Junior Piano

July 7-13, 2019 | For students completing grades 5 – 9


Adrienne Wiley, Coordinator

Designed for junior high pianists at intermediate levels of performance. Classes include private lessons, development of individual artistry, and elective classes including: ensemble music, accompanying and beginning jazz improvisation. Recitals, topic classes, and masterclasses complete the curriculum. Practice time is available in the same state-of-the-art facilities used by piano majors at the University.

Audition requirements

On the first day, students play two contrasting, memorized pieces and sight-read easier short excerpts. This helps determine placement in lessons and classes. Though the audition requirements are the same for all piano programs, repertoire is chosen based on the student¹s ability and level of advancement.

Here is what a typical day in the Junior Piano Program looks like:

  • 8:15- 8:20 am:  Meet with Instructor
  • 8:20-9:45 am: Individual practice/ lessons
  • 10:00- 10:45 am:  Piano Elective Classes
  • 11:00- 11:45am: Special Programs/Master Classes
  • Noon- 1:00: lunch
  • 1:00- 1:05 pm:  Meet with Instructor
  • 1:05-3:15 pm: Individual Practice/Lessons
  • 3:20-3:30: Meet briefly with Instructor
  • 3:45-4:45 pm: Electives
  • 5:15 pm: Dinner and evening activities
  • 10:30 pm- lights out

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Adrienne Wiley, Central Michigan University