The Borealis Suzuki Institute (BSI) is the the summer component of the Edmonton Suzuki Flute & Recorder Society program. The Institute is included at no extra charge for students registered in the ESFRS program. Suzuki students from outside the ESFRS program are also welcome to participate in the Institute.

This year, we are also welcoming violin and viola students.

Due to COVID-19 protocols, the Institute has been transformed into the Borealis Online Workshop: August 23-25, 2023. 


  • Due to public health restrictions, our Institute programming has moved to an on line format for this summer. Registered students will receive links to video conference events via email. Observers are still welcome! Email to obtain links to events that are open to the public.
  • Our timetable  is designed so that if it becomes possible we can pivot to having some events in person without having to change the schedule. Any workshops with international artists will remain online.

More Information:

Preliminary schedule information is on the calendar here.

Please note that teachers are expected to attend student classes, as class observation and possible practice teaching are part of most teacher course requirements.

Individual timetables will be emailed with registration confirmations.