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June 16-23, 2024 - Institute for Students

June 21-23, 2024 - Symposium for Teachers

Pre-College Piano Institute for Students and Teachers is an intensive one-week summer institute where pre-college students grow as artists, plus a weekend symposium for teachers, featuring seminars and interactions with nationally-known teachers, composers, pedagogues.

Click below to learn more about our summer 2024 Piano Institute.

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Students

  • UH Pre-College Piano Institute for Students

    June 16-23, 2024

    Description:
    An intensive one-week summer institute where pre-college students grow as artists through applied lessons, masterclasses, and performances in a traditional piano recital and a pop showcase.  

    What to look forward to:

    • Applied lessons with piano faculty and piano teaching fellows 
    • Masterclasses with nationally-renowned teachers 
    • Improvisation & arranging classes  
    • Social dining hours with games and trivia  
    • Evening Texas Music Festival concerts
    • The Institute culminates in an exciting Pop Showcase and a final Recital.

     

    Lead Faculty:

    Students Apply Here

  • Application Requirements

    Application Requirements:

    • Open to 7th-12th grade piano students (Students must be entering 7th grade for fall 2024) 
    • Video recording links (YouTube or Vimeo link) of two contrasting pieces
    • Completed submission of the form below

    Students Apply Here

    Students should have the following for the Institute:  

    • 1 piece performance ready 
    • 2 – 3 pieces in-progress 
    • List of 3 popular song options to learn at the instutute and potentially perform in the Pop Showcase 
  • Tuition, Housing, and Fees

    Tuition & Fees

    Registration 
    Deadline

    Type of
    Participation

    Includes

    $450

    Early Bird: 3/1/24

    Commuter

    Tuition and lunches

    $500

    Priority: 4/1/24

    Commuter

    Tuition and lunches

    $550


    Late: 5/15/24


    Commuter


    Tuition and lunches


    $1050

    Early Bird: 3/1/24

    Overnight

    Tuition, Room & Board

    $1100

    Priority: 4/1/24

    Overnight

    Tuition, Room & Board

    $1150 Late: 5/15/24 Overnight Tuition, Room & Board

    Overnight Housing:
    The overnight costs costs listed above include the $600 housing and meal costs. 

  • Important Dates

    Important Dates

    • APPLICATION DEADLINE (including video submission): Monday, May 15
      • EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 1
      • Priority Registration Deadline: April 1
      • Late Registration Deadline: May 15

    • First day of the institute: June 16, 2024 
    • Pop Showcase: June 22, 2024
    • Final Recital: June 23, 2024
  • Schedule and Location

    Schedule: 
    Commuters: Check-in begins daily at 8:30 a.m., followed by activities and events from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Residential: Students will check into UH housing on Sunday, June 16. Each day, students will enjoy meals at the dining hall, with regular activities and events from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Check out will occur on Sunday, June 23. Detailed daily schedules will be provided in the student handbook.

    Location:
    University of Houston, Moores School of Music
    3333 Cullen Blvd, Houston, TX 77204  

  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    FAQ:

    Is there a residential option?

    • Yes, a residential option is available this for students entering 10-12th grade only. Students in 7-9th grade can register for the commuter camp.

    Is there a commuter option?

    • Yes, all students can register for our commuter camp. Please see tuition and schedule for more details.

    Can my child carpool with another student to/from camp? What if someone else needs to pick them up? 

    • Students are allowed to carpool or be picked up by someone other than their listed parent/guardian ONLY if the authorized person is listed in our records. That list can be updated anytime by emailing caa@uh.edu, subject: Keyboard Institute Pick Up Authorization

    Can my child drive themselves to/from camp? Can they drive with another student?

    • Students are allowed to drive, carpool, or be picked up by someone other than their listed parent/guardian ONLY if the authorized person is listed in our records. That list can be updated anytime by emailing caa@uh.edu, subject: Keyboard Institute Pick Up Authorization

    Do you offer any discounts? 

