Junior Advanced Piano Summer Program

Interlochen's four-week Advanced Piano program for students completing grades 3-6 is ideal for the skilled and motivated young pianist seeking extensive personal instruction. The program is designed to build confidence through positive experiences while taking on literature that will challenge the student to push the boundaries of his or her abilities.

Program length: 4 weeks
Program dates:
June 22, 2014 to July 19, 2014
Tuition: $5,715
Age range: Grades 3-6

We are no longer accepting applications for this summer 2014 program. We would love for you to join us next summer! Sign up to receive information about summer 2015

The program includes dedicated practice time and classes exploring a variety of topics such as music history, theory, technique, musician wellness and piano literature. Students will have the opportunity to collaborate with string players or other pianists and may be able to audit master classes or receive coaching from visiting guest artists. Students are strongly encouraged to audition (prior to camp) for the honor recitals.

Private lessons are given to campers once a week. On non-lesson days, students will have dedicated time to practice. 

Practice hour is available to students each day in addition to the dedicated practice hour on non-lesson days. 

Chamber music activities give campers the opportunity to collaborate with string players in the advanced string program or perform with other pianists in duets and two piano, eight-hand situations. 

Piano hour will explore a variety of topics such as music history, theory, technique, musician wellness and piano literature. 

Please note: elective classes are not available for this program.

Audition Requirements

Prepare and record two works that represent your overall ability.

Submit these as two (2) video audition files containing one (1) work each. Works must be memorized. Examples of the appropriate level of solo repertoire include but are not limited to:

  • Bach: 2-part Inventions
  • Beethoven: Sonatas, Op. 49 
  • Mozart: Sonata, K. 545 

Additional Opportunities

Interlochen offers an honors recital competition for the Junior division. Winners will perform in a special honors recital at the end of each two-week session. An audition is required, and is due by May 16, 2014. Honors recital competition details >>