SIU Summer Piano Camp

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June 27-July 1, 2022

Eligibility

Students entering Grades 5 and above (collegiate students included) in Fall 2022 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 2022) 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 2022) 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 2022):

Prizes

1st Place:

  • Performance during the 2022 camp’s Showcase Recital
  • A certificate and cash prize of $125
  • Piano scholarship if in high school and entering SIU in Fall 2022 or Fall 2023 as a piano major toward Bachelor of Music*

2nd Place:

  • Performance during the 2022 camp’s Showcase Recital
  • A certificate and cash prize of $75
  • Piano scholarship if in high school and entering SIU in Fall 2022 or Fall 2023 as a piano major toward Bachelor of Music*

3rd Place:

  • Performance during the 2022 camp’s Showcase Recital
  • A certificate and cash prize of $50
  • Piano scholarship if in high school and entering SIU in Fall 2022 or Fall 2023 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 (entering Grades 5-8 and above in Fall 2022):

1st Place:

· Performance during the 2022 camp’s Showcase Recital

· A certificate and cash prize of $90

2nd Place:

· Performance during the 2022 camp’s Showcase Recital

· A certificate and cash prize of $60

3rd Place:

· Performance during the 2022 camp’s Showcase Recital

· A certificate and cash prize of $40


Activities

Masterclasses, individual lessons, piano 4-hand ensemble sessions, music history, organ sessions, harpsichord sessions and student recital.

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

PROGRAM FEES:

  • Application Fee - $10 (non-refundable) for all campers
  • Enrollment Fee - $250*

Deadline: Applications received by May 15, 2022, will be given priority; applications will be accepted until June 13.

All campers: Please email your completed application form to Dr. Junghwa Lee at jlee@siu.edu.

You may pay both the $10 non-refundable application fee and the $250 enrollment fee online, by phone, or fax. Non-refundable after June 13, 2022

*All campers are required to email the completed application form to Dr. Junghwa Lee by May 15 for priority; or by June 13 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 27.

Program Time:

Monday-Thursday 9:00am-4:00pm
Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

Parking (optional):

Parking permits can be purchased at an additional cost of $5 per day (rates subject to change; Monday through Friday) totaling $25 for the camp week if the reservation is made by June 13 (no parking passes available after this date since the music office needs to obtain it separately from the parking division). If preferred, there are meter parking spaces near Woody Hall which is available at hourly rates.