• Abilene Summer Piano Camp 2017

    Monday, June 19 - Friday, June 23

    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 Monday afternoon (June 19) 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 pm in the lobby of the Hemphill Music Building. Following check-in @3:00 pm, 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 23 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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