Guitar Graduation2019-12-12T20:05:10-06:00

ONLINE REGISTRATION

1. Teacher Membership

You must be a current member of SAM and SAA to participate in SAM Graduation.

For more information, email Vanamali Medina at membership@suzukimn.org

2. Teacher Registration and Volunteer Information

Volunteering for graduation is the most important contribution to the event’s success. Fill out the online form. Include a substitute if you cannot attend.

3. Student Registration

Teachers are responsible for registering each of their students through a portal that will be made available in the fall preceding the Graduation (e.g. October 2019 for 2020 graduation)

Teachers pay for each student by credit card at the time of registration.

4. Fees

  • Registration for one instrument, one level is $40.
  • Registration for same instrument, additional levels is $20.
  • Application Fee for Upper Level Solo Opportunity at Benson Hall is $10.

DEADLINES

January 15, 2020

  • Online teacher registration, volunteer and payment information
  • Online Student Registration

January 15–17 midnight

  • Teachers may edit registration at no charge

January 18–19 midnight

  • Teachers may edit registrations paying fee of $10 per student.
register now

GUITAR GRADUATION GUIDELINES

GUIDELINE 1

Students will make a video—without accompaniment—of the graduation piece for each of the levels from which they are graduating. The video will be uploaded to YouTube and the link will be submitted with the online student registration.

GUIDELINE 2

Students graduating from Level 8 should also make a video recording of a piece of choice to be performed solo at the Graduation Recitals. The video should be uploaded to YouTube and the link will be submitted with the online registration. The videos will be evaluated by the Graduation Committee.

Beginning with Level 7 the performance will be play-in style. Students are expected to polish their previous pieces thoroughly for this performance.

GUITAR GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

In order to graduate from:

You must have studied the following:

The graduation piece for this level is:

Twinkle Level

S. Suzuki, Perpetual Motion

S. Suzuki, Twinkle Theme and Variations

Level 1

F. Longay, Meadow Minuet

S. Suzuki, Perpetual Motion

Level 2

B. Calatayud, Waltz (No. 1)

F. Longay, Meadow Minuet

Level 3

J. Kuffner, Arietta Theme & Variations

B. Calatayud, Waltz No.1

Level 4

L. Mozart, Bourrée

J. Kuffner, Arietta Theme & Variations

Level 5

J.S. Bach, Gavottes I & II

L. Mozart, Bourrée

Level 6

F. Sor, Rondo Op. 22, #4

J.S. Bach, Gavottes I & II

Level 7

Middle to end of Bk. 7

F. Sor, Rondo Op. 22, #4

Level 8

Teacher’s discretion

Any piece at this level