High School Piano Institute

If you are a serious student pianist with collegiate and professional aspirations, the piano institute is an excellent opportunity to spend a week in master classes and private lessons.

Program length: 1 week
Program dates:
June 20, 2020 to June 26, 2020
Tuition: $1,575
Age range: Students currently in grades 9-12

During your time here, you will participate in master classes and attend inspiring faculty and guest artist performances. You'll also have classes in historic performance styles, piano technique, memorization, and movement with music. Performance opportunities include student recitals and a possible invitation to perform live on Interlochen Public Radio.

 

Audition Requirements

Audio or video file containing three works:

  • 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.

Additional Opportunities

Jazz pianists are invited to apply for the three-week high school jazz summer program.

Students with an interest in organ are also invited to apply for the three-week high school organ summer program. Inexperienced organists with a strong piano background are welcome to apply.

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

Faculty

Dr. Michael Coonrod

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

Jerome Lowenthal

Faculty, Interlochen Piano Institute

Piano and Chamber Music Faculty, The Juilliard School

Dr. Thomas (T.J.) Lymenstull

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