College of Liberal Arts

University of Mississippi

June 12: Piano Discoveries Camp at UM

The University of Mississippi in Oxford will host its fifth annual Piano Discoveries Camp from June 12-18, 2011.  This week-long camp is open to students entering seventh through twelfth grades who play at an intermediate level of skill or higher.  Students are exposed to a curriculum that encompasses private tutoring, master classes, music theory, piano ensemble, sight-reading, technique and music technology.

The 2011 guest artist will be 18-year-old Adam Swanson, three-time World Junior Ragtime Piano Champion. Swanson will perform a concert and conduct a workshop on the evolution of ragtime dating back to the days of vaudeville.  Special clinician will be Victoria Johnson, former head of piano pedagogy at Louisiana State University.

In addition to classroom and private instruction, there will be a variety of activities each evening as well as some fun recreational activities planned throughout the week.  Tuition is $450 for resident campers and $375 for commuters.  Registration deadline is May 20. Brochures and registration forms may be downloaded from the camp web site at http://www.outreach.olemiss.edu/youth/piano/.  Camp updates, along with video and photos from past camps may be found by searching Piano Discoveries Camp on Facebook .

Enjoy making new friends and discovering more about the piano with students from around the southern region in a safe and nurturing environment.  Please call Ian Hominick at (662) 915-1282 or email ihominic@olemiss.edu with inquiries.