Advanced Piano Summer Program for Grades 3-6

Designed for the highly skilled and motivated young pianist, the four-week advanced piano program is an excellent summer opportunity. You will build confidence and develop skills as you tackle challenging literature and push the boundaries of your abilities.

Program length: 4 weeks
Program dates:
June 25, 2017 to July 22, 2017
Tuition: $6,366
Age range: Students currently in grades 3-6

We are no longer accepting applications for this summer 2017 program.

At Interlochen, you will live, learn, and perform with other talented students from around the world who share your passion for music. Working under the guidance of an accomplished faculty, you will have a variety of classes, lessons, rehearsals, and activities. Students participate in:

  • Weekly private lessons. On non-lesson days, you will have dedicated practice time with teaching assistants, in addition to the daily practice hour.
  • Chamber music activities, which include collaboration with students from the advanced strings program, and opportunities to perform with other pianists in two piano, eight-hand situations.
  • The daily piano hour, during which we'll explore a variety of topics, such as music history, theory, technique, musician wellness, and piano literature.

While advanced piano students do not take elective classes, you will have many opportunities to enjoy presentations in music, theatre, film, dance, creative writing, and visual art.

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. Students in the advanced piano program are strongly encouraged to apply. Winners perform in an honors recital, which is held every other week. The competition requires a separate audition. Honors recital details.

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