Programs for students

Multiple Locations

The Alan Fraser Piano Institute, ages 9 and up, Cleveland Ohio July 10-15 $675, Holland Michigan July 5-9 $575, Amherst Massachusetts June 18-22 $785, Concord New Hampshire June 24-28 $685, Ogden Utah July 17-22 $824, Split Croatia August 10-20 $1275.

Alan Fraser has written four books linking Feldenkrais Method to piano technique. He teaches "skeletal" piano playing, synthesizing the best of the finger action, arm weight and rotation schools. Students report breakthroughs in their sound, their ability to phrase with feeling, their sense of agility, and their ability to learn music quickly. This approach also effectively addresses performance injury issues. The institute accepts pianists of all levels: concert artists, studio teachers, students and amateurs. Each day includes a Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lesson, individual piano lessons (observed by all unless otherwise requested), and a lecture on aspects of technique such as the hand’s arches, the thumb, rotation, arm weight, octaves and chords, elasticity, phrasing and rhythmic inflection. The Alan Fraser Piano Institute will take your playing and teaching to the next level on the fine Steinway pianos of Clevland State University, the University of Massachusetts, Browning Arts Center at Weber State University, Concord Community Music School, Anderson-Werkman Performing Arts Center of Hope College, and Split, Croatia.


East/West International Piano Festival, ages 12-26, Weihai, China, July 17-29, 2017 $2600

The East/West International Piano Festival invites you to join us for its second successful season in the beautiful seaside resort city of Weihai, China, one of the easternmost cities of China.Embracing China’s extraordinarily scenic views and rich cultural heritage, this two-week international piano festival promises to be an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience. The Festival is open to outstanding pianists from throughout the world, and will include intensive private lesson and master class instruction from extraordinary international artist teachers. There will also be opportunities for all participants to perform in public concerts at the conclusion of the Festival. In addition, the artist faculty will participate in special concerts given for the participants.

Krakow Piano Summer, ages 14-adult, Krakow, Poland, July 25-August $1750

The Krakow Piano Summer provides an exciting opportunity for intensive study and performance for advanced pianists from age 14-adult. Active participants study with Dr. William Wellborn (San Francisco Conservatory of Music) and Adam Wibrowski (Paris Conservatory), and will have a minimum of 5-6 private lessons, in addition to masterclasses with guest faculty. Festival concerts featuring the participants are given at the Cultural Center in Krakow, the Paderewski Center in Kasna Dolna, the Sienkiewicz Museum in Oblegorek, and the Szymanowski Museum in Zakopane. In addition to these exciting performance opportunities, the program includes visits to important sites in and around Krakow, including the spectacular Wawel Castle, and the rare chance to view Chopin manuscripts at the Jagellonian Library. The program is also open to teachers and auditors and provides an excellent opportunity to explore the beautiful city of Krakow and absorb Polish culture to the fullest.


Calgary Arts Piano Camp, ages 9-adult, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, July 24-28, 2017 $450

Students are provided instructed by world renowned clinicians in small classes. Duets are pieced together through guidance. Two recitals at the end of the week are performed by the students and open to the public.

Calgary Arts Adult Piano Camp, Adults, Calgary, Alberta, Canada July 24-26, 2017 $395

Guys clinicians will offer sessions on topics relevant to the adult student. During master classes with the clinician and top-level teachers, participants will work on personally chosen solo repertoire piece and a pre-assigned ensemble work. At the end of the three day program there will be a concert open to the public.

Calgary Arts Jazz Keyboard Workshop, Ages 12 and up, Calgary, Canada, July 17-20, 2017 $375

This camp is focused on a combination of professional artist teachers with students' ages 12 and up who have completed a minimum of level 6 on their instruments. Jazz performance skilled are enhance through study of jazz theory, technique, and combo opportunities. The workshop finishes with a public performance.

Calgary Arts Exploring the Arts/Playwriting, Ages 4-11, Calgary, Alberta, Canada July 17-21, 2017 $345

Features half-day programs with a series of fifty-minute classes in art, drama, movement, and music. Musical elements involve keyboard rhythm, singing, while movement involves a variety of different forms of dance. There is a performance of the play created on the Friday.

Calgary Arts Musical Theatre Showtime, ages 9-19, Calgary, Alberta, Canada July 4, 5, 6, 10, 11 & 12 $395

MTS showcases a different production each summer . Students have an opportunity to participate in all aspects of the production from making of the set and costumes through to production with high school credits available through partnership with the CBE.


Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Piano Academy, Ages 12-18, Bloomington IN June 24 to July 15, 2017 $2,100

The internationally respected Summer Piano Academy is for gifted, serious young pianists seeking rapid advancement through intensive study with world-class master teachers and an outstanding resident faculty. Known for its nurturing environment and distinctive “collective” teaching system, the Academy features two private lessons weekly, eight master classes, many student and guest artist recitals. Daily group sessions alternate interactive performance classes with lecture-recitals and faculty talks on musicianship/style, technique, practicing, performance preparation and other topics of interest. The course of study includes ensemble instruction with a capstone duet concert, three levels of theory, supervised practice, optional Feldenkrais classes. The concurrent Summer Music Festival provides nightly solo and chamber concerts. Students live in a new residence hall on the lovely IU-Bloomington campus, and work in the stimulating artistic atmosphere of one of the world’s great music schools.


New Orleans Piano Institute, ages 16 and up, New Orleans, LA, July 23-30, 2017, $550 tuition, $550 room and board.

NOPI is an intensive solo performance program for advanced and intermediate college, high school, and junior high school pianists. The participants will receive private lessons, perform in master classes, attend lectures and discussions, and perform in the Showcase Recital. This year the New Orleans Piano Institute will include the NOPI Solo Piano Competition for cash prizes totaling $2,200. Additionally, a Concerto Competition sponsored by Hall Piano Company and the Steinway Society of New Orleans. The winner of the Concerto Competition will receive a cash prize and will be invited to perform with New Orleans Civic Symphony in the fall of 2017.


Bowdoin International Music Festival, ages 13-30, Brunswick, Maine June 24-August 5 $2,850- $6,550

In our personalized programs, your instructor guides your course of study, which includes private lessons, studio classes, and masterclasses. All musicians have the opportunity to perform in chamber groups, and may attend any concert, masterclass, lecture, or demonstration presented by the Festival. Participants in the Festival are independent and capable of developing and managing their own schedules. Artist instructors and staff members will help to guide individual lessons, repertoire, masterclasses, chamber music, and non-musical activities. To make significant progress during the Festival, participants are expected to take advantage of masterclasses and performance opportunities, attend concerts, and use unscheduled time for solo and chamber music practice.


Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, ages 14-18, Twin Lake, Michigan, June 28 - August 20 (4 twelve day sessions) $1,379 per session

Blue Lake's piano program is designed to guide each student to musical achievement with an enriching learning environment. Every student will receive a 30-minute private lesson each day (ten in all) during the session. Students will also be scheduled for two hours of supervised practice daily. Students also receive daily instruction in keyboard ensemble and music theory, and meet for seminars on a variety of topics that may include piano history, literature, practice and performance skills, and faculty performances. Many students are given performance opportunities throughout the session in piano seminars, master classes, and studio recitals. The final Sunday presentation will include all students in brief solo and keyboard ensemble performances. Students also have the opportunity to hear various performances presented as a part of Blue Lake's Summer Arts Festival, as well as participate in recreational activities and other camp events.

Celebrating The Spectrum: A Festival of Music and Life, ages 12-22, East Lansing, MI, July 16-23, 2017, $1,000 for students (Full tuition scholarships available)

Celebrating The Spectrum is designed to give qualified advanced pre-College piano students on the Autism Spectrum a preview of a life in music. The daily schedule will reflect the life of a music major in a university setting culminating in two live performances. The first, a “house concert”, gives the students an intimate setting to try out their performances prior to the Grand Finale Concert in Cook Recital Hall. All students perform in master classes by College of Music piano faculty Professor Deborah Moriarty and Dr. Derek Polischuk. The classes will be devoted to solo repertoire and piano four hand repertoire with faculty and student interns. Lectures from Dr. Lauren Harris, Dr. Michael Thaut, and Dr. Scott Price are designed to give particpants a feel for the academic class component of a college education. A daily Pilates class introduces students to a “body awareness” approach to playing the piano.


