Piano Institute

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Camp Features

Instruction For Advanced, Pre-Collegiate Students
The FSU Piano Institute provides comprehensive instruction for advanced players who are looking to continue their keyboard studies into their college years. The overall instructional focus of this camp is on building technique, refining interpretation, and preparing for performances. Students will receive instruction and private lessons from FSU Keyboard Faculty members.

Rigorous Class Schedule 
Students will receive instruction in music theory, piano literature, masterclasses, studio classes, and have daily practice time.  One elective class is taken each day and students may choose from composition and arranging, world music, and duo piano.

Students have ample time built into their schedule for individual practice in their personal practice room.  Student will also be scheduled for practice time in a grand piano practice room throughout the two weeks. See what a sample camp schedule looks like.

Private Lessons
Four private lessons (two lessons per week) are included at the Institute. Private lessons are taught by FSU College of Music professors.

Performance Opportunities
The Institute will conclude with a final performance by all students in Longmire Recital Hall.  In addition, students may be selected to perform at an off-campus performance during the second week of camp.

Piano PLUS Program
Select students who audition for the Piano Institute will be invited to participate in the Piano PLUS program. This more intensive track will provide an additional two private lessons per week (for a total of 8 lessons during the course of camp), and specialized coaching and masterclasses. The selected students will have a more flexible schedule which includes the option of additional practice time in lieu of classes in music theory and piano literature. Students who wish to be considered for the Piano PLUS program must indicate this preference on their audition application form.  Anywhere between 0 and 6 students may be selected.

Evening Activities
Activities are planned for each evening. Attend a faculty concert, go bowling, jump at SkyZone, and more!

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Camp Details

June 13 – 26, 2021

$TBA (Overnight Campers)
$TBA  (Day Campers)  

If selected for Piano Plus:
$TBA (Overnight Campers)
$TBA  (Day Campers)


Students 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. The audition deadline is TBA. 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: $TBA
This includes tuition, housing, and three meals per day.

Day Campers: $TBA
This includes tuition only.

  • No money is due when you submit your audition.  If you are accepted, a $100.00 non-refundable deposit is due when you  register.  This deposit is applied toward the total cost.  The balance is due by May 31, 2021
  • Click here for the Cancellation and Refund Policy.

Campers may wish to bring a small amount of extra money for snacks and optional recreation activities. More information is provided in the camp handbook.

Discounts are available for this camp.

Four private lessons are included at this camp (Eight for Piano Plus Students). There is no option to add more lessons.

Check-In & Check-Out

Check-in takes place on the first day of camp and details will be provided at a later date.

Check-out takes place on following the final performance.

Detailed information about check-in, check-out, and everything in between can be found in the Camp Handbook.

Camp Links

  Daily Schedule (coming soon)

  Camp Life: Housing, Meals and More

  Camp Planning Resources

  Camp Handbook (coming soon)

Camp Forms (coming January)


An Amazing Opportunity To Work With FSU Professors.


Professor of Piano and Coordinator of Keyboard Studies
Florida State University

Stijn De Cock

Assistant Professor of Piano
Florida State University

David Kalhous

Assistant Professor Of Piano
Florida State University

Heidi Louise Williams

Associate Professor of Piano
Florida State University

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