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 important event. Past graduates who have participated have significantly benefited from this experience.
The Graduation Program is open to all students of SMAC-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.
Click for more information: Parent Invitation Letter.
Fees per recording submitted:
Levels V+: $50
NEW: Parents are required to register online
A link to the online registration form opens here on September 1, 2021 and closes November 22, 2021.
GRADUATION RECORDINGS will be evaluated based on:
2022 Graduation Concert Information will be posted as available.
Step 1: Preparation
Working with their teachers, students who have polished pieces perform them on a recording with live or recorded accompaniment. Parents register their students, pay fees, and submit recordings via the online registration form.
Step 2: Evaluation
Teachers evaluate submitted recordings.
Step 3: Performance
Students perform, together with graduates at the same level, in the Celebration Concert.
Step 4: Results
Students receive a Certificate and Commemorative Pin with their evaluation results.