Summer String Experience 2018

A week of music, community and fun

Mark your calendar!


Back to Nature”

Dates: Sunday July 8 to Friday July 13

Location: University of Saskatchewan Education Building

  • violin, viola or cello

  • Programs for beginners ages 4 and up: no prior experience on a string instrument

  • Programs for string students at all ages and levels of experience

  • Learn together and make new friends!

  • Highly qualified faculty of professional musicians on staff.

  • Enrichment music classes, crafts, lunch hour concerts and an evening barbecue.

  • Music in Early Childhood classes offered for children ages 1-3

  • Final Concert Friday evening: all students participate
  • Early-bird pricing: Save $50 per child! Registration forms and payment must be received no later than June 1.

presented by the Saskatoon Suzuki String Program

If you have any questions, please contact Lillian or John at (306)373-9130 or

Please see below for further information

Summer String Experience

Sunday, July 8th, 1pm to Friday, July 13th, 8pm

28 Campus Drive

Saskatoon, SK

REFUND POLICY: Registration withdrawals prior to June 10 will receive a refund of 50% of the program fee. Withdrawals after June 10 are not eligible for a refund.

Please note!!! Children ages 7 and under must be accompanied at all times by a parent or caregiver. For safety reasons, all participants are required to stay together in groups between classes, at breaks and over the lunch hour.

Please see below for pricing and program details.

Beginner Program $225
($275 after June 1)
9:00am to 12:15pm

  • For children age 3 and up with no prior lessons in violin or cello.

  • Group classes offer a basic introduction to the instrument, and preliminary skills for playing.

  • Music and Movement classes

  • Crafts and recreational activities

  • Highly recommended for those interested in enrolling their children in Suzuki string lessons in the fall.

  • A limited number of cellos are available free of charge. Violinists and violists rent their own instruments. Having a properly sized instrument for your child is important! Call for details.

Half-Day Program $235

($285 after June 1)

9:00am to 12:15pm

  • For children who already play violin, viola or cello and are not yet fluent in reading music and not ready to play in an orchestra.

  • Small and large group classes in violin, viola or cello

  • Movement or rhythm classes and a craft / recreation period are included.

Full-Day Program $325
($375 after June 1)
9:00am to 3:40pm

  • For those who have played or are ready to play in an orchestra.

  • Technique, Suzuki repertoire and percussion classes in the morning

  • Orchestra and Sectional Rehearsals in the afternoon

  • Participants must have experience reading music.

Sinfonia Program $375

($425 after June 1)

9:00am to 3:40pm

  • For more advanced players, Suzuki book 4 and up or equivalent.

  • String quartet coaching sessions

  • more advanced string orchestra

  • percussion and musicianship classes

Pre-instrumental Program $65
($115 after June 1)
Mon - Thu: 11:30 am to 12:15

    Children aged 1 - 3 years

  • Classes use songs, nursery rhymes, dance, movement, instruments and fun to teach basic elements of music.

  • Since talent can be created at a young age, children who attend music in early childhood classes have a head start when they are old enough to learn a musical instrument.

  • A minimum of 5 children must be registered or the class will be cancelled with refund

The directors of the Summer String Experience wish to thank the Saskatchewan Orchestral Association, Sask Culture and Sask Lotteries for generous funding, which makes the Summer String Experience possible, and the University of Saskatchewan Department of Music for facilities.

Special guest clinicians!

Julia McFarlane and Tricia Balmer will be joining us again this summer to lead classes in violin and cello, and conduct the orchestras. Both are accomplished teachers and musicians in the Greater Toronto Area.

Applies to non-beginner programs only.
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Shortly after you submit your registration form, you will receive an invoice in your email inbox. The invoice will give you the option of paying via PayPal or credit card.

Beginner Program $225
($275 after June 1)

Half-Day Program $235

($285 after June 1)

Full-Day Program $325
($375 after June 1)

Sinfonia Program $375

($425 after June 1)

Pre-instrumental Program $65
($115 after June 1)

Extra T-shirt $30

Your registration will be considered complete once your form is submitted and payment is received.
Thank you for joining us this summer!