July 5-11, 2020
For students completing grades 7–12
Designed for senior high pianists at intermediate and 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.
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 student's ability and level of advancement. Sample Repertoire
Here is what a typical day in the Pre-College Advanced Piano program will look 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
Resident Tuition Fee: $750
Commuter Tuition Fee: $550
Please read more about our tuition fees here.
Program Faculty Artist
Dr. Rochelle Sennet, University of Illinois
Dr. Rochelle Sennet has established herself as a well-known performer, teacher, and scholar. Her recital programs showcase her versatility at the keyboard, with frequent performances of works by Bach, Beethoven, and African American composers such as H. Leslie Adams, Adolphus Hailstork, James Lee III, and Pulitzer-Prize winning composer George Walker. She received the Bachelor of Music degree from San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the Master of Music degree from University of Michigan, Artist Diploma from Texas Christian University, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from University of Illinois, all in piano performance.
Read more about Professor Sennet