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Summer Piano Festival

Summer 2024

Monday, July 8 – Friday, July 12, 2024

Summer Piano Festival (Ages 8-14)

Join us for five days of activities designed to bring pianists together in a fun, interactive piano ensemble program. Participants enjoy the social aspects of playing in an ensemble with one another, as well as learning the skills to play in a small group.

Program Features:

  • Open to any pianist, ages 8-14 (you do not need to study at WCMS to participate); younger students may be considered at the discretion of the Artistic Director
  • Each student is coached daily in a 4- or 6-hand piano ensemble
  • Build musicianship skills that go far beyond what is taught in your weekly piano lesson
  • Core classes and workshops will include piano repertoire, music theory, piano technique, sight reading, and composition
  • Option to perform a solo piece in addition to ensemble
  • Lunchtime games, fun musical activities, and talent show
  • Final concert for family and friends at the end of the program!
festival dates

Monday, July 8 – Friday, July 12, 2024

days & times

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Monday–Friday

  • $825 + $25 materials fee
  • Payment options: Pay in full at time of acceptance into program, or choose a split payment (50% tuition + materials fee upon acceptance, with balance due by June 15)
  • Financial aid may be available
artistic director

Asako Shibata


Jorge Ibáñez, Barbara Lieurance, Peter Morelli, Dahee Park, Connie Reisdorf, Asako Shibata, Rieko Tanaka, Sarah Tocco

Administrative Directors: 

Enrollment Information: An audition is mandatory for everyone. Participants must have at least two years of private lesson experience, and be age 8–14 as of June 1, 2024. Please complete an Audition Form to bring with you to the audition.

Audition Dates: Sign up online for a 15-minute time slot*:

  • Saturday, April 27: 2:00-5:00 PM
  • Saturday, May 4: 2:00-5:00 PM
  • Saturday, May 11: 2:00-5:00 PM

* If unable to make the audition dates above, please contact WCMS to arrange an alternate date.

Audition Requirements:

  • Applicants should play one major or minor scale of their choice
  • One polished piece
  • Assessment of music theory knowledge
  • Sight reading

Once the audition process has been completed and you have been notified of acceptance into the program, our registrar will contact you to complete the enrollment process.

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