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Summer Piano Institute and the Summer Organ Institute

Summer Organ Institute (for students age 12-18)
June 9 - 15, 2019

 

Summer Piano Institute (for grades 8-12)
June 23 - 29, 2019
 

 

Click here to print a brochure and an application for the

2018 Baylor Summer Piano Institute
or the
2018 Baylor Summer Organ Institute

 

THE SUMMER PIANO INSTITUTE and the THE SUMMER ORGAN INSTITUTE at the Baylor School of Music are exciting opportunities for talented young piano and organ students. An intensive week of study and varied musical experience is offered within the college environment of the Baylor campus. Students are housed in supervised dormitories and have the use of University practice and recreational facilities.

THE SUMMER PIANO INSTITUTE is open to rising 8th-12th graders. Musical activities for the week include private lessons, master classes and lecture-demonstrations with members of the Baylor piano faculty, theory class and computer theory drill, keyboard skills classes in the Clavinova digital labs, videos of famous artists, regular practice periods, and student and faculty recitals.

THE Summer Organ Institute is open to pianists and organists ages 12-18. The event-filled week includes private and group lessons, videos, visits to organs in local churches, and concerts, as well as classes on registration, hymn playing, improvisation, and organ building.

THE COST for the Summer Piano Institute is $515, including tuition, fees, dormitory, and meals. The cost for commuting students is $355, including tuition and lunch.

Piano students:
Return the APPLICATION and send a LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION from your teacher and a RECORDED AUDITION prior to May 14. Audition material should include two or more contrasting selections. PREFERRED FORMAT: a link to a streaming service such as YouTube or Vimeo (no advertisements, please) or a link to an online cloud service such as Dropbox or Box. If the links are password protected, please be sure to include the appropriate information for access. Other acceptable formats: A data DVD or flash drive containing the following digital formats: MP3, AAC, MP4, (please, no AVI, WMV, FLV, or MOV). Please label or title all submitted material clearly with the performer’s name, the title of the piece and the name of the composer. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by June 4.

Organ students:
Return the APPLICATION and send a LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION from your teacher and a RECORDED AUDITION prior to May 4. PREFERRED FORMAT: a link to a streaming service such as YouTube or Vimeo (no advertisements, please) or a link to an online cloud service such as Dropbox or Box. If the links are password protected, please be sure to include the appropriate information for access. Other acceptable formats: A data DVD or flash drive containing the following digital formats: MP3, AAC, MP4, (please, no AVI, WMV, FLV, or MOV). Please label or title all submitted material clearly with the performer’s name, the title of the piece and the name of the composer. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by May 21.

 

Summer Organ Institute Faculty

Isabelle Demers

Associate Professor of Organ. Concert organist of international acclaim, recording artist, and clinician.  D.M.A. and M.M. in organ, The Juilliard School.  B.M. in organ and piano, Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal.  Organ study with Paul Jacobs; additional study in Paris, France.

 

Summer Piano Institute Faculty

Jane Abbott-Kirk, Associate Professor of Piano. 

In demand as a recitalist, concerto soloist, accompanist, chamber musician, clinician, and adjudicator.  Holds the B.M., M.M., and Performer’s Certificate in piano from Indiana University.  Outstanding Tenured Faculty Award at Baylor in 1989.  Recording artist for the Musical Heritage Society.

Bradley Bolen, Senior Lecturer in Piano. 

Soloist, accompanist, and lecturer.  Teaches private piano and group piano. Principal teachers include David Stokan and Nancy Garrett.  Additional study with Claude Frank and Menahem Pressler.  Arranged, composed, and recorded for the film The War at Home.  Frequent adjudicator for piano contests and festivals throughout the U.S.

Kae Hosoda-Ayer, Associate Professor of Piano and Director of Collaborative Piano.

Collaborative pianist and soloist. Recitalist in Japan, Canada, South Korea, and the United States. Performs with clarinetist Christopher Ayer as Duo Karudan throughout the U.S. B.M., Tohogakuen School of Music, Japan; M.M. and Graduate Diploma, New England Conservatory; D.M.A., The University of Texas at Austin.

Terry Lynn Hudson, Associate Professor of Piano and Director of Baylor in Austria.

Performs as soloist, duo pianist, and vocal/instrumental collaborator. B.M., James Madison University; M.M., Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music; D.M.A., The University of Texas at Austin. Piano study with Nancy Garrett, Elizabeth Pridonoff, Vicki Berneking, and Frederick Griesinger. MSR Classics recording artist; research published in American Music Teacher, College Music Symposium, and the MTNA E-Journal.

Brian Marks, Associate Professor of Piano and Director of Keyboard Studies.

Soloist, accompanist, and adjudicator. Recording artist on New World Records and AUR labels. Has premiered several new works for piano by American composers including Libby Larsen and Normand Lockwood. D.M.A. from The University of Texas at Austin with Nancy Garrett and Danielle Martin. Additional study in Munich, Germany, under a Rotary Foundation Grant.

Lesley Sisterhen McAllister, Associate Professor of Piano Pedagogy.

Teaches piano pedagogy, group piano, and performer wellness. Active as a writer, clinician, and adjudicator. Has published articles in American Music Teacher and Clavier Companion, presented in national and international conferences, and authored the book The Balanced Musician. Currently completing a book project for Oxford Press titled Yoga in the Music Studio. B.M., University of Houston; M.M., Florida State University; and D.M.A. in piano performance and pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma.

Cameron Hofmann, Lecturer in Collaborative Piano.

Collaborates frequently on concert series throughout the United States and Europe.  Pianist for the North American Saxophone Alliance and National Flute Association national convention.  Recordings on AUR, TimeGrabber Digital and Teal Creek Music.  M.M and D.M.A from the University of Minnesota, where he studied with Margo Garrett, Timothy Lovelace and Karl Paulnack.