Piano Institute

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Camp Features

Instruction For Advanced Students
The FSU Piano Institute provides comprehensive instruction for advanced players who are looking to continue their keyboard studies over the summer. The instructional focus of the Piano Institute is on building technique, refining interpretation, and preparing for performances. 

Rigorous Class Schedule 
Students will receive instruction in music theory, musicianship, piano literature, and daily masterclasses.  

Private Lessons
Students will receive 4 private lessons - one per day, Monday through Thursday - and have ample time for individual practice in a private practice room.

The Institute will conclude with a final performance by all students.  Each camper will be limited to 2 audience tickets per camper, per event, due to hall capacity restrictions.  Campers will receive their performance tickets at check-in.

Evening Activities

The week is filled with fun and challenging music and social activities. Activities are planned for each evening and will include movie nights, faculty and staff recitals, ice cream socials, sports, and more.  A full recreation schedule will be provided before camp begins.

Be A Summer Seminole
Spend time on the FSU Campus and experience what it's like to be a Nole.  Learn more about dorm rooms, dining, medical care, and everything in between on our CAMP LIFE page.

Covid-19 Planning
The FSU Summer Music Camps will be following guidelines and recommendations for best practices from the Centers for Disease Control and Florida State University to institute protocols for mitigation of spread of COVID-19. Click here to read more.

Camp Details

June 27 – July 3, 2021

$546.00 (Overnight Campers)
$350.00 (Day Campers)  


Applicants must be attending grades 9-12 in the '20-’21 school year to be eligible to audition.

  • Rising 9th graders during the summer of 2021 are not eligible.

This camp is for advanced students. An audition is required for acceptance. Auditions are now being accepted; the audition deadline is April 30. Click here for audition requirements.

Florida State is committed to providing a quality education to all qualified students and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability. Please contact our office to discuss any questions or accommodations that may need to be made for your camper at least three weeks prior to the start of camp.

Price Details

Overnight Campers: $546.00
This includes tuition, housing, and three meals per day.

Day Campers: $350.00
This includes tuition only.

No money is due when you audition.  If you are accepted, a $100.00 non-refundable deposit is due when you complete your registration.  This deposit is applied toward to total cost. 

The balance of all camp fees is due by May 31, 2021

Click here for the Cancellation and Refund Policy.

Four private lessons are included at this camp. There is no option to add more lessons.

Check-In & Check-Out

Check-in takes place on Sunday, June 27. You will be sent additional information including a link where you will sign-up for an arrival time slot between 10am-1pm.

There will be a maximum of 2 guests permitted with each camper at check-in.  All persons attending check-in must wear a mask and may have a temperature check.

Check-out takes place following the final performance on the last day of camp.  Performance will end at approximately 12:00pm.

Detailed information about check-in, check-out, performance times, and everything in between will be provided in the Camp Handbook.

Camp Links



Professor of Piano and Coordinator of Keyboard Studies
Florida State University

Stijn De Cock

Assistant Professor of Piano
Florida State University

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