Piano

Advanced Piano

Session 1 | June 19-25, 2016
For students completing grades 8–12

Session 1 is now full and closed to additional applications. If you are interested in being placed on the waitlist, please contact us.

Faculty

Dr. Rochelle Sennet, University of Illinois
Dr. Grace Huang, Cleveland Institute of Music
Dr. Jonathan Sokasits, Hastings College, Nebraska
Joe Meland, Composition Instruction

Designed for senior high pianists at advanced 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 on grand pianos in state-of-the-art facilities.

Piano

Session 2 | June 26 - July 2, 2016
For students completing grades 7–11

Faculty:

Jo Ellen DeVilbiss, Coordinator, Conservatory of Central Illinois
Dr. Adrienne Wiley, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant
Dr. Chee Hyeon Choi, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
Dr. Ian Gindes, Concert Pianist

Designed for advanced junior high and senior 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.

Also available - Junior Piano - Session 3 | Grades 5-9