High School Advanced Piano Summer Program

Program length: 6 weeks
Program dates:
June 22, 2019 to August 5, 2019
Tuition: $9,450
Age range: Students currently in grades 9-12

We are no longer accepting applications for this summer 2019 program.

At Interlochen, you will be part of a supportive community of musicians, and work daily with an accomplished faculty of educators and performers. You will have two weekly private lessons, as well as a minimum of three daily practice hours

You will also participate in collaborative artist activities, consisting of three components:

  • Chamber music skills: pianists will collaborate with string players in the advanced string program, and/or perform with other pianists in duets and two piano, eight-hand repertoire.

  • Sonata project: piano and string players will be paired to study collaborative sonata repertoire.

  • Piano concerto repertoire: each student will prepare a concerto for performance with a member of our collaborative piano staff.

You will have numerous opportunities throughout the summer to enjoy presentations in theatre, music, creative writing, film, dance, and visual arts.


Audition Requirements

Record on video two works of contrasting style plus a movement of a piano concerto. Examples of appropriate solo repertoire are listed below, but you are not limited to these choices. Works must be memorized

  • Bach: Prelude and Fugue from Well-Tempered Clavier

  • Beethoven: Sonata (not Op. 49)

  • Chopin: Ballade, scherzo or other work

  • Contemporary work

  • Sight reading via Skype