Announcing our 10th Annual Chamber Music Festival!
August 14-19, 2023!
We are excited to feature the Horszowski Trio as our Guest Artists! Find more info here!
*Please note that piano slots are completely full at this time. Violin, viola, and cello spots are still available!*
Registration is Open!
The Artists Program (TAP) Summer Chamber Festival provides SOTI students as well as students from outside our program with an intensive experience both in chamber music and string orchestra repertoire. The festival is open to string players and pianists ages 6-20. Students must complete an application and submit an audition to be considered.
- TAP 2023 Festival Dates: August 14-19, 2023
- Early Registration Enrollment Deadline: March 20, 2023
- General Registration Enrollment Deadline: June 1, 2023
Please email us with questions at [email protected] or [email protected].
August 14-19, 2023
1845 Northern Blvd,
Manhasset, Long Island
“All of us really had our hearts in it. We arrived on day one with the notes in our fingers so we could dive straight into the artistic details.
In just a few days, we learned how to truly make music together. Every student, from youngest to oldest, was so excited and proud to be on that stage at the final performance.”
– Sophie Vincoff, violinist
General Information: Suzuki on the Island welcomes violinists, violists, cellists, and pianists ages 6-20 to audition for The Artists Program (TAP) Chamber Music Festival held August 14–19, 2023 at the Congregational Church of Manhasset. Each participant will be placed into a chamber music group based on their level and will receive individualized attention from our esteemed teachers in both individual lessons and group settings. Students will also rehearse/perform alongside the faculty in one of three orchestras, and some students will have the special opportunity to play their chamber works or solo repertoire in a masterclass setting for TAP guest artists.
Extended Day: In response to requests from former festival students and families, we have added an extended day option for students ages 10 and older who are interested in participating in assisted practicing and technique building in their solo repertoire. Each participating student will receive two private lessons during this time throughout the week and will engage in additional presentations and workshops. This extended day runs Tuesday through Friday from 11am to 1pm and is optional for an additional $250.00 for the week. Lunch is not provided.
Audition Requirements: Please submit a YouTube link to a recent video (5-6 minutes in length) that demonstrates the student’s performance of solo repertoire. Please make sure that the sound in your video is of high quality, and that we are able to see the performer in full from an audience’s perspective. Recordings made on an iPhones or tablet are acceptable. A playing sample is required for all new and returning students. This helps us accurately place all students in chamber groups and in string orchestra.
Masterclass: On Wednesday evening we will have our annual pizza party outside in the courtyard with all our participating festival students and faculty. Following the pizza party, selected chamber music groups will perform in a masterclass for our guest artist.
Final Concert: The festival will culminate in performances given by our three orchestras on Friday, August 18, 2023 and each chamber music group on Saturday, August 19, 2023.
Tuition and General Information:
Tuition is $925.00 per person for general enrollment and $875.00 per person for early enrollment. Extended day will run Tuesday through Friday from 11:00am-1:00pm and is optional for an additional $250.00 for the week.
- Early Registration Fee: $875.00/person (due by April 21, 2023)
- General Registration Fee: $925.00/person (due before June 1, 2023)
- Extended Day: Additional $250.00/person (due at the time of enrollment)
- Families registering 2 or more siblings will receive a 5% sibling discount from the total registration
- Participation in all 6 days is required
- Merit and need-based scholarships are available. Please send scholarship inquiries to [email protected] and/or [email protected]
- Methods of payment include Zelle, Venmo, and Check
- Once your application is accepted and placement is finalized, tuition will be nonrefundable
- Venmo @SuzukiontheIsland
- Zelle payment to 917-804-3895
- Checks payable to “Suzuki on the Island LLC” and mail to:
Ani Gregorian Resnick
Suzuki on the Island LLC/The Artists Program
39 Heywood Road
Pelham, NY 10803
Questions? Email [email protected] or call the school 516-366-4057
EXTENDED DAY OPTION: 10yrs+
6:45 outdoor pizza party
7:30–9:00pm Masterclass with the Horszowski Trio for select students
*pack your own easy to eat dinner for all students*
7:00-9:00 Orchestra Performances (all students)
Chamber Music Showcase (all students)