Piano Institute

June 24, 2019— June 28, 2019
8:30 am — 4:00 pm CST
Totino Fine Arts Center
3003 Snelling Ave North
St. Paul, MN 55113
$395 Tuition + $25 Application Fee = $420; see optional costs below


The goal of the Piano Institute is to provide a concentrated week of stimulating musical activities within a Christian environment which will motivate and encourage students in their piano studies.


Schedule—June 24–28, 2019

  • 8:30–8:40 a.m.—Devotions
  • 8:40–11:45 a.m.—Classes/lessons
  • 11:45 a.m.—Lunch
  • 12:45–3:15 p.m.—Classes/lessons
  • 3:15–4 p.m.—Master Class
  • 4 p.m. Monday and Wednesday—Faculty Recital and College Student Recital

Activities include: Daily lessons, two scheduled practice periods per day, and Ensemble Experience Classes such as Music Appreciation, Music Theory, Piano Literature, Performance, and Improvisation.


The Friday Ensemble Recital features duets and trios learned during the Institute. Students must prepare a memorized piece prior to the Institute and perform that piece during a Saturday Solo Recital. Recitals are located in the carousels and the choir room of the Totino Fine Arts Center.

  • Monday: 4:10 p.m.—Faculty Recital
  • Wednesday: 4:10 p.m.—UNW Student Recital
  • Friday: 4:30 p.m.—Ensemble Recital
  • Saturday: 9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m.—Solo Recitals



The Institute is open to serious piano students ages 10–18 who are playing at an intermediate to advanced level (level 5 method book and above). Students will be grouped according to age and ability.

Recorded Audition

If you are new to the Piano Institute, please submit an audio or video recording of one piece from current repertoire. This audition can be submitted as part of your online application. 

Application and Registration

Step 1: All interested students must apply online. If you are a first time applicant to the Piano Institute please include a video/audio recording with your online application. There is a $25 non-refundable application fee.

Step 2: Upon acceptance into the Piano Institute you will receive a tuition statement via email. You can make payments online, by calling the office, or by sending in a check.

  • Applications accepted starting: March 1, 2019
  • Application deadline: June 15, 2019
  • Payment deadline: June 20, 2019
  • Late Registration Fee: $20

Optional Costs

Overnight Camp                            Day Camp
$165 Lodging                                $50 Lunches
includes two evening meals
$50 Lunches

  • Students may bring a sack lunch, or
  • Lunch is available in the campus cafeteria (Choose this option when you apply online.)
  • Ages 13 and older only
  • Available in University of Northwestern dormitories, Sunday (after 5 p.m.)—Friday nights (includes A/C & private bath)
  • Planned evening activities and swimming are available to students.
  • Adult supervision provided.
  • Dorms are equipped with a stove, microwave, and refrigerator for breakfast and evening meals.

Refund Policy

  • 50% refund if student withdraws after the application deadline
  • Application Fee is nonrefundable
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