• Abilene Summer Piano Camp 2014

    Sunday, June 22 - Thursday, June 26

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    The Abilene Summer Piano Camp at Hardin-Simmons University offers an exciting opportunity to talented young piano students. The week will be filled with intensive study and unique musical experiences in a friendly and supportive environment.

    Piano students entering 8th – 12th grade and graduating seniors are invited to apply. Upon teacher recommendation, younger advanced students will be considered.

    Attendees should have a memorized piece, a work-in-progress, and an etude and/or exercise appropriate to his/her level.

    Curriculum includes Master Classes, Technique Class, Piano Ensemble/Sight-reading Class, Composition Class, Theory and Ear Training, Supervised Practice, Recreational Activities and MUCH MORE!

    Check-in for resident campers will be on Sunday afternoon (June 22) between 1:00-1:30 pm in the lobby of Woodward-Dellis Recital Hall. After check-in, you will be given your residence hall room assignment and may take your belongings to your room. A deposit of $10.00 is required for your residence hall room key. This will be refunded when your key is returned.

    Camp commuters may check in between 1:30-2:00 pm in the lobby of the Woodward-Dellis Recital Hall. Following check-in (@ 2:15), we will take students on a brief tour of the music complex and campus. We will begin our first formal session after the tour.

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    Drop off and pick up for commuters will be in front of the Hemphill Music Building. Our first class will commence at 9:00 each morning and activities will finish at 9:20 each evening.

    We would like to invite families and friends to attend the final recital which will be on Thursday, June 26 at 10:00 am in Woodward-Dellis Recital Hall. We will have a farewell reception following the recital, and the camp will conclude after the reception.

    Core Faculty:
    Dr. Mark Puckett, HSU Professor of Piano
    Mrs. Lauren Puckett, HSU Associate Professor of Piano
    Mrs. Shirley Anderson, HSU Adjunct Piano and Accompanist
    Dr. Bernard Scherr, HSU Professor of Theory and Composition
     

    Did you know? Hardin-Simmons University - A Piano Tradition
    In 1929, Dr. Irl Allison, Dean of the School of Music changed the world for young pianists by establishing the National Guild of Piano Teachers on the Hardin-Simmons University campus. In 1930 the School of Music became the first school in Texas accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

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