High School 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 session (three weeks). 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. All students in the High School Division take classes in music theory and music literature.

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 term. Each of the five finalists receives a cash prize. Full-session piano students may also enter the Jan and Beattie Wood Concerto Competition.

Students in the High School Division will encounter older students at concerts, in studio and masterclasses, and in the cafeteria, providing valuable opportunities for guidance and mentorship. However, high school students have their own ensembles, their own residences, their own campus life system, and their own social activities.


Typical Daily Schedule

7:00am - 9:00am

Breakfast

8:00am - 8:50am

Music Literature/Music Theory (M-F)

9:00am - 11:00am

Practice time

11:00am - 12:00pm

Private lesson (once a week) *

11:30am - 1:30pm

Lunch

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Student Piano Recital (Wednesday)

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Piano Literature class

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Piano Studio class (Tuesday)

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Piano Masterclass (Thursday)

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Dinner

7:30pm

Attend concerts most evenings

10:30pm

Call to Quarters

11:00pm

Lights out

  • 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