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.

  • 4:00-5:30 PM  Tour of the Jacobs School of Music complex

  • 7:00 PM Orientation Meeting in Sweeney Lecture Hall (M 015, Simon Recital/Library Center)

  • 8:30 PM  Pizza Party at Spruce Residence Hall
  • 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 26th.

The Master Class auditions will be held Sunday and/or Monday afternoon and evening, June 25-26. All students are strongly encouraged to audition.

Performance opportunities:
  • 4 Student recitals spread throughout the Academy
  • 9 master classes
  • In-house student performances with feedback in interactive sessions
  • Duet Concert in Recital Hall featuring all participants
  • Piano Academy Honors Recital in Auer Hall (Sat. July 15, 1:00pm)

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
1:00-2:45pm 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, piano recitals, or other Summer Music Festival concerts
10:00 pm Return to Residence Hall
 *Private lessons or duet classes may occasionally take place at these hours.