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Music Summer Camp: Summer Keyboard Institute

June 20, 2021 @ 8:00 am - June 25, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Summer Keyboard Institute 2021

Sunday – Friday, June 20-25

The Summer Keyboard Institute offers young pianists and organists, ages 12-18, a unique major and minor style of study in a variety of keyboard areas. Designed for intermediate and advanced pianists and organists, all students study piano or organ as their primary then select a secondary area in organ, piano, ensemble piano, or improvisation.  Participants must be able to read music at the intermediate or advanced level; this Institute is not suitable for beginners. Prior training in piano is expected. No prior organ experience is needed if organ will be the Secondary Area of study. This week is an excellent opportunity for pianists to experience the pipe organ. Prior organ training is expected if organ will be your Primary Area of study.

Upgrade your week with add-on private organ and piano lessons. Daily events also include musicianship classes, master classes, faculty recitals and recreational activities. All students perform at the end of the week. The evening faculty recitals begin at 7:30pm and are open to the public.

Areas of Study

Classical studio piano and organ are the primary areas of study.  Primary small groups meet daily. Secondary options meet twice a week and offer small group classes in organ, ensemble piano, and piano improvisation.

Primary  Organ: Students interested in studying organ as their primary instrument should bring at least two substantial performance-ready works to study and play on recital during the week, as well as two contrasting hymns for study in lessons.

Come Prepared to Perform

Students should bring two performance-ready works for master class / recital and two additional works (in progress) for further piano study during the week.  Master class performance is encouraged but not required.

If you are interested in studying organ as a secondary or in private lessons:

  • Prepare 2 hymns or brief solo organ works prior to arrival. Your sessions / lessons will cover the fundamentals of organ and service playing.
  • Bring appropriate shoes to properly play the pedals. Organ shoes are essentially tap dance shoes or capezios without taps. Leather heels and soles are more appropriate than rubber. If students do not own organ-specific shoes, the best substitute is a snug-fitting loafer with normal heel.  No sandals, flip-flops or high heels. Most organists change into their shoes when time to play, so bring a bag to transport the shoes to and from lessons if you do not wish to wear them all day.

Daily Schedule

Each day students participate in a musicianship class, master class, primary area small group lesson, practice time, and social events.  Secondary area small group lessons take place twice during the week.  Private lessons are scheduled within this framework. 

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Fees 2021

  • Resident Camper: $630
    (includes shared room/bath, linens (TBA), all meals, tuition)
  • Commuter: $510
    (includes lunch, dinner, tuition)
  • Private lessons: $35 per half hour session (optional, limit of 2)
  • Rental Linens (TBA): $20 per set
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June 20, 2021 @ 8:00 am
June 25, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
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