Piano Summer Program for Grades 6-9

If you seek an encouraging community of artists where you can achieve unparalleled musical growth, our three-week Piano Summer Program is an opportunity for you to gain solo and collaborative experience, as well as improve your overall abilities and experience at the piano. During your time here, you will be guided by a highly skilled, supportive piano faculty as you experience the joy of performing with other talented pianists from around the world.

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
June 27, 2020 to July 18, 2020
July 19, 2020 to August 9, 2020
Tuition: $6,100
Age range: Students currently in grades 6-9

We are pleased to announce our revised 2020 curriculum, with many new offerings, including:

Twice-weekly private lessons with a member of the piano faculty. All of our faculty members have graduate degrees in music and extensive teaching experience at the pre-college level.

Master classes with distinguished guest artists. Previous guest clinicians include Olga Kern, Conrad Tao, Andre Watts, James Giles, Jon Nakamatsu, Awadagin Pratt, Sarah Cahill, Robert Weirich, Alan Chow, and Nelita True, among others.

Seminars on performance topics such as Performing, Practicing, and Piano Literature.

Applied Musicianship classes focusing on sight reading and ensembles, technique study and keyboard theory.

A featured composer for each session. Students are encouraged to bring pieces by the featured composer to study and perform.

  • Session I featured composer: Beethoven
  • Session II featured composer: Chopin

Performance opportunities include studio classes, masterclasses, and recitals throughout each session.

Supervised practice time on the 240 pianos throughout Interlochen’s scenic campus.

Round out your experience with one elective class outside the piano curriculum. Your elective may be in music, or you can take the opportunity to explore another art form, such as creative writing, theatre, film, dance, or visual art. (See elective options)

When not in class, you'll have countless opportunities to enjoy student, faculty, and renowned guest artist presentations in a variety of art forms.

Audition Requirements

Audio or video files #1 and #2: Two solo works of contrasting style. There is no required repertoire for intermediate applicants but the audition should demonstrate the applicant's overall ability.

Concerto Competition

Additional Opportunities

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