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Summer Piano Camp

Theme: Time Travel
~ Explore the Piano through Music History!

June 26-30, 2017


Spend a week with other piano students and embrace your love for the piano! The daily schedule will include private lessons with APSU faculty, supervised practice, small ensemble rehearsals, presentations of various music related topics and explorations in music history and piano literature. This piano camp is designed to keep students active during the summer and inspire students to pursue their piano studies more diligently.

Piano students with at least one year of piano instruction are welcome to register. Students must be able to read both clefs fluently and must be able to play hands together. 


APSU Music/Mass Communications Building

Dates:June 26-30, 2017 @ 9am – 3:30pm. 


Application – please submit the following:

  • Complete the registration here.
  • Registration Fee (due with application): $125 early bird by April 30, ($175 afterwards).
    Registration deadline: May 20, 2017 
  • A repertoire list of pieces played within the last year. For elementary and early intermediate students, list the lesson/method book. The repertoire list may be sent via email or by mail to the piano camp director:
Simone Parker
APSU Department of Music
Box 4625
Clarksville, TN 37044

Austin Peay Piano Faculty

  • Anne Glass, M. Mus Peabody College
  • Patricia Halbeck, D.M.A. University of Oklahoma at Norman
  • Simone Parker, M. Mus Austin Peay State University, Nationally Certified Teacher of Music in Piano
  • Jared Wilson, MTS Vanderbilt University, A. Dip. Christ Church College, Oxford University
  • Jeffrey Wood, Ph.D. State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • APSU Piano Students

After your application materials have been received and accepted, we will forward additional materials to you. Each participant will be assigned to one time period. With your private instructor, select at least two, no more than five, pieces from your assigned time period and start working on your pieces before camp. These selections will be used during camp to perform in informal performance sessions and for feedback during lesson time.

Daily Schedule:

9:30amSight Reading/Rhythm
10:00amIndividual Lessons/Supervised Practice
11:30amMusic History/Piano Literature
1:00pmEnsemble/Duet Rehearsal Time
3:00pmWrap up

Students will provide their own sack lunch, light snacks will be available. The piano camp will conclude on Friday with a performance for parents followed by a reception.

About one month before camp, participants will receive ensemble parts and additional repertoire. The welcome package will include when and where to come, what to bring, a map, a sample schedule, and all other information needed for your participation. We are looking forward for you to be there!