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High School Piano

Full Session: June 19 - August 2, 2015

First Session: June 19 - July 11, 2015

Second Session: July 11 - August 2, 2015

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 piano program provides:

  • private study with distinguished teachers
  • ample practice time
  • 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.

In recent years students in the piano program have had the opportunity to participate in the BMC Chorus. Past seasons have included performances of Grieg's Complete Incidental Music to Peer Gynt, Mahler's Symphony No. 3, Orff's Carmina Burana, Holst's The Planets, and a concert of Bach cantatas.

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. Winners receive cash prizes and scholarships for future study at Brevard. 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 master classes, and in the cafeteria. High school students have their own residences, their own campus life system, and their own social activities.