Course descriptions below.
Tuition is $300 per student and includes a semi-private masterclass and one elective.
Additional electives and private lessons in other instruments are $75 each.
Masterclasses, Suzuki Group/Repertoire classes, Orchestra, Conducting, Vocal Ensembles, Music Theory
Tae Kwon Do, Art, Music Theory, Music Theatre
Daily recital series and Festival Trip
These are the typical times for IAM classes, but may be changed to accommodate teacher and student schedules.
Student Honors Recital (selected by Institute Faculty)
Wednesday, 4:30 & 6:00
Festival trip to Eagle Creek State Park
Fun Night Talent Show
All-inclusive student recital series
Festival Final Concert
Saturday. 11:00 AM
All-Festival Suzuki Play-in
Every student will receive a daily 15-minute lesson - individual, one-on-one instruction with one of our excellent faculty in the presence of two-three other students who are studying at similar levels. Families should plan to observe for the entire class period. Suzuki teacher trainees observe these classes as part of their training requirements.
Students will be placed in levels according to book/ability to perform, practice, and study pieces from the Suzuki repertoire. The full repertoire list will be distributed to students by July 1.
Emphasis on teaching the whole child is the basis for the methods used in the Music Theory Classes. Students will use all spatial areas and senses as well as a wide variety of media to learn skills. Students will be involved in singing, playing instruments, moving, listening, writing, reading and creating. They will be learning in areas of notation, performance, rhythm, aesthetics, analysis, and composition. Each level will be working on skills appropriate to their ability in each area.
When traveling, IAM Faculty member Wayne Krigger observed that many children did not seem to be connected in mind, body, and spirit with their music so he developed a creative movement program. This class engages the body’s large muscle groups and voice while still maintaining the student’s individuality by using music from the early Suzuki repertoire and supplementing with music from other venues and cultures. Two levels available. Students ages 3-7 and 8-up.
Two levels of Orchestra are offered - one for early reading students, and one for advanced students. Orchestras are open to all strings students. Orchestras perform as part of the final festival concert on Friday evening.
Playing handbells is a unique experience in music making. Only through the handbell medium are musicians responsible for just a few notes in a piece. Performing on handbells helps develop note reading and rhythmic accuracy as well as attention span, concentration, and focus. (Ages 9 and up.)
Students of all instruments are invited to participate in our jazz classes, where they will learn the basics of improvisation and performance. All groups will perform on our Friday final concert. )
Tae Kwon Do is a Korean martial art consisting of hand strikes, kicks and blocks. It is a safe and fun way to learn self-defense, increase self-control and gain self-esteem. Increase physical fitness, balance and flexibility at any age or fitness level.
Art classes are an introduction to art and artistic mediums. Each art experience does not necessarily result in a masterpiece. Creativity and talent are developed through exercises designed to stimulate your child's mind and promote problem solving. Classes, regardless of age level, will do daily activities that culminate in one fully integrated project. Whenever possible, the Multiple Intelligences will be utilized. Materials Fee - $10.00
Beginning Level: age 3-5
Intermediate Level: age 6-10
Advanced Level: age 11 and up
Flexibility among levels will be possible to accommodate ability.