Piano Academy at Fort Lewis College
Monday-Friday, June 4-8, 12:15-5:00 p.m. | For ages 10-17
Co-Directors: Lisa Campi Walters and Mika Inouye
Faculty: Gabrielle Dugan, Kristen Chen, Kathy Olinger
Tuition: $300 Audition required prior to registration. Details below.
Registration Deadline: April 15
Location: St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 910 E. 3rd Ave., and Jones Hall, 1000 Rim Drive, Fort Lewis College campus
Piano Academy provides an exceptional opportunity for intermediate and advanced piano students to study piano technique and collaborative music. Daily private and group lessons will cover the skills of sight-reading, technique, ensemble playing, and more. Students will receive piano four-hands music by April 15 and will perform these pieces with assigned duet partners at a recital in Roshong Hall on the final day. Tuition includes tickets to daily Chamber Music Festival concerts from 12:15-12:45 p.m. in the St. Mark's Sanctuary. Parents are encouraged to purchase a Parent's Pass and attend concerts with their young musicians. Please note that Piano Academy begins at St. Mark's at 12:15 and resumes from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at Jones Hall, FLC. Parents are responsible for their child's transportation to Fort Lewis College directly after the concerts.
For a rewarding musical experience, students must be adequately prepared. The faculty offers the following dates to help with student readiness: