Junior Piano

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

Faculty

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:

Adrienne Wiley, Central Michigan University