June 16 - 21, 2018

A residential or commuter camp for pianists in grades 4 – 9

Piano camp gives piano students the opportunity to participate in a BW summer music program. It is encouraged that applicants have taken piano lessons for a minimum of nine months before attending piano camp. This camp is first-come, first served. Application deadline is Friday, May 4. Only the first 48 applicants will be accepted.


A camper's day begins early! The first activity of the day starts at 8:30 a.m. and both resident and day campers are kept busy. A typical daily schedule might go like this:

  • 8:30 a.m. - Music theory class
  • 9:30 a.m. - Private lesson
  • 10:00 a.m. - Supervised practice
  • 10:30 a.m. - Group piano duet and chamber music class
  • 12:00 p.m. - Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. - Recital hour
  • 2:00 p.m. - Recreation
  • 3:30 p.m. - Master class
  • 5:00 p.m. - Dinner
  • 6:30 p.m. - Music elective class
  • 8:00 p.m. - Evening activity
  • 10:30 p.m. - Lights out

Each piano camp student will receive four 20-minute private lessons during the camp. In addition, students will participate in staff-supervised private practice time each day. Music electives may include jazz improvisation, organ or harpsichord. Each student will perform in a recital on Thursday afternoon, June 21.


We make every effort to keep camp as affordable as possible. Campers may attend as either residents or commuters, and most expenses are covered.

  • Resident - $565 fee covers all room and board (three meals per day plus snacks), admission fees and activities supplies.
  • Commuter - $480 fee covers lunch, dinner and snacks each day plus admission fees and activities supplies.

Fees include a non-refundable deposit of $115 that must accompany the application for registration to be complete for camp.

Campers do not need a lot of spending cash. Since admission fees are covered, the only expenses are related to buying items from the BW Bookstore and spending money at Swings-N-Things for games or vending machines. Most students will spend less than $25 during the week.

Contact the Community Music School

(440) 826-2365, cms@bw.edu