Summer Piano Camp

2014 Piano Camp

The week of July 21-25, 2014 marked the successful completion of the first Bradley Summer Piano Camp. Nine campers from the Peoria areas took this opportunity to learn not only piano repertoires, but also expanded their understanding of music history, keyboard functional skills, jazz piano, and composition. In addition,  students enjoyed a faculty recital, a visit to the Department of Electrical Engineering, swimming, and other outdoor activities, which brightened their enjoyment of bonding together.

The camp culminated in a final piano recital whose performances include duets, solos, and performances of their own compositions. Each participant received a certificate of completion, and parents raved about the excellent program that boosted their children’s motivation in learning the piano.

 Piano Camp

The 2014 Bradley University Summer Piano Camp will be an intensive and enjoyable piano program for middle school and high school students, ages 11-18, who are interested in enhancing their ongoing piano experience. Each student will continue to develop their pianistic abilities and enrich their musical experiences by attending a variety of courses in keyboard musicianship, music history, jazz improvisation and music composition.

Leading the program will be Bradley keyboard faculty who have many years of successful teaching and performing experience. Dr. Edward Kaizer is in charge of keyboard studies at Bradley and Dr. Chee Hyeon Choi teaches class piano as well as applied piano.

Social activities will add to the enjoyment of the camp. A final concert in Dingeldine Music Center on the Bradley campus at 7:00 p.m. Friday, July 25th will feature solo and ensemble performances by all the students. Family and friends are invited to this free performance.

Dates, Times, Places

The camp will run from Monday July 21st through Friday, July 25th, 2014. Daily drop off will be between 7:45 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. and pick up will be at 5:30 p.m.

Students will be divided into two groups, Senior High School and Junior High School students. The camp is for students 11 years of age through 18 years of age.

On the first day students will be asked to perform pieces they are currently studying with their private teachers. They should bring two solo selections and then demonstrate their technique through scales, arpeggios and chord progressions. The purpose of this performance is for the faculty to assess the student’s performance level and then assign appropriate solo and ensemble works.

This camp is for commuters only and the cost, including meals and camp t-shirt, is $295.00. All camp activities will take place on the campus of Bradley University.

Registration is Due June 1, 2014 (The seats are limited so apply early.)

Register online

For questions, please contact:
Dr. Chee Hyeon Choi
(309) 677-2599