Summer Piano Camp

Monday, June 4 – Friday, June 8, 2018

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.

The 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 Monday afternoon (June 4) between 2:00-2:30 pm in the lobby of Hemphill Music Building. 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 2:30-2:45 p.m. in the lobby of the Hemphill Music Building. Following check-in @3:00 p.m., we will begin our first formal session.

We would like to invite families and friends to attend the final recital which will be on Friday, June 8 at 10:00 a.m. in Woodward-Dellis Recital Hall. We will have a farewell reception following the recital, and the camp will conclude after the reception.

Contact
Lauren Puckett,
School of Music and Fine Arts
HSU Box 16230, Abilene, TX 79698
Phone: 325-670-1530
Email: lpuckett@hsutx.edu

Here you will find a printable application to the Abilene Summer Piano Camp 2017. Please print, fill out the application and mail in the application to:
Lauren Puckett
HSU Box 16230,
Abilene, TX, 79698

Piano Camp Application
Medical Treatment Consent Form
Photo Release Form

Tentative Schedule

Monday, June 19:

  • 2:00-2:45 Check in – Woodward-Dellis Recital Hall lobby
  • 3:00-3:55 Let’s get acquainted! – HMC 211
  • 4:00-4:50 Theory/Ear training class – HMC 211
  • 5:00-5:55 Dinner (all campers) – Moody Center
  • 6:00-7:15 Practice
  • 7:20-8:50 Field Trip – TBA, **Meet in Hemphill lobby at 7:10 pm
  • 9:00-9:20 Meeting – HMC 211

Tuesday, June 20:

  • 8:00-8:50 Breakfast (resident campers only) – Moody Center
  • 9:00-9:50 Sight-reading/Ensemble (Group A – CH 207, Group B – CH 310, Group C – CH 208 (Piano Lab))
  • 10:00-10:25 Technique – Woodward-Dellis Recital Hall
  • 10:30-10:55 Practice
  • 11:00-11:55 Composition/Computers in Music
  • 12:00-12:50 Lunch (all campers) – Moody Center
  • 1:00-1:55 Performance Class – WDRH
  • 2:00-2:55 Composition/Computers in Music, CH 208 (Piano/Computer Lab)
  • 3:00-3:55 TBA – Special Topics/Recital
  • 4:00-4:55 Theory/Ear training class – HMC 211
  • 5:00-5:50 Dinner (all campers) – Moody Center
  • 6:00-7:15 Supervised practice
  • 7:20-8:50 Swimming – HSU Pool
  • 9:00-9:20 Meeting – HMC 211

Wednesday, June 21:

  • 8:00-8:50 Breakfast (resident campers only) – Moody Center
  • 9:00-9:55 Sight-reading/Ensemble (Group A – CH 207, Group B – CH 310, Group C – CH 208)
  • 10:00-10:25 Technique – Woodward-Dellis Recital Hall
  • 10:30-10:55 Practice
  • 11:00-11:55 Composition/Computers in Music, CH 208 (Piano/Computer Lab)
  • 12:00-12:50 Lunch (all campers) – Moody Center
  • 1:00-1:55 Performance Class – WDRH
  • 2:00-2:55 Composition/Computers in Music, CH 208 (Piano/Computer Lab)
  • 3:00-3:55 TBA – Special Topics/Recital
  • 4:00-4:55 Theory/Ear training class – HMC 211
  • 5:00-5:50 Dinner (all campers) – Moody Center
  • 6:00-7:15 Supervised practice
  • 7:20-8:50 Bowling – Moody Center (basement)
  • 9:00-9:20 Meeting – HMC 211

Thursday, June 22:

  • 8:00-8:50 Breakfast (resident campers only) – Moody Center
  • 9:00-9:50 Sight-reading/Ensemble (Group A – CH 207, Group B – CH 310, Group C – CH 208)
  • 10:00-10:25 Technique – Woodward-Dellis Recital Hall
  • 10:30-10:55 Practice
  • 11:00-12:00 Composition/Computers in Music, CH 208 (Piano/Computer Lab)
  • 12:00-12:50 Lunch (all campers) – Moody Center
  • 1:00-1:55 Performance Class – WDRH
  • 2:00-2:55 Composition/Computers in Music
  • 3:00-3:55 TBA – Special Topics/Recital
  • 4:00-4:55 Theory/Ear training class – HMC 211
  • 5:00-5:50 Dinner (all campers) – Moody Center
  • 6:00-6:50 Supervised Practice
  • 7:00-7:50 Dress rehearsal for Farewell Recital – WDRH
  • 8:00-8:50 Presentation of compositions – CH 208
  • 9:00-9:20 Meeting – HMC 211

Friday, June 23:

  • 8:00-8:50 Breakfast (resident campers only) – Moody Center
  • 9:00-9:50 Warm-Up for Recital
  • 10:00 Farewell Recital – WDRH
    • Reception/T-Shirt signing to follow on the 3rd floor of Caldwell Hall
  • 12:00 Check out of residence halls!

$475 – Resident Camper (overnight)
Includes:

  • All camp activities
  • Three all-you-can-eat meals on full camp days
  • T-shirt
  • Four nights on the campus of HSU

$400 – Commuter Camper
Includes:

  • All camp activities
  • Two all-you-can-eat meals on full camp days
  • T-shirt

For an additional fee of $100, students may enroll in private piano study and receive three half-hour lessons during the camp week.

There is a $50 non-refundable registration fee which is due on or before May 1, 2018. This should be included with your application and application materials. The remainder of the camp fee is due by May 15, 2018.

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.