Music camp

WWU hosts Suzuki Institute of Walla Walla summer music camp

The Suzuki Institute of Walla Walla is hosting their summer music camp July 16–21 in the Melvin K. West Fine Arts Center on the Walla Walla University campus.

Throughout the week, students will have morning and afternoon classes from certified Suzuki Institute instructors on their respective instruments, be they cello, viola, piano, or violin. Approximately 70 students ranging in age from 4 to 15 years of age are attending the music camp. Most are from the Walla Walla area, while others have come from as far away as California, Illinois, and Michigan.

The Suzuki Institute is a program that was founded by Japanese violinist Shinichi Suzuki shortly after the end of WWII. Suzuki developed a philosophy that states, “Musical ability is not an inborn talent but an ability which can be developed. Any child who is properly trained can develop musical ability just as all children develop the ability to speak their mother tongue. The potential of every child is unlimited.”

Suzuki students will present three recitals during the music camp: an honors recital on Wednesday, July 19, at 5:30 p.m., an orchestra electives performance on Thursday, July 20, at 7:30 p.m., and a final recital on Friday, July 21, at 1:30 p.m. All performances are free and open to the public and will be held in the WWU Fine Arts Center Auditorium, 200 S. College Ave., College Place.

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Posted July 19, 2017

A little boy plays his violin.
Instructors teach classes on cello, piano, viola, and violin at the Suzuki Institute of Walla Walla summer music camp.