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Covid-19 Update

SMC Summer Institute 2020 Postponed to 2021

March 31, 2020


Dear Suzuki Friends,

Suzuki Music Columbus has been closely monitoring and following State and National guidelines regarding COVID-19. In order to prioritize the health and safety of our participants, faculty and staff, we have made the decision to postpone the Suzuki Music Columbus Summer Institute 2020 to 2021.


SMC Summer Institute will now be held June 5–13, 2021. 

Student Camp will be June 7-12, 2021.

Teacher Training will be June 5-13, 2021.


Participants will automatically have their 2020 tuition, registration fee, and any room and board fees credited to SMC Summer Institute 2021, unless they request another option by the dates listed below. (You do not need to fill in the form below to receive the credit, we will automatically roll the funds over)


Tax Deductible Donation

Even though we will not be having SMC Summer Institute 2020, there are still considerable expenses that must be paid, so donations will be gratefully accepted. If you are willing, please consider donating all or part of the amount you have paid to SMC Summer Institute 2020 as a 100% tax-deductible donation.


If you would like to convert all or part of the amount paid to a donation, please fill in the form below, and we will send you a receipt to document your tax-deductible donation.  You may convert your funds to a tax-deductible donation any time up until December 31, 2020.



To request having your tuition, registration fee and any room and board refunded minus the $100 non-refundable deposit, please let us know by filling in the form below. Deadline to request a refund is May 1, 2020. We wish that we did not have to retain the non-refundable deposit, but we have already incurred expenses for the institute and our future sustainability requires us to cover these expenses.


Thank you for your understanding and your continued support during this unprecedented time. Stay safe everyone!




Douglas Locke and Susan Locke

Artistic/Executive directors 

Suzuki Music Columbus, Inc.

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