The IPFW Gene Marcus Piano Camp & Festival aims to inspire young pianists to strive for artistic excellence and to encourage them to reach their potential in piano study and performance. Students are immersed in all things piano, from a variety of workshops and group sessions, masterclasses, music theory and keyboard musicianship classes and ensemble playing, to daily individual lessons with camp faculty and practice sessions guided by experienced practice coaches, all to help them progress rapidly and continue to be excited about making music throughout the year. This year's guest masterclass teacher will be Dr. Karen Taylor, piano faculty and founder/director of the Young Pianists Program and the Summer Piano Academy at Indiana University--Bloomington. Daily evening activities include performances by guest artists and faculty as well as camp participants (click here for a listing of this year's recitals). The camp is open to students ages 12-18 with at least two years of prior piano study who are interested in improving their playing and performance. It includes both a residential and a commuter option; applications from students residing anywhere in the US or abroad are accepted.
All camp activities take place at the John and Ruth Rhinehart Music Center, on the campus of Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). IPFW is a Carnegie Community Engaged University that awards Indiana University bachelor’s degrees in music. The attractive music building provides an ideal learning environment and includes excellent rehearsal spaces, studios and performance halls. Recitals and master classes are held in Rhinehart Recital Hall, an acoustically superb performance venue. Ample practice facilities are available, including a number of rooms equipped with grand pianos.
Please check the tabs above for more detailed information. We hope you will join us for a week of outstanding music making, inspiration and fun!
--Dr. Hamilton Tescarollo,
IPFW Gene Marcus Piano Camp & Festival Director
The IPFW College of Visual and Performing Arts, including the Community Arts Academy, is fully accredited by all of its discipline-specific accrediting agencies: the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).
A full refund is given when the university cancels a course or when the IPFW Community Arts Academy receives notification of withdrawal from the registrant before the third business day prior to the start of the class. No refunds will be given after class or private instruction begins. Course cancellations may occur due to low registration. Course offerings and fees may be subject to change without notice.
IPFW is a public institution of higher education that offers a wide variety of classes, to a wide range of students from differing backgrounds, including adults and children in grades pre K – 12. While the IPFW College of Visual and Performing Arts is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all students, parents are reminded that it is their responsibility to supervise minors when they are on campus and not in the classroom. Before and after class, our teachers cannot take the place of a parent and assume responsibility for unsupervised children.
In case of an emergency please contact the IPFW University Police at 481-6827.
The Community Arts Academy offers regular classes for kids in pre-K through grade 12 in art, dance, music and theatre, but if you are an adult interested in personal enrichment in these areas, please visit the IPFW Division of Continuing Studies to see what types of classes they are offering.
The IPFW Community Arts Academy abides by the operating procedures and policy outlined in the Operating Procedures for Programs Involving Minors that went into effect January 1, 2015. This policy and registration form may be viewed here:
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne is a Carnegie Community Engaged University that awards Indiana University bachelor's degrees in music. The piano competition and camp will be held in the Rhinehart Music Center, a facility built in 2007 to serve the university and community. It provides an ideal learning environment, including excellent rehearsal spaces, studios and performance halls. Ample practice facilities are available, including a number of rooms with grand pianos.
For further information about camp activities or general questions about the camp, please contact:Dr. Hamilton TescarolloIPFW Gene Marcus Piano Camp DirectorProfessor of Piano and Director of Keyboard Studies at IPFW(260) email@example.com
For further information about registration and housing, please contact:Melinda HainesDirector, IPFW Community Arts Academy(260) firstname.lastname@example.org