Summer Piano Institute

(for grades 8-12)

June 18-24, 2023

THE SUMMER PIANO INSTITUTE at the Baylor School of Music provides an exciting opportunity for talented young piano 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 COST for the Summer Piano Institute is $615, including tuition, fees, dormitory, and meals. The cost for commuting students is $445, 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 8. Audition material should include two or more contrasting selections. REQUIRED 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. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by June 1

Summer Piano Institute Faculty

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

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, Professor of Piano Pedagogy and Director of Keyboard Studies

Teaches piano pedagogy and performer wellness. Active as a writer, clinician, and adjudicator. Has published articles in American Music Teacher, MTNA E-Journal, and Piano Magazine, presented in national and international conferences, and authored the books The Balanced Musician and Yoga in the Music Studio (Oxford Press, 2020). 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.

Shijun Wang, Assistant Professor of Piano

International solo pianist and orchestral soloist. Visiting professor of Xi’an Conservatory; instructor at Puigcerda Music Festival in Spain and East/West International Piano Festival in South Korea. Winner of national and international prizes including first prize and audience prize in Crescendo Piano Competition. BM and MM, Juilliard School; DMA, Eastman School of Music.