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2017 SIU Summer Piano Camp

June 11-16, 2017

students at piano campEligibility

Students in Grades 5 and above (collegiate students included) for two levels: Group A (suggested grades 5-8 in Fall 2017) learning intermediate level literature and Group B (suggested grades 9 and above in Fall 2017) learning advanced level literature       

Repertoire Requirement

Two or more contrasting pieces or movements from the standard classical piano literature (originally written for piano; published music only) for a minimum length of 4 minutes total for younger group (Group A) and 7 minutes total for older group (Group B); one piece ready for performance.

NOTE:  For participants interested in the SIU Summer Piano Competition (all camp participants are eligible to compete except for previous first place winners who are not eligible to compete again), repertoire for junior division (grades 5-8 in Fall 2017) must consist of at least three pieces of contrasting styles from original solo piano literature in classical style for a minimum length of 10 minutes total, all of which must be performed from memory; repertoire for senior division (grades 9 and above in Fall 2017) must be comprised of at least three pieces of contrasting styles from the standard classical piano literature for a minimum length of 20 minutes total, all of which must be performed from memory. One or more of the prizes may not be awarded upon discretion of the jury. The jury’s decision is final. The competition is not open to the public.

SIU Summer Piano Competition 2017

Senior Division (Grades 9 and above in Fall 2017):

Prizes

1st Place:

  • Performance during the 2017 camp’s Showcase Recital
  • A certificate and cash prize of $125
  • Piano scholarship if in high school and entering SIU in Fall 2017 or Fall 2018 as a piano major toward Bachelor of Music*

2nd Place:

  • Performance during the 2017 camp’s Showcase Recital
  • A certificate and cash prize of $75
  • Piano scholarship if in high school and entering SIU in Fall 2017 or Fall 2018 as a piano major toward Bachelor of Music*

3rd Place:

  • Performance during the 2017 camp’s Showcase Recital
  • A certificate and cash prize of $50
  • Piano scholarship if in high school and entering SIU in Fall 2017 or Fall 2018 as a piano major toward Bachelor of Music*

*The amount of scholarship will be determined by the jury and is awarded on the condition that the recipient is enrolled in studio piano instruction at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis and are renewable. 

Junior Division (Grades 5-8 in Fall 2017):

Prizes

1st Place:

  • Performance during the 2017 camp’s Showcase Recital
  • A certificate and cash prize of $90

2nd Place:

  • Performance during the 2017 camp’s Showcase Recital
  • A certificate and cash prize of $60

3rd Place:

  • Performance during the 2017 camp’s Showcase Recital
  • A certificate and cash prize of $40 

Piano Faculty

Anita Hutton

Yuko Kato

Jenny Kirby

Junghwa Lee

Peder Sill

Activities

Faculty recitals, masterclasses, private lessons, piano 4-hand ensemble sessions, piano literature, special lectures on collaborative piano, music history and historical piano, student concert and other fun activities!

CD/DVD Audition

One piece of your choice on a high quality CD or DVD and mailed with your application form and application fee. If preferred, you may provide a YouTube link of your audio or video recording in the application form and mail it with your application fee.

Application Fee

$10 (non-refundable) for all groups

Application Deadline

Applications postmarked by May 1, 2017 will be given priority; applications will be accepted until June 1 based on availability

Enrollment Fee

Send after you receive an acceptance letter via email – from Dr. Junghwa Lee; postmarked by May 25, 2017 to guarantee your spot; enrollment fee will NOT be refunded after June 1

Tuition: $250**

(make checks payable to: SIU with ‘Piano Camp’ listed in the memo line)

Send Enrollment Fee to:

c/o Ms. JoDelle Williams
SIU Summer Piano Camp
School of Music, Mail Code 4302
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, Illinois 62901

**Tuition includes exercise facility and swimming pool usage; students are required to purchase their assigned ensemble music upon receipt of the acceptance letter and practice them prior to the beginning of the piano camp to be ready for the first rehearsal on June 11

Housing/Meals

An optional housing and meal package is available at the SIU student housing on campus at additional cost. Please indicate on the application form if you would like details. Local hotels/motels are also available. Individuals must make their own arrangements if they choose not to stay on campus.

Parking

Parking permits can be purchased at an additional cost of $4 per day (Sunday through Friday) totaling $24 for the camp week if the reservation is made by June 1.  If preferred, there are meter parking spaces near Woody Hall.

Application Form, Audition Recording and $10 Application Fee

Send to:

Dr. Junghwa Lee, SIU Summer Piano Camp Director, School of Music, Mail Code 4302, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois 62901 (make checks payable to: SIU with ‘Piano Camp’ listed in the memo line)

For the Piano Camp APPLICATION FORM, please click here.