The Suzuki Music Association of Northern California sponsors an annual Graduation Program to honor our students as they accomplish certain milestones in the Suzuki literature. The Graduation Program is designed after that which Dr. Suzuki established for students in Japan.
Date and Location TBD
A thorough procedure has been developed for the students to prepare for this exciting event. Our teachers know that the children who have participated in past graduation programs have benefited tremendously from the experience, both musically and personally:
The Graduation Program is open to all students of SANC Teacher Members for Violin, Viola, Cello, and Guitar. Please consult with your child’s teacher to see if they recommend this activity at this point in the child’s development. Their teacher will also be able to provide additional information regarding registration and preparation.
Here is a Parent Invitation Letter.
Deadline for Teachers to register their students and submit recordings: November 11, 2020
Date and Location TBD
2021 Graduation Schedule of the Day
The schedule will be posted as soon as information is available.
White tops with black or navy bottoms. Slacks or skirts that come to the knee or below are acceptable. Please no jeans, t-shirts, sneakers or bare midriffs.
This page has general information for students and non-member teachers. Are you a teacher member? Please visit our teacher-member only Graduation page with all the details about how to record, recording requirements, forms and registration.
Step 1: Preparation
Working with their teachers, students who have polished pieces perform them on a recording with live or recorded accompaniment. Teachers collect graduation fees from students and submit recordings on behalf of their students.
Step 2: Evaluation
Teacher members work as a team listening to and supporting each other’s students and studios through thoughtful comments on evaluation forms. Recordings are approved or suggested for re-recording.
Step 3: Results
Students receive a Certificate and Commemorative Pin with their evaluation results.
Step 4: Performance
Students perform, together with graduates at the same level, in the Celebration Concert at the end of January.
During the Graduation events, your children may be included in candid photographs or videos. By giving them permission to participate in Graduation, you are releasing and discharging SANC from all and any claims and demands ensuing from or in connection with the use of the photographs, including all and any claims for libel and invasion of privacy. We respect your children's privacy and no name are even used in photographs. If you do not grant permission for your children to be included in photos or videos, please inform your teacher who will provide you with a form to sign.
You are required to read the following information very carefully and make sure that you understand it fully and agree to it before allowing your child to participate in this activity or program. When you submit the registration, you are agreeing to these waivers.Required Waivers