration

Every February we take time to celebrate the progress our youngest violinists are making. When each one reaches the middle of book 1 and can play “Perpetual Motion” they are invited to perform their polished Twinkles.

The group performs all the Twinkle Variations and Theme and then are presented with a certificate which lists all 25 skills they acquired in learning the Twinkles.

Thank-you to Nancy Morgan, Peggy Swartz, and Dorli McWayne who led the violin/violists, cellists, and flutes.

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