High School Piano Institute

The Piano Institute offers students in grades 9-12 the opportunity of having masterclasses with guest artists John Perry and Ann Schein. In addition, students will have private lessons with Interlochen's piano faculty members Dr. T.J. Lymenstull and Dr. Michael Coonrod. 

  • This summer, we welcome featured faculty members Dr. Michael Coonrod, Dr. T.J. Lymenstull, Ann Schein, and John Perry.
Program length: 1 week
Program dates:
June 14, 2014 to June 20, 2014
Tuition: $1,075
Age range: Grades 9-12

Summer 2014 programs have concluded, but we'd love to have you join us next year! Join our mailing list, and you'll be among the first to know about summer 2015 programs.

A special activity will be for up to eight students to play one of the following concerti with an orchestra for coaching:

  • Bach: Concerto in D minor
  • Bach: Concerto in F minor
  • Mozart: Concerto in A Major, K. 414

Students wishing to be considered for this activity should include a movement from one of these concerti on their audition recording.

In addition to the activities described above, there will be guest artist recitals, faculty and student recitals, and classes in historic performance styles, piano technique, memorization, and movement with music. Several students may be invited to perform live on WIAA radio.

Audition Requirements

  • A substantial work of the student's choice. Example: prelude & fugue, suite, ballade, scherzo, etc.
  • Any etude by Chopin, Moszkowski, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, or Debussy
  • A movement from a sonata by Haydn, Mozart, or Beethoven.
  • Students wishing to be considered for the concerto reading should include a movement from one of these concerti in lieu of the sonata.

Additional Opportunities

Students are welcome to attend this one-week institute, and the continue on in the six-week piano summer program that immediately follows.

Interlochen is also home to the Arts Academy boarding high school, which offers a piano major for grades 9-12.

Faculty

John Perry

Visiting Guest Artist, Interlochen Piano Institute

Professor, Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto
Professor, California State University Northridge
Visiting artist faculty at Boston University
Professor Emeritus of the USC Thornton School of Music

Ann Schein

Visiting Guest Artist, Interlochen Piano Institute

Emeritus Professor, Peabody Conservatory of Music; Faculty, Aspen Music Festival

Dr. Michael Coonrod

Instructor of Piano, Interlochen Arts Academy and Interlochen Arts Camp
Faculty, Interlochen Piano Institute

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