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.
San Francisco State University
11:00 Access to the Music Building
11:15 Guitar Graduates Check-in
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.