SIU Summer Piano Camp

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JULY 15-20, 2018

Full or half day options available

Students in Grades 4 and above (collegiate students included) in Fall 2018 are eligible to apply. Full-day camp has two groups. All interested people must complete the application process:

Full-Day Session:

  • Group A - (suggested grades 5-8 in Fall 2018) learning intermediate level literature.
  • Group B - (suggested grades 9 and above in Fall 2018) learning advanced level literature.
Half-Day Session:
  • Group C - available for grades 4-8 (in Fall 2018).  

Application Form, Audition Recording and Application Fee

Repertoire Requirement

Two or more contrasting pieces or movements from the standard classical piano literature (originally written for piano; published music only)

  • Group A - a minimum length of 4 minutes total; one piece ready for performance
  • Group B - a minimum length of 7 minutes total; one piece ready for performance.
  • Group C (half-day camp) - a minimum length of 2 minutes total; one piece ready for performance.

CD/DVD Audition Requirement
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.

$10 (non-refundable) application fee

Apply Online
• Fax Application Form with payment information to 618/453-5680.

Application Deadline: Applications postmarked by May 1, 2018 will be given priority; applications will be accepted until July 5 based on availability

Send audition piece, application and fee to:
Dr. Junghwa Lee, SIU Summer Piano Camp Director
School of Music, Mail Code 4302
Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Illinois 62901

You can pay your $10 application fee online through Conference and Scheduling Services but you must submit other requirements to Dr. Lee.

Summer Camp Information:

Piano Faculty:
  • Anita Hutton
  • Jenny Kirby
  • Junghwa Lee
  • Peder Sill

Faculty recitals, masterclasses, private lessons, piano 4-hand ensemble sessions, music theory, piano literature, student concert and other fun activities!

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. If interested, please email Junghwa Lee -

Parking permits can be purchased at an additional cost of $4 per day (rates subject to change; Sunday through Friday) totaling $24 for the camp week if the reservation is made by June 10. If preferred, there are meter parking spaces near Woody Hall.

Registration Fee:
Send after you receive an acceptance letter via email – from Dr. Junghwa Lee; postmarked by June 15, 2018 to guarantee your spot; enrollment fee will NOT be refunded after July 5

  • Groups A and B, full-day sessions $250*+
  • Group C, half-day session $125+ (Sunday 2-4pm; Mon-Fri 8:30am-12noon)

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

*Full-day camp tuition includes exercise facility and swimming pool usage

+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 July 15.

SIU Summer Piano Competition 2018

Piano Camp Flyer

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

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

Registration: Coordinator Jackie Welch at 618/453-5672 or send an email.