SIU Summer Piano Camp

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ABOUT SUMMER PIANO CAMP

June 21-25, 2021

IMPORTANT: Piano camp 2021 will observe SIU safety protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic which require face coverings/masks indoors with proper social distancing and sanitizing. Instrument surfaces will be sanitized between use, and instruction will be given with the required social distancing on two separate pianos. For more information on SIU safety protocols, please visit siu.edu/coronavirus/safety.php

 

PLEASE NOTE:  Summer Piano Camp will follow IDPH Restore Illinois Camp Guidelines

 

Eligibility

Students in Grades 5 and above (collegiate students included) in Fall 2021 are eligible.


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; 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 in the same age group/division), repertoire for junior division (grades 5-8 in Fall 2021) 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 2021) must be comprised of at least three pieces of contrasting styles and periods 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: 

Senior Division (Grades 9 and above in Fall 2021):

Prizes

1st Place:

  • Performance during the 2021 camp’s Showcase Recital
  • A certificate and cash prize of $70
  • Piano scholarship if in high school and entering SIU in Fall 2021 or Fall 2022 as a piano major toward Bachelor of Music*

2nd Place:

  • Performance during the 2021 camp’s Showcase Recital
  • A certificate and cash prize of $50
  • Piano scholarship if in high school and entering SIU in Fall 2021 or Fall 2022 as a piano major toward Bachelor of Music*

3rd Place:

  • Performance during the 2021 camp’s Showcase Recital
  • A certificate and cash prize of $30
  • Piano scholarship if in high school and entering SIU in Fall 2021 or Fall 2022 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 and above in Fall 2021):

1st Place:

· Performance during the 2021 camp’s Showcase Recital

· A certificate and cash prize of $65

2nd Place:

· Performance during the 2021 camp’s Showcase Recital

· A certificate and cash prize of $45

3rd Place:

· Performance during the 2021 camp’s Showcase Recital

· A certificate and cash prize of $25


Piano Faculty

Anita Hutton

Yuko Kato

Jenny Kirby
Junghwa Lee


Activities

Masterclasses, individual lessons, piano 4-hand ensemble sessions (on two pianos; or one piano 4-hands for siblings is optional), music history, harpsichord sessions and student recital.

Audition
Acceptance is based on the information submitted in the application form.

Application Fee
$10 (non-refundable) for all campers

Application Deadline
Applications arrived by June 1, 2021 will be given priority; applications will be accepted until June 14. All campers: Please email your completed application form to Dr. Junghwa Lee at jlee@siu.edu

Enrollment Fee

Tuition: $125*(Monday-Thursday 8:30am-11:30am; Friday 8:30am-12:00pm) – non-refundable after June 14, 2021

You may pay both the $10 non-refundable application fee and the $125 enrollment fee online, by phone, or fax.

*All campers are required to email the completed application form to Dr. Junghwa Lee by June 1 for priority; or by June 14 if the student can learn newly assigned piano 4-hands (two piano ensemble; or one piano 4-hands for siblings as an option) music quickly, in order to be assigned their piano ensemble music. All students are required to purchase their assigned ensemble music upon receipt of the assignment email of their ensemble repertoire and practice them prior to the beginning of the piano camp to be ready for the first rehearsal on June 21.


Application Form

Email to Dr. Junghwa Lee at jlee@siu.edu

Piano Camp downloadable informational flyer (PDF)

Piano Camp downloadable APPLICATION FORM

 

Registration Fee:

Send after you receive an acceptance letter via email – from Dr. Junghwa Lee; postmarked by June 14, 2021 to guarantee your spot; enrollment fee will NOT be refunded after June 14

 

Application fee: $10

Enrollment fee: $125

Both fees: $135

 

• Call 618/536-7751 to register over the phone with a VISA, Mastercard or Discover.
• Fax Application Form with payment information to 618/453-5680.

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

+All 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 21


CAMP REQUIREMENT:
The Camp Medical Release Form is required for camp participation and must be received in our office prior to camp beginning.


QUESTIONS?
Registration: Coordinator Jackie Welch at 618/453-5672 or send an email to jackiew@siu.edu.
Program: Junghwa Lee - jlee@siu.edu