Summer Piano Intensive

Summer Piano Intensive

The UNCSA Piano Summer intensive is a program designed for pianists who wish to improve various aspects of their piano playing. Students can register for one or two weeks. Both in-person and online options are offered. Students will have the option of studying with a teacher of their choice or taking alternating lessons from Professors Dmitri Vorobiev and Dmitri Shteinberg.

Session Dates: 

  • 1-week session: June 25 - July 1
  • 2-week session: June 25 - July 8

The goal of the UNCSA Summer Piano Intensive is to strategically improve those aspects of piano playing that the student and UNCSA