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Summer String Experience 2022

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Dear Parents and Participants of the SSE:


Thank you for signing up for 2022 SSE.  In a few days you will be receiving more information including the start and end times for this Summer’s SSE.  Sunday orientation starts at 2:30PM and includes a class or a rehearsal, depending on what program you are in.  Monday to Thursday starts at 9:00AM sharp.  Friday there is a dress rehearsal in the morning and concerts in the late afternoon/evening. 

We look forward to seeing you all and making music together!


See you on Sunday July 10, 2022 at 2:30 pm at the University of Saskatchewan,Education Building.


If you are not receiving emails regarding the SSE, please check your spam or junk folders. Or contact John or Lillian at :


Co- Directors , John Payzant, Lillian Jen-Payzant, Jim Legge


Goes Bach in Time

July 10-15, University of Saskatchewan Department of Music


(Times subject to change due to covid


Early-bird pricing: Save $50 per child!

Registration forms must be received no later than June 10.

• Violin, viola, cello or string bass

• Programs for both beginners and developing students

• Learn together and make new friends!

• Highly qualified faculty of professional musicians on staff.

• Enrichment music classes, crafts and other activities.

• Special Guests: Anita Buttemer (violin) and Geneviève Schirm-

Joyce (cello) from the Suzuki program in Waterloo, Ontario.

Refund Policy: Registration withdrawals prior to

June 20, 2021 will receive a refund of minus $25.00 (for costs)

and 50% of the program fee. Withdrawals after June 20 are not

eligible for a refund. Unless covid related.

Important Note:Children ages 8 and under must be accompanied

at all times by a parent or caregiver. For safety reasons, all

participants are required to stay together in groups between

classes, at breaks and over the lunch hour. Public health and U.

of S. guidelines due to COVID 19 must be strictly observed.

Beginner Program $235

($285 after June 10)

9:00am to 12:15pm

• For children age 3 and up with no prior lessons in violin or cello.

• Group classes offer a basic introduction to the instrument, and

preliminary skills for playing.

• Movement classes also add to the fun!

• Crafts and recreational activities.

• Highly recommended for those interested in enrolling their

children in Suzuki string lessons in the fall.

• A limited number of cellos are available free of charge.

Violinists and violists rent their own instruments. Having a

properly sized instrument for your child is important! Call for


Parents are required to attend with student under the age of 8

Half-Day Program $245

($295 after June 10)

9:00am to 12:15pm

• For children who already play violin, viola or cello and are not

yet fluent in reading music and not ready to play in an orchestra.

• Small and large group classes in violin, viola or cello.

• Movement or rhythm classes and a craft / recreation period are


Full-Day Program $335

($385 after June 10)

9:00am to 3:40pm

• For those who have played or are ready to play in an orchestra.

• Technique, Suzuki repertoire and percussion classes in the morning.

• Orchestra and Sectional Rehearsals in the afternoon.

• Participants must have experience reading sheet music.

Sinfonia Program $385

($435 after June 12)

9:00am to 3:40pm

• For more advanced players, Suzuki book 4 and up or equivalent.

• String quartet coaching sessions.

• More advanced string orchestra.

• Participants must have experience reading sheet music.

• Other class TBA.


The directors of the Summer String Experience wish to thank the

Saskatchewan Orchestral Association, Sask Culture and Sask

Lotteries for their generous funding, which makes the Summer

String Experience possible. We would also like to thank the

University of Saskatchewan Department of Music for the use of



“My kids love their time at the Summer String Experience!

It’s a great way to keep their violin skills up over the summer.

The organization of the event is very well done, and the final concert

always blows us away!”


“So pleased with this program! We learned so much, met great new people. Definitely look forward

to doing it again!”


“The SSE is a wonderful and enriching program that we look forward to every summer. The instruction is excellent,

and it is amazing what the students accomplish in just one week.” 

For more information contact us at

306-373-9130 or

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