Piano Academy


Arrival: Saturday, June 22, 2019. Check-in and registration at Spruce Residence Hall, 12:00 Noon-3:30 pm

Departure: Saturday, July 13, 2019. Honors Recital and Closing Ceremony at Auer Hall, 1:00- ca. 3:45 pm. Note: participants should plan to stay for the entire Recital and Closing Ceremony. Budgeting time to say goodbyes and collect luggage at Spruce, we recommend not scheduling departure from IU before 4:00pm.

Saturday, June 22
  • 12 Noon - 3:30 PM  Registration and check-in at Spruce Residence Hall Center Lounge. Get your room key/meal card.

  • 4:00-5:30 PM  Tour of the Jacobs School of Music complex

  • 7:00 PM Orientation Meeting in Sweeney Lecture Hall (M 015, Simon Recital/Library Center)

  • 8:30 PM  Pizza Party at Spruce Residence Hall
  • 10:00 pm  Curfew and floor meetings in Spruce Hall*

    *Staff will meet with commuters and their parents separately at the beginning of the session. Details TBA.

There will be a Theory Placement Exam on Monday morning, June 24 in MA (Music Addition).

Master Class auditions will be held Sunday afternoon and evening, June 23 and evening June 24.  All students are strongly encouraged to audition.

Performance opportunities:
  • 4 Student recitals spread throughout the Academy
  • 7 master classes
  • Many in-house student performances with interactive feedback from faculty and classmates.
  • Duet Concert the last Friday evening (7/12) featuring all participants
  • Piano Academy Honors Recital in Auer Hall Saturday, July 13 afternoon.

A Typical Summer Piano Academy day:
Time Event
8:00-9:00 am Theory or Feldenkrais classes OR practice time*
9:00-10:00 am Practice*
10:00am -12:00n Group Class: Interactive Session,
master classes, faculty presentations
12:00 noon Lunch
1:00-2:45pm Free time*
3:00-4:00 pm Practice duets with partner*
4:00-6:00 pm Practice and/or Theory class*
6:00pm Dinner
Evening Attend master classes, piano recitals, or other Summer Music Festival concerts
10:00 pm Return to Residence Hall
 *Private lessons or duet classes may occasionally take place at these hours.