College Piano

Full Session: June 22 - August 6, 2017

First Session: June 22 - July 15, 2017

Second Session: July 15 - August 6, 2017

Each year Brevard's piano program enrolls more than seventy students. Pianists may attend for the full six-week term or for either the first or the second half session. Most students select the full term.

The Program

The piano program provides:

  • private study with distinguished teachers
  • ample practice time in air-conditioned studios
  • weekly studio and master classes with faculty and guest artists
  • open rehearsals with world-renowned concert soloists
  • classes in piano literature, performance practice, or other topics
  • opportunity to attend nearly 80 orchestra, chamber, solo, and opera performances

Piano students present a public recital each week. Pianists may also have the opportunity to participate in enhanced collaborative activities, e.g., instrumental, vocal, chamber, duo/duet, orchestra.

Students in the piano program will participate in the BMC Chorus. In 2017, the BMC Chorus will join Maestra JoAnn Falletta and the BMCO in the season finale performance of Verdi's Requiem.

Students work on campus in 90 studios and practice rooms. Piano students may reserve daily practice time and may practice in any vacant room. Steinway is the official piano of the Brevard Music Center.

The BMC Piano Competition is open to any BMC pianist enrolled for the full session. Each of the five finalists receives a cash prize. Full-session piano students may also enter the Jan and Beattie Wood Concerto Competition.

Typical Daily Schedule

7:00 - 9:00 Breakfast
8:00 - 11:00 Practice time
11:00 - 12:00 Private lesson (once a week) *
11:30 - 1:30 Lunch
12:30 - 1:30 Student Piano Recital (Wednesday)
2:30 - 3:30 Piano Literature class (Friday)
4:30 - 5:30 Piano Studio class (Tuesday)
4:30 - 5:30 Piano Masterclass (Thursday)
5:00 - 7:00 Dinner
7:30 Attend concerts most evenings
  • Each piano student is guaranteed up to 3 hours of reserved, daily practice time
  • Pianists are strongly encouraged to observe orchestra rehearsals – especially when a piano soloist is featured
  • Certain guest artists offer 'Q and A' sessions for students
  • Unscheduled times shall be used for personal practice, rest, and recreation

* Private lesson times are arranged with the teacher