Winter Festival 2019

Chilly Cellos • Flutes in the Frost • Polar Pianos • Strings in the Snow

Friday and Saturday, January 18 and 19

Weather policy –

Saturday’s weather forecast calls for a wintry mix –starting as snow and changing to freezing rain–with temperatures in the low to mid 30s and possible snow and ice accumulations of 1-3 inches (but the forecast changes every few hours…).

We will plan to run the Denison Suzuki Winter Festival as scheduled. If it must be cancelled due to the weather, it will not be rescheduled, and no refunds will be issued.

We ask each family to use common sense and make their best assessment of the safety and practicality of the situation. If conditions are dangerous and Licking county is under a Level 3 weather emergency, we will cancel the workshop. Cancellation information will be emailed and posted on the website. 

Denison University Arts Quad Map Jan 2019

Final schedules will be posted after 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 17.  

WF 2019 Cello Student Schedules-1

Wf19 Flutes in the Frost Schedule

WF19 Polar Pianos 11519

WF19 Violin Schedule 11719

Music for 10AM Advanced class – Leah Bernini Cronin-1

Music for 11AM Book 5-6 class – Leah

Music for 1PM Book 3-4 class – Leah


Our annual Winter Festival is a weekend workshop styled after the “Suzuki Summer Institute” experience. We invite internationally renowned clinicians to teach masterclasses, group classes, and enrichment and to lead play-ins and parent forums. There is something for everyone during Winter Festival. We hope you arrive prepared to join in with great enthusiasm and we hope you leave inspired and encouraged.

There are two types of Group Classes at Winter Festival. The technique group focuses on learning or improving techniques that are found in a specific book level. Students in this group class may play small parts of a few pieces together, enabling them to refine these important techniques. The Repertoire group is focused on performing at a high level of quality as a large group. Many pieces are played and polished. Practice partners are encouraged to attend these groups and take notes while enjoying the beautiful music!

Fiddle Classes are offered for violin students in Book 3+ and are scheduled so that students are in class with others of the same book level.

Instrument Specific Play-ins will be held on Saturday afternoon and will be led by our clinicians. Traditionally, the play-in begins with students playing the most advanced piece and other students join in as they play down through the repertoire and end with the Twinkle Variations. Clinicians also encourage students to make special requests, turning the play-in into a “favorites” play-in.

Parents/Practice Partners will be able to participate in two Parent Forums on Saturday.

We will be offering Dalcroze Eurhythmics during Winter Festival. These classes offer a break from groups and masterclasses and enable the students to have some social time with each other while burning off some energy and learning new skills.
Optional Masterclass (for flutes and strings – pianists see below) will be offered. Each student who participates in the masterclass will receive a lesson, 20 minutes in length. We encourage students and practice partners to attend masterclasses surrounding their lesson time in order to learn from watching other lessons. Practice partners attend with their students to take notes and to meet other practice partners. Openings are limited and there is an extra fee for string and flute masterclasses.

Polar Piano Students will each participate in 2 masterclasses (as the schedule allows), a group class, an enrichment class, and the final recital. Students in the same book level will be scheduled together so that students and practice partners can gain insight from watching those working on similar pieces. The practice rooms in the basement of Burton Hall will be open for us to use throughout the weekend.

• Flutes in the Frost: $75 (This does not include a masterclass.)
• Strings in the Snow: $75 (This does not include a masterclass.)
• Polar Pianos: $75
Fully enrolled Denison Suzuki Students: The fee is included in your tuition.
Additional Masterclass fee for Strings and Flutes: $30
Checks are to be made payable to “Denison University” and should be mailed to Maryfrances Kirsh, Denison University Music Department, Box 810, Granville, Ohio, 43023
General Schedule

Friday January 18, 2019
Masterclasses (see specific instrument schedules)
Possible advanced violin group class – TBD

Saturday, January 19, 2019
Group classes, Masterclasses, and Enrichment classes are offered throughout the day. Please check instrument schedules on our website ( for times and location.

On January 10, we will begin posting the Winter Festival schedules here.  We recommend that you look over the schedules and wait to print them Thursday, January 17 to bring with you, so you have the latest and most accurate information. You will need these to help you get around to all your activities for the weekend. We don’t want you to miss anything! We have carefully designed the classes to provide the best educational and social experience possible for each student. Thank you for following your student’s schedule as posted.

Address of Burke Hall of Music and Arts

240 W. Broadway, Granville, OH  43023

Location of Winter Festival Activities on the Denison University Campus

Denison University Arts Quad Map Jan 2019

Parking is allowed along W. College (limited), along Broadway, and in the Lutheran Church parking lot.

Local Lodging for the Granville area:


Fiddle Class Tunes

Violin Review List

Book 1

  • all
  • Minuet 3

Book 2

  • Chorus by Handel
  • Musette by Bach
  • Hunter’s Chorus
  • Bouree by Handel
  • Gavotte by Lully

Book 3

  • Minuet I and II by Bach
  • Humoresque by Dvorak
  • Gavotte in D Major by Bach

Book 4

  • Concerto No. 5, I,  by Seitz
  • Concerto in A minor, I, by Vivaldi
  • Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, I, by Bach

Book 5

  • Concerto in A minor, II, Vivaldi
  • Country Dance
  • Gigue by Veracini
  • Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, I, by Bach

Book 6

  • Sonata in F Major, II by Handel
  • La Folia by Corelli

Book 7

  • Courante by Bach

Book 8

  • Tambourin by Gretry

WF 2019 Cello Repertoire List