The IPFW Gene Marcus Piano Camp will allow students to experience a week of intensive piano study with IPFW piano faculty and guests. Daily activities will include group sessions, individual lessons, Alexander technique and music theory classes, supervised practice and a variety of workshops and lectures. Performance opportunities include master classes and recitals. Evening activities will include faculty and guest artist recitals. The camp is for intermediate and advanced students, ages 12-18, and includes both a residential and a commuter option. There is no geographic restriction for attendance at this camp. Students from all areas are welcome to attend.
All camp activities will take place on the campus of Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). IPFW is a Carnegie Community Engaged University that awards Indiana University bachelor’s degrees in music. The camp will be held in the recently built John and Ruth Rhinehart Music Center, a facility that provides an ideal learning environment as well as excellent rehearsal spaces, studios and performance halls. Recitals and master classes will be held in Rhinehart Recital Hall, an acoustically superb performance space. Ample practice facilities are available, including a number of rooms with grand pianos.
The 2013 featured guest artist will be Caio Pagano an internationally renowned concert pianist, teacher and scholar. He will be performing a solo recital and presenting a piano master class for camp participants. Pagano has been a distinguished professor of piano at Arizona State University since 1986.
Pianist Elsie Johnson will be this year's "emerging artist." She is a 2010 IPFW graduate (B.M., Piano Performance) and will earn a double master's degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Butler University in May 2013. Elsie will be joining the camp staff and also performing a solo recital.
Please check the tabs above for more detailed information. We hope you will join us for a week of outstanding music making, inspiration and fun!
--Dr. Hamilton Tescarollo, IPFW Gene Marcus Piano Camp Director
A full refund is given when the university cancels a course or when the IPFW Community Arts Academy receives notification of withdrawal from the registrant before the third business day prior to the start of the class. No refunds will be given after class or private instruction begins. Course cancellations may occur due to low registration. Course offerings and fees may be subject to change without notice.
IPFW is a public institution of higher education that offers a wide variety of classes, to a wide range of students from differing backgrounds, including adults and children in grades pre K – 12. While the IPFW College of Visual and Performing Arts is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all students, parents are reminded that it is their responsibility to supervise minors when they are on campus and not in the classroom. Before and after class, our teachers cannot take the place of a parent and assume responsibility for unsupervised children.
In case of an emergency please contact the IPFW University Police at 481-6827.
The Community Arts Academy offers regular classes for kids in pre-K through grade 12 in art, dance, music and theatre, but if you are an adult interested in personal enrichment in these areas, please visit the IPFW Division of Continuing Studies to see what types of classes they are offering.
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