    • We encourage students to take advantage of our Early Bird and Priority Registration deadlines for discounted tuition.

    How/when do I pay? 

    • Once your registration form is processed, we will email you with your invoice and any additional information needed. Invoices with a link to payment will be sent from caa@central.uh.edu within 3-5 business days of your acceptance notice.
    • Payment deadlines will be included with your invoice.

    When will I receive a detailed schedule and student handbook? 

    • Our staff will share detailed information with parents and students in the weeks leading up to camp. 

    Who do I contact with further questions?

    • Please email caa@uh.edu with any additional questions or concerns.

Teachers

  • UH Pre-College Piano Institute for Teachers

    June 21-23, 2024

    Description:
    A weekend symposium featuring seminars and interactions with nationally known teachers, composers, and pedagogues. These experts will offer guidance on novel approaches to piano pedagogy, and participating teachers will have the opportunity to earn CPE credit.

    What to look forward to:

    • Workshops with nationally-renowed pedagogues, teachers, and composers 
      • Mike Springer, pianist, teacher, & composer/arranger, Dallas, TX  
      • Kristin Yost, pianist, teacher, & owner of Centre for Musical Minds, Frisco, TX 
      • Omar Roy, Assistant Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy, University of South Carolina 
    • Observe masterclasses  
    • Attend and/or participate in Pop Showcase recital
    • TMF concert admission (see TMF calendar) 
    • Roundtable discussions 

    Teachers Register Here

  • Tuition and Fees

    Tuition and Fees:

    Tuition & Fees

    Registration 
    Deadline

    Type of
    Participation

    Includes

    $200

    Early Bird: 3/1/24

    Commuter

    Tuition and lunches

    $250

    Priority: 4/1/24

    Commuter

    Tuition and lunches

    $300 Late: 5/15/24 Commuter Tuition and lunches

    (Once your application is processed, we will email you with your invoice and any additional information needed. Invoices with a link to payment will be sent from caa@central.uh.edu within 3-5 business days of the registration deadline.)

    Parking:
    Parking permits are available for an additional fee. Information will be provided in the weeks leading up to the Institute.

  • Important Dates

    Important Dates

    • EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 1
    • Priority Registration Deadline: April 1
    • Late Registration Deadline: May 15

    • First day for teachers : June 21, 2024 
    • Pop Showcase: June 22, 2024
    • Final Recital: June 23, 2024

    Teachers Register Here

  • Schedule and Location

    Schedule: 
    Check-in and welcome is Friday, June 22 starting at 5:30PM

    Saturday and Sunday, checkin opens daily at 8:30 a.m., followed by activities and events from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

    Location:
    University of Houston, Moores School of Music
    3333 Cullen Blvd, Houston, TX 77204  

  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    FAQ:

    Can I receive CPE Credit for Participating?

    • Yes, participants are eligible for a minimum of 8 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) clock hours.

    How do I park on campus? 

    • Parking permits for the duration of the Institute are available for an additional fee. Information will be provided in the weeks leading up to the Institute.
    • Alternatively, daily guest parking is available in lot 16B. You can find more information about directions, text-to-pay and guest parking HERE.

    Do you offer any group discounts? 

    • We no longer offer group or other discounts. We encourage students and teachers to take advantage of our Early Bird and Priority Registration deadlines for discounted tuition.

    How/when do I pay? 

    • Once your registration form is processed, we will email you with your invoice and any additional information needed. Invoices with a link to payment will be sent from caa@central.uh.edu within 3-5 business days of your acceptance notice.
    • Payment deadlines will be included with your invoice.

    When will I receive a detailed schedule and student handbook? 

    • Our staff will share detailed information in the weeks leading up to the Institute. 

    Who do I contact with further questions?

    • Please email caa@uh.edu with any additional questions or concerns.
Dr. Todd Van Kekerix teaching a piano lesson