Suzuki Violin Program

The University of Evansville Suzuki Violin Program supports the mission statement of the University by serving as a long-established, well-respected music program for children and their families. Recognizing that the seeds of passion for lifelong learning are planted during childrens' formative years, the Suzuki Violin Program is dedicated to teaching life skills and love of learning to children and their families through the study of music.

Suzuki Violin Program Overview

The University of Evansville Suzuki Violin Program was founded in 1972 by Carol J. Dallinger, Professor of Music. Today two full-time and two part-time Suzuki Talent Education Specialists teach over 100 students ages 4 - 17 who come from throughout the Tri-State area. In addition to teaching children, the Suzuki program serves as a resource for undergraduate students who are pursuing the Suzuki Pedagogy Certificate. These students observe children’s lessons and gain experience by serving as teaching assistants.

While the purpose of Suzuki instruction is not to train students for professional careers in music, a number of graduates from the program have gone on to pursue outstanding careers as performers and teachers. Others have chosen different careers but have continued to keep music centrally important in their lives and the lives of their children.

There is currently a waiting list for families interested in enrolling in the UE Suzuki Violin Program. To learn about the waiting list and to add your name, view our waiting list policy.

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Room 133, Krannert Hall