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Location: Chicago
Start Term: Fall
Program Type: Master's, Diploma

The Master of Music degree in Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy and Certificate in Suzuki Pedagogy combine advanced performance and academic studies in music with in-depth study of the Suzuki Method and development of teaching skills through observations, practica, and apprentice teaching. The program leads to certification through the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA).

Linda Berna
, Director of the Music Conservatory

What Differentiates Us

Tremendous Applied Music Faculty

Tremendous Applied Music Faculty

The Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University possesses a stellar faculty that features Almita and Roland Vamos,Tanya Carey, members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO), including Assistant Concertmasters David Taylor and Yuan-Qing Yu, Assistant Principal violist Li-Kuo Chang, violist Lawrence Neuman, Principal cellist John Sharp, cellist Richard Hirschl, Assistant Principal flutist Richard Graef, flutist Emma Gerstein, and many other master musicians and teachers.

Experienced Teacher Trainers

Experienced Teacher Trainers

The Music Institute of Chicago (MIC), a nonprofit community music school, has a unique concentration of teacher trainers on its faculty, including Anne Montzka-Smelser, Shigetoshi Yamada, Sarah Montzka for violin and viola; Tanya Carey and Avi Friedlander for cello; and Meret Bitticks for flute. The Music Institute has offered approved teacher training courses for more than twenty-five years at the Chicago Suzuki Institute. With more than 400 Suzuki students, MIC provides an unparalleled opportunity for pedagogical observation and practice teaching. The school also teaches Suzuki students in piano, guitar and, recorder.

Study in a Great City

Study in a Great City

Chicago is an easily accessible and vibrant city with spectacular architecture, a thriving technology sector, and world class arts and culture.

Expectations & Requirements

Standards

Candidates are held to the high standards for music study at Roosevelt University and teacher training at the Music Institute of Chicago and the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA).

Sample Courses

  • Book 1
    Successful completion and registration of Every Child Can! (ECC!) course
    28 hours of class
    15 hours of observation
  • Book 2
    Successful completion and registration of Book 1
    15 hours of class
    8 hours of observation
  • Book 3
    Successful completion and registration of Book 1 and 2
    15 hours of class
    8 hours of observation
  • Book 4
    Successful completion and registration of Book 1, 2 and 3
    15 hours of class
    8 hours of observation