Piano Academy


Arrival: Saturday, June 24, 2017, Check-in and registration at Spruce Residence Hall, 12:00 Noon-3:30 pm

Departure: Saturday, July 15th, 2017, Honors Recital and Closing Ceremony at Auer Hall, 1:00- ca. 3:45 pm.

Saturday, June 24, 2017
  • 12 Noon - 3:30 PM...Registration and check-in at Spruce Residence Hall Center Lounge. Get your room key/meal card.

  • 4:00 PM – Attend Haguenauer-Hartman-Contino Trio concert in Auer Hall

  • Ca. 5:30pm - tour of the Jacobs School of Music complex

  • 7:00 PM - Orientation Meeting in Sweeney Lecture Hall and Pizza Party

  • 10:00 pm - Curfew and floor meetings in Spruce Hall*

    *Staff will meet with commuters and their parents separately at the beginning of the session. Details TBA.

There will be a Theory Placement Exam on Monday morning, June 27th.

The Master Class auditions will be held Monday afternoon and evening, June 27. All students are strongly encouraged to audition. Masterclasses will be held typically every 2-6 days.

Performance opportunities:
  • 4 Student recitals spread throughout the Academy
  • 8 master classes
  • In-house performances with feedback in interactive sessions
  • Duet Concert in Recital Hall featuring all participants
  • Piano Academy Honors Recital in Auer Hall

A typical Summer Piano Academy day:
Time Event
8:00-9:00 am Theory or Feldenkrais classes OR practice time*
9:00-10:00 am Practice*
10:00am -12:00n Group Class: Interactive Session,
master classes, faculty presentations
12:00 noon Lunch
1:00-2:25pm Free time*
3:00-4:00 pm Practice duets with partner*
4:00-6:00 pm Practice and/or Theory class*
6:00pm Dinner
Evening Attend master classes, music recitals, and concerts
10:00 pm Return to Residence Hall
 *Occasional private lessons or duet classes may take place at these hours.