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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 June 24 - July 3, 2021 on the beautiful Ithaca College campus.

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

Instructional and residential activities are anticipated to be operating in person in summer 2021, with some programs also offering hybrid instruction for students who prefer to participate online. Ithaca College has implemented safety precautions to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, including social distancing, the use of personal protective equipment, and reduced density for some programs and activities. We will continue to monitor the situation throughout the spring and adhere to all college and state guidelines for student health and safety. Should in-person instruction be determined not to be in the best interests of our community, program instruction will be delivered online without a residential component. Registered students will be informed of any changes as soon as possible and may withdraw with a full refund of fees paid. 

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.