Instruction For Advanced, Pre-Collegiate Students
The FSU Piano Institute provides comprehensive instruction for advanced players who are looking to continue their keyboard studies into their college years. The overall instructional focus of this camp is on building technique, refining interpretation, and preparing for performances. Students will receive instruction and private lessons from FSU Keyboard Faculty members.
Rigorous Class Schedule
Students will receive instruction in music theory, piano literature, masterclasses, studio classes, and have daily practice time. One elective class is taken each day and students may choose from composition and arranging, world music, and duo piano.
Students have ample time built into their schedule for individual practice in their personal practice room. Student will also be scheduled for practice time in a grand piano practice room throughout the two weeks.
Four private lessons (two lessons per week) are included at the Institute. Private lessons are taught by FSU College of Music professors.
The Institute will conclude with a final performance by all students in Longmire Recital Hall. In addition, students may be selected to perform at an off-campus performance during the second week of camp.
Piano PLUS Program
Select students who audition for the Piano Institute will be invited to participate in the Piano PLUS program. This more intensive track will provide an additional two private lessons per week (for a total of 8 lessons during the course of camp), and specialized coaching and masterclasses. The selected students will have a more flexible schedule which includes the option of additional practice time in lieu of classes in music theory and piano literature. Students who wish to be considered for the Piano PLUS program must indicate this preference on their audition application form. Anywhere between 0 and 6 students may be selected.
Activities are planned for each evening. Attend a faculty concert, go bowling at Crenshaw Lanes, jump at SkyZone, Paint-A-Pot at the Art Center, and more!
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Be A Part Of The Tradition
Students must be attending grades 9-12 in the '17-’18 school year to be eligible to audition.
- Rising 9th graders during the summer of 2018 are not eligible.
This camp is for advanced students. An audition is required for acceptance. Click here for audition requirements.
Campers may attend as an Overnight Camper or a Day Camper.
- Cost for Overnight Campers: $902.00 ($952.00 for PLUS). This includes tuition, housing, and three meals per day.
- Cost for Day Campers: $491.00 (541.00 for PLUS).
This includes tuition only.
A $100.00 non-refundable deposit is due at registration. The balance of all camp fees is due by May 28, 2018. Click here for the Cancellation and Refund Policy.
Discounts are available for this camp and your audition will be reviewed automatically for an Ability Discount.
Campers may wish to bring a small amount of extra money for snacks and optional recreation activities. More information is provided in the camp handbook.
Four private lessons are included at this camp (Eight for Piano Plus Students). There is no option to add more lessons.
Dates & Times
Campers check-in on Sunday, June 10 between 2:00-3:00pm.
Campers check-out after the final recital on Saturday, June 23. Recital begins at 11:00am in Longmire Recital Hall and is anticipated to end at approximately 12:00pm.
Detailed information about check-in, check-out, and everything in between can be found in the Camp Handbook.
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MEET THE INSTRUCTORS
Our piano instructors are FSU professors and College of Music alumni and doctoral students.