High School Piano

Full Session: June 23 - August 7, 2016

First Session: June 23 - July 16, 2016

Second Session: July 16 - August 7, 2016

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
  • 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 2016, the BMC Chorus will join Artistic Director Keith Lockhart and the BMCO in the season finale performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9.

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.