Junior Composers Summer Programs, ages 14-20, Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 10-22, 2017 $1100.00/week

Junior Composers Summer Programs (JCSP) is a summer residential program for students ages 14-20 who want to compose music. All students compose at least one piece of music for multiple instruments. Students are assigned to one of four music theory classes determined by written testing on the first day. Students work with faculty and guest artists improvising, arranging, and composing. By Wednesday students will be required to produce a draft of a musical score that will conform to stated standards and begin rehearsing their compositions. By Friday these musical scores will be completed. On Saturday each student will read from the scores they have created, giving a premiere performance of their new pieces. Students in the 2-week Studio arrive one week earlier than the Institute and Songwriters students and therefore have more assignments, more interactions with guest artists and an additional Showcase featuring their new music.

New Jersey

Golandsky Institute's Summer Symposium at Princeton University, all ages, July 9-16, 2017,  Resident participant: $1,575 Commuting participant: $1,175 Breakfast option: $75 Try our one-day pass for first-time attendees (valid for any single day): $75

The Golandsky Institute Summer Symposium and International Piano Festival at Princeton University features lectures, master classes, concerts, technique clinics, and other presentations by Edna Golandsky and the Institute’s expert faculty, all of whom have undergone years of rigorous training to qualify as teachers of the Taubman Approach. The performers and pedagogues of the Golandsky Institute’s faculty work with pianists of all levels - professional, student, and amateur

Taubman Piano Festival, Age 9-Senior, Montclair, New Jersey, June 23-25, 2017 $220 and pro-rated

Dorothy Taubman’s Approach to the piano presents principles of coordinated motion that unburden the hands and unleash the spirit. Daily Lectures, Master Classes, mini-group Clinics, Pedagogy Workshops and Evening Recitals.

Westminster Piano Camp, ages: students entering the 9th through 12th, Princeton NJ July 15 - July 21, 2017 $995 (includes room and board)

High School Piano Camp is a unique and exciting musical experience Led by Professor Ingrid Clarfield, MTNA Teacher of the Year, the outstanding faculty includes Todd Simmons, Kelly Lin, Kristin Topham. The faculty present lecture-recitals, master classes and group discussions allowing campers to explore, many facets of piano playing. Topics include: efficient practice techniques, stylistic interpretation, memorization and performance anxiety. Students review videos of their playing to study technique, performance choreography, develop poise and achieve polished performances. Highlights Students are coached in solo, duet and two-piano pieces in addition to solos from their current repertoire. Students receive supervised practice sessions. Ms. Clarfield provides guidance for preparation of college auditions, recitals, competitions and career opportunities. Students attend classes in style and interpretation, technique, memorization, music history, jazz and accompanying. Students demonstrate what they have learned by performing solo and ensemble pieces in a final recital on Friday afternoon.

Westminster HS Solo Pianist Week, Students entering the 9th through 12th grades, Princeton NJ, June 25 - June 30, 2017 $995 (includes room and board)

Now in its 18th year, this workshop offers the serious young pianist an enriching and inspiring musical experience, exposing each participant to the artistic and practical aspects of solo performance. Program Highlights Daily private lessons, studio classes and lectures with Westminster artist faculty, Ena Bronstein Barton, James Goldsworthy and Phyllis Alpert Lehrer; Learn effective techniques for dealing with performance anxiety and memorization; Attend a seminar in applying and auditioning for colleges of music; Perform in the final High School Solo Pianist recital; Meet and develop long-term friendships with others passionate about the piano and music. Daily Schedule Private lessons, classes in piano literature, morning music and movement class, technique, style and performance; Selected presentations or discussions in auditioning techniques, applying to colleges of music, careers in music and giving recitals; Final concert.

New York

Crane Youth Music, ages 12-18, Potsdam, NY, June 25-July 8 $1500

Founded in 1973, Crane Youth Music is celebrating its 44th Season this summer. CYM continues a heritage of cost-effective musical training for middle and high school musicians ages 12-18. Faculty & Staff include Crane School of Music Faculty and guest artist teachers. All students attend master classes taught by faculty, perform in ensembles, and have the opportunity to take elective courses in music theory, composition, music history, jazz improvisation, conducting and more. Pianists receive individual lessons, coaching and group piano instruction in the electronic piano labs. Crane has an outstanding choral heritage and all students have the opportunity to perform in the CYM Chorus. Students interested in Jazz are welcome to audition for the Jazz Band and Jazz Ensemble.

