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Upcoming Events and Happenings

Suzuki Prelude at Colorado Symphony

SAC is proud to announce that Colorado Symphony has agreed to allow several of our strings students perform in the lobby of Boettcher Concert Hall prior to the following 2023 shows. Application deadlines and details below.

February 19, 2:30pm--John Williams Intergalactic

  • Application deadline has passed.

April 22, 7:30pm-- Beethoven Violin Concerto

  • Application deadline: March 31, 2023 

April 29, 7:30pm-- Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini 

  • Application deadline: April 7, 2023

To Apply: 

  • If you are not already an associate member of the SAC, please sign up here.  Associate membership is a requirement for applying to perform. 

  • Submit Suzuki Prelude Application form here.

For the Application Video: 

  • Prepare a Youtube video that is no longer than 10 minutes in length. 

  • Students should introduce themselves at the beginning of the video saying their name, age, and who their current teacher is. 

  • Students must play *all* repertoire that they would like to perform during the prelude. ​

Be there! You can purchase tickets to these concerts at Colorado Symphony's web site. Purchasing tickets strengthens our relationship with Colorado Symphony.

2022 Summer Institutes

Colorado is fortunate to have two incredible summer Suzuki institutes: Colorado Suzuki Institute which is held in Beaver Creek, and Peaks to Plains held in Thornton. 

Click here for pics from past years, and learn how you can register for the institutes held in 2023

Seeking A New Board Member

We are looking for a new membership and outreach coordinator. If you have just a few hours every month, we would love to hear from you. Please email Philip Ledgerwood on how you can become more involved with SAC this year. 

2023 Trophy Festival!

May 7, 2023

Koelbel Library, Centennial CO


What is the Trophy Festival?

All guitar, piano, harp, violin, viola, cello, flute, trumpet, voice, and bass students who currently study with a Suzuki teacher are invited to participate. The purpose of this event is to provide an opportunity for students to perform for a clinician/adjudicator and receive positive comments or suggestions as well as a trophy - tangible evidence of their efforts and accomplishments.


This event serves as a terrific introduction for elementary students who will later perform in Solo/Ensemble Festivals and Region and Youth Orchestra Auditions; it is also perfect for more advanced or older students who need additional performing experience in a low pressure and supportive environment.


Proceeds from the Trophy Festival will go toward the Colorado Suzuki Association scholarship fund, allowing students across the region to attend Suzuki institutes!

Please click here for further details.

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Recent Event--Teacher Workshops

On October 22, 2022, SAC held Teacher Workshops and a Violin Master Class with Charles Krigbaum at the Denver Art Museum.  A very special thank you to Luther Strings for sponsoring this event.

It was a special three-part workshop for teachers on how to successfully run a studio, including important financial, legal, and other practical strategies. 

Click here to view more pictures from the event.

Recent Events--2022 Piano Play-Ins

In October of 2022, two piano play-ins were held in Denver and Colorado Springs! Approximately 50 students attended and filled the piano rooms with wonderful renditions from the twinkles all the way up to Book 5.  Great job Suzuki Stars!

Click here to view more pictures from the events.

Thank you to Schmitt Music in Englewood ( and Rick's Piano Warehouse in Colorado Springs ( for allowing us to hold these events at their venues! Thank you also to Carol Jilling and Laura Benson for producing these events!

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