Piano Camp is available to students from Grades 6 through 12 who have studied piano for at least two years, and are currently studying privately. Instruction in piano technique, keyboard literature, basic musicianship, ensemble playing and theory are studied during the week.
Each student will receive two piano lessons during the camp and will likely be introduced to the organ, harpsichord and pianoforte. All Piano Camp students will also participate in a mixed chorus. Piano campers enjoy a busy, fun-filled week of learning more about music, performing, and making new friends.
All Piano Camp students will also participate by singing in a mixed chorus.
Piano Camp Auditions on Sunday Evening
Each piano camper must prepare two or three brief solo selections before camp. These selections will be used at an informal audition before two of the piano camp faculty members on Sunday evening. Memorization is welcome, but not required.
The Piano Camp holds three separate performances on the final day of camp, all of which are open to the public, and parents and relatives are encouraged to attend. All performances are held in the School of Music Recital Hall and Organ Hall.
At 10:00 a.m., students perform in groups of 2 to 10 as part of the Piano Ensemble Recitals. All campers participate in at least part of these recitals.
At 12:30 p.m., some piano campers will perform in the afternoon Piano Solo Recitals. This recital lasts a little more than an hour.
At 6:15 p.m., select piano students will perform solos on the Evening Concert, which will also include all piano campers singing with the Piano Camp Chorus and either the Junior or Senior Mixed Chorus.
Soloists for the piano solo recitals and evening concert are selected by the piano camp faculty late Thursday evening, so we won’t be able to tell you until then when and where your camper will actually be performing. This information will be posted on our website as we receive it Thursday evening, and programs are posted in the School of Music for campers and parents on Friday Morning.