The Borealis Suzuki Winds Institute (BSWI) 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 flute and recorder students from outside the ESFRS program are also welcome to participate in the Institute.

The 2020  Institute has been transformed into the Borealis Summer Suzuki Winds Online Workshop: BSS – WOW! will occur August 14-19, 2020. 

There are a number of events which are open to the general public – you do not have to be registered as an Institute participant to attend the concerts and special presentations.


  • 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.

CONCERTS (online or outdoors*)

  • Saturday Aug 15- teacher performances
  • Sunday August 16 – live presentation of student performance projects
  • Tuesday August 18 – teacher performances
  • Wednesday Aug 19  – live presentation of student performance projects

*location, weather and social distancing protocols permitting


Recorder students:
  • Session 1:  Friday Aug.14 – Sunday Aug. 16
    • Daily Masterclass with Nancy Daly, European Suzuki Association Teacher Trainer from London, England
    • Participation in group class and performance projects
Flute  Students
  • Session 2: Monday Aug. 17 – Wednesday Aug. 19
    • Daily masterclass with Wendy Stern, Suzuki Association of the Americas Teacher Trainer and Lincoln Centre Teaching Artist from New York
    • Participation in group class and performance projects

Register for student programs here.


SAA Teacher training: 
Suzuki Online Seminar: “Windows of Opportunity”
  • An overview of the repertoire in Suzuki Recorder books 1- 4, focusing on duplication of repertoire in different locations in the Soprano and Alto books, and how these provide many interesting ways of engaging students to play both instruments at a variety of levels.


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.