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USU Summer Piano Festival


USU SUMMER PIANO FESTIVAL

July 15-21, 2018

Open to students ages 14-18.

Join us for a fun and inspiring week dedicated to all things piano!

A typical daily schedule includes classes in theory, piano literature, technique, improvisation, master class, and rehearsal and ensemble coaching. Students will also receive one private lesson with a clinic faculty member during the week.

Students will enjoy several musical performances throughout the week, in addition to fun recreational activities, like kayaking at beautiful First Dam.

Open to intermediate and advanced piano students age 14-18, the USU Summer Piano Festival takes place on the Utah State University campus in Logan, UT. Students will have access to Steinway piano practice rooms and will enjoy performance opportunities in the spectacular Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall.

Students may stay on campus in the dorms for the week, or reside in their own local lodging and be a day participant. More information on these options is listed on the "Tuition and Housing" tab.

USU Summer Piano Festival runs concurrently with the Fry Street Chamber Music Festival, and students participating in either camp will have opportunities to mingle with other young musicians and possibly collaborate in musical ensembles. Students interested in piano/string collaborations should contact the Director for more information.

For additional information, see tabs above. For questions, please contact usupianofestival@gmail.com.

2018 USU Summer Piano Festival Faculty are:

Emily Ezola

Mark Gubler

Jason Hardink

Kevin Olson

 

The 2018 USU Summer Piano Festival will be held July 15-21, on the campus of Utah State University in Logan, Utah.

A typical daily schedule includes classes in theory, piano literature, technique, improvisation, master class, and rehearsal and ensemble coaching. Students will also receive one private lesson with a clinic faculty member during the week.

Students will enjoy several musical performances throughout the week, in addition to fun recreational activities, like kayaking at beautiful First Dam.

2018 Piano Performances Are Free and Open to the Public!

July 16-- 
Fry Street Quartet with Brant Bayless, viola; Jason Hardink, piano.
7:30pm in the Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall.

July 17--
Jason Hardink, piano.
7:30pm, in the Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall.

July 18--
Fry Street Quartet.
7:30pm, in the Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall.

July 21--
Festival Students in Concert.
12:30pm in Chase Fine Arts Center, room 214


Festival participants will have the opportunity to perform in the Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall and may attend concerts in the historic Logan Tabernacle.

Caine Performance Hall

Logan Tabernacle

Tuition $300
Housing & Meals $300*
Total Festival Fee $600

$50 deposit due May 31, 2018, with remainder due June 15 & July 12, 2018.

Students will be housed in the Merrill Hall dormitory, a short 2-minute walk from the music building. Rooms are double occupancy.

Resident Assistants for the festival will live in Merrill Hall as well, and will provide supervision and guidance throughout the week.

Meals will be provided through USU Dining Services.

*For local student participants who do not wish to live on-campus during the festival, a $150 meal plan is required in place of the $300 Housing & Meals fee, making the total festival fee $450.

Interested participants should begin the registration process by completing the online registration form.

ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM.

The experience of students who attend the USU Summer Piano Festival is enriched by opportunities which are only possible because of the generous support of organizations and individuals who believe in the arts and understand the value of music education. We appreciate your interest in supporting the USU Summer Piano Festival, and would invite you to consider sponsoring a concert ($400), or a student ($600). We gratefully accept donations in any amount, and all donations are tax deductible. Donations (payable to USU Summer Piano Festival) may be mailed to: Adrienne Larson, CCA Development Director, 4060 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-4060. For more information, please contact Adrienne Larson, at (435) 797-8924, or adrienne.larson@usu.edu.

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Thank you to the Utah Music Teachers Association for their in-kind donation in support of the 2018 Summer Piano Festival.