Due to uncertainty with the opening of campus because of COVID-19, we will not be able to offer the Summer Piano Institute experience  in summer 2020. We hope to see you all next summer.

Welcome to the Summer Piano Institute!

The Ithaca College School of Music invites talented young pianists for 10 days of intensive piano study in the heart of the Finger Lakes. This year's institute will be held July 2 - July 11, 2020 on the beautiful Ithaca College campus.

Pianists aged 12 - 18 years old are welcome to apply.

Nationally and internationally known Ithaca College piano faculty members provide daily lessons, workshops, classes, and supervised practice.

  • Private piano lessons
  • Small group lessons
  • Theory class
  • Master classes
  • Daily piano ensemble and sight reading
  • Final Showcase Recital
  • Counselor Piano Recital, Jazz Recital, and Faculty Collaborative Recital
  • A singing experience! Find out how singing can help your piano playing!
  • Elective Choices
  • Supervised practice may be available
  • Full use of the James J. Whalen Center for Music

The Summer Piano Institute welcomes residential and commuter students.

Recreational and social activities are included, such as a night at the theater, sunny excursions to our local state parks, and movie nights.