Montparker Summer Workshops, teens through adults, Huntington, Long Island, New York, June 20--- August 30, various cost according to size of group

Montparker Summertime Workshops, Huntington. Steinway Artist, pianist, lecturer and author, Carol Montparker, conducts her workshops, in her beautiful studio with two beautiful Steinway grands,concentrating on works-in-progress-- interpretation, technique, troubleshooting, music as literature: the entire "pianist's landscape"-- for teachers, serious piano students, piano groups, or associations, presented either in her Huntington studio (one hour East of NYC by train or car), or upon request at your locale--(limited to NY, CT, NJ, areas.) "These workshops have been highly successful and well-attended in Ms. Montparker’s series," - The Composer’s Landscape at The Steinway Piano Gallery of Long Island. Telephone 631-427-7556 or email

Nazareth College Summer Piano Camp, Students entering grades 7-12 Up to 30, Rochester NY, July 10-14, 2017 $350, $325 if registered by June 1, 2017

The Nazareth College Summer Piano Camp is designed for students who seek fresh opportunities for music-making while sharing common interests with their peers. From the curious piano student who has been taking weekly lessons to the more advanced player seriously considering collegiate studies in music, piano campers will participate in five music-filled days of educational, creative, and collaborative experiences, at the same time enjoying the chance to make new friendships. Students will participate in numerous activities and classes throughout the week: daily private lessons, ensemble coaching, discussions on memorization, healthy technique, musical style, and classes with topics like music theory, ear training, creative analysis, improvisation, perceptive listening, yoga/movement, and communication. Students also participate in recreational activities and the Camp Finale Recital.

Piano Pedagogy Workshop, Open to all ages, Rochester NY, June 19-20, 2017, Early registration: $85, After 5/29/2017: $95

The 2017 Piano Pedagogy Workshop at Nazareth College features clinician Jeanine Jacobson presenting a variety of stimulating and interactive pedagogy topics. The Piano Pedagogy Workshop is jointly presented by Nazareth College's Music Department, the Rochester Piano Teachers Guild, and NYSMTA District 12.

Rami's Rhapsody Piano Camp for Adults, for adults, Utica NY June 23-29, October 22-28 $700

Take a week off just to practice, learn, and perform with like minded music lovers. Join Rami Bar-Niv, international concert pianist, for a unique opportunity to spend a week in the country, surrounded by a special group of people who share the joys and challenges of being adult piano students, as well as gaining an up close and personal experience with a world class pianist. Camp is suitable for adult piano players of all levels, from complete beginners to professional performers and piano teachers. Teenagers are also welcome, accompanied by their teachers or their parents. You will have a one hour lesson each day with Rami, a class, lecture, or concert performance each evening with Rami and guest masters, and at least four hours of daily piano time. You will learn correct and injury free piano playing techniques as well as many other aspects of piano playing.

South Carolina

Southeastern Piano Festival, ages 13-18, Columbia, SC, June 18-25, 2017 $450

Southeastern Piano Festival provides professional training platform for pre-college pianists and presents evening concerts and masterclasses featuring renowned concert artists and master teachers. Guest Artists in 2017 include Anderson/Roe piano duo, Vadim Kholodenko, Frederic Chiu, Boris Slutsky, Barry Snyder, Ilana Vered, Washington Garcia.


Keyboard Wellness Seminar, ages 18 and over, Commerce TX, July 30-August 7, 2017, commuters $1000, students $850; housing and all meals $1475, students 1275

Welcome to the 18th Annual Keyboard Wellness Seminar founded and presented by pianist Sheila Paige. Ms. Paige has over 35 years of experience in the Taubman Approach and an extensive background in Alexander Technique. What sets this seminar apart and makes it unique from other conferences and festivals is the inclusion of many supportive and synergistic disciplines. Better use of the body helps all pianists to play with more ease, gain a better technique, and achieve the goal for which we all strive: a technique so comfortable that it leaves the performer free to think only about the music. Sessions given by Ms. Paige are based on her new innovative strategies that go way beyond the Taubman Approach. These sessions are complemented with Alexander Technique, BioFeeback, Developmental Fitness, and many other disciplines.

PianoTexas International Academy & Festival, Young Artists Performers: up to 27 years old. No age limits for all other programs. Fort Worth, Texas. Young Artists Performers (May 17-June 10), Young Artists Active and General Observers (May 20 - June 10), Teachers and Amateurs Session I (May 31-June 17), Session II (June 6 - 17), and Session III (June 11 - 17) Young Artists Performer: $350 (after $850 scholarship + complementary tickets given by The Cliburn); Young Artists Active Observer: $650; Young Artists General Observer: $450; Teachers & Amateurs Performer: Session I (May 31 - June 17) $700, Session II (June 6 - 17) $600, and Session III (June 11 - 17) $500; Teachers & Amateurs Active Observer: Session I (May 31 - June 17) $500, Session II (June 6 - 17) $400, and Session III (June 11 - 17) $300; and Teachers & Amateurs General Observer: Session I (May 31 - June 17) $400; Session II (June 6 - 17) $300; and Session III (June 11 - 17) $200.

PianoTexas International Academy & Festival seeks to provide a high-level educational opportunity for outstanding pre-college and college piano students, piano teachers, and adult amateurs from all over the world through public performances and interaction with renowned performing artists, instructors and other music professionals.

SMU Insttute for Young Pianists, ages 8-18, Dallas, Texas, July 9-15, 2017, Intermediate: $500 Advanced: $650 Room/board: $400

The SMU Institute for Young Pianists (IYP) offers a week of intensive performance experience for serious pre-collegiate piano students. The advanced level of the institute gives qualified pianists the opportunity to study privately and in public master classes with SMU piano faculty Dr. Carol Leone (not in 2017), Prof. Al Mouledous, Dr. Catharine Lysinger (co-director, IYP). Guest artist-faculty for 2017 Nelita True (Eastman School of Music), and regular guest faculty Dr. Alex McDonald (DMA, Juilliard). Select applicants to the advanced levels may apply to be a 2017 Young Artist and earn scholarship and extra public performance opportunities. Students in intermediate levels will study with graduates and current graduate students in the Master of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy degree at SMU. Experiences include daily private lessons, master classes, public performances, ensemble, theory, history, and keyboard skills. Co-director: Kevin Gunter Asst. director 2017: Jessie Welsh

SFA Piano in the Pines Summer Camp, ages 12-17, Nacogdoches, Texas, July 16-21 $450

Stephen F. Austin State University's Piano Camp provides engaging experiences for young pianists ages 12-17 of all different levels. This year, the week will kick off with the SFA Summer Young Artists Piano Competition. Piano camp participants are encouraged to participate, but it is not required. All pianists receive private lessons. Advanced students study with one of the SFA piano faculty members. All students participate in performance classes, ensemble work, technique and literature claases, and classes on other special topics. The week is balanced with fun activities such as use of the state-of-the-art student recreational center with swimming pool, lazy river, and rock climbing wall. The week culminates in a final solo recital on a beautiful 9-foot Steinway Concert Grand Piano in Cole Concert Hall.


Musicians SummerFestival and Institute, ages 14-18, Provo Utah/USA, June 14-17, June 18-24 Institute: $275, SummerFestival: $479, Attend Both: $575

The Brigham Young University School of Music invites you to participate in the Young Musicians’ SummerFestival and Institute. SummerFestival is a six–day summer camp for young instrumentalists and vocalists ages 14–18 who want to improve their musical skills and talents. SummerFestival offers instruction in more than 20 instruments, including voice. Musical styles include classical, big band, jazz, blues, etc. Instruction is by School of Music faculty and guest instructors. Placement videos must be submitted prior to the camp and are used to assign students to ensembles and teachers. Your schedule may include band, orchestra, symphony, ensembles, jazz sectional rehearsals, literature, theory, master classes, and practice times. Your evenings may include concerts, dances, barbecue, and other activities. Enrollment is limited and is on a first–come, first–served basis. Many instrument sections fill quickly, so we encourage you to register early.


Windswept Creative Motion Conference and Camp, ages 12+, Ashland VA, July 16-21, 2017, $540 youth/college; $625 adult (includes room and board)

Explore the connection between energy and music and bring your artistry to life at Windswept, the Creative Motion Alliance’s annual summer conference and camp. Professional musicians, conductors, teachers, students, and amateur music enthusiasts discover the barriers that inhibit the free flow of energy and learn the secrets of inner-directed artistic music making. Classes include both general sessions, as well as breakout seminars for students and adults in special interest areas of piano, voice, instrumental music, music education, conducting, movement, and expressive arts. Through exercises, analysis of music and body responses, you’ll have fun, improve the mind/body connection, and free the body for expression. Learn to move and inspire your students and audiences at this energizing intergenerational conference. The 2017 location is Randolph-Macon University, near Richmond, VA. CEU’s and 3 Graduate Credits available.