STUDENT Eligibility

For dates and deadlines see calendar.

Teachers submitting students for the Graduation Program must be current members of the Atlanta Area Suzuki Piano Association.

Students applying for the Graduation Program must be current members of the Atlanta Area Suzuki Piano Association before their teacher can submit them. Read student requirements.

Students must enter the program at level one and must continue sequentially through the graduation levels. Students may not skip a level or apply for two levels at one time.

How to Submit a Student

Teachers (not parents or students) submit the applications for her/his students by the published deadline. Teachers may enter prospective graduates via our website up to two months before the published deadline.

Students (or their teacher) must complete payment online by the published deadline. Please contact the Graduation Director if you prefer an alternative to paying online.

Teachers must submit a video recorded performance via YouTube by the published deadline. Uploaded videos should be categorized as "unlisted" and all links should be sent to videos@atlantasuzukipiano.org with the student name, piece name and level as the subject line. (Example: Student X, Allegro, level 1)

The video must include the required repertoire for the level the student is applying for (see graduation levels). The pieces must be memorized.

GRADUATION Fees

The student application fee is $125.00.

Student application fees and concert ticket sales help to cover concert expenses including hall rental, trophies, diplomas, professional videotaping and video evaluation, flowers, printing and mailing costs.

All fees are non-refundable. Students who are asked to wait to graduate can reapply at the next deadline. Scholarships are awarded to students who require financial assistance.

Concert Tickets

AASPA depends on ticket sales to pay the expense of renting Spivey Hall. Therefore, parents are encouraged to sell or purchase a minimum of $60.00 worth of tickets to help cover the hall rental expense, and also to insure a greater audience for the students. Tickets can be purchased directly by calling the Spivey Hall box office at (678) 466-4200.

All audience members including parents and family members must purchase a ticket to be allowed into the hall for the concert. Ticket prices are $15.00/adults and $7.50/students. Seating is General Admission.

Spivey Hall

We are very fortunate to have the honor to play at Spivey Hall, which is one of the finest concert halls in the country. Please be respectful of the employees at Spivey Hall and of the guidelines they ask us to follow.

Please be aware that audience members are not allowed on the performance stage or in the backstage area before, during, or after a performance. Audience members may meet performers in the lobby. AASPA teachers will guide students backstage and supervise them there.

Due to the fragility of antique items in the Green Room, only adults are allowed use of this room.