Summer Institute for Piano and Strings

For the first time, the Idaho State University Piano Institute and the Idaho State Civic Symphony Summer Strings are joining forces to create a unique experience for pianists and string players. Some advanced pianists and string players will have the unique opportunity to rehearse, coach, and perform chamber music for strings and piano. The event is a week-long camp for serious intermediate and advanced students who are entering the 8th through the 12th grades. The week features activities from 9 a.m. to about 9 p.m. every day, including solo and collaborative performance study, music classes, ensembles, and various other group activities. Students from anywhere are invited to attend, and are welcome to board at our facilities. The number of attendees is limited, so early application is encouraged to ensure admittance. The application process is specific for piano or strings, and is explained under each respective category.

This year, some performances and classes will be organized around performing and studying the numerous dance styles that are featured in so much Classical music. Students also have the option to take private lesson on their instrument, or a composition lesson, for an additional fee.

All students can choose to stay in our new Rendezvous dorm and eat all meals on campus. This is recommended especially for students who live 30 or more miles away from Pocatello. Students who choose to stay at home will still eat lunch on campus and participate in all camp activities. The tuition includes lunches for all students, even those who are not boarding, in order to create a safe and inclusive environment for all students. Students will receive a free Summer Institute T-shirt to celebrate their experience here.
Students will be joined by experienced camp counselors in the dorms, at meals, and during recreational activities.