June 17 - 22, 2017

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 5. Only the first 48 applicants will be accepted.

A TYPICAL DAY AT PIANO CAMP

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 22.

COST

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 - $540 fee covers all room and board (three meals per day plus snacks), admission fees and activities supplies.
  • Commuter - $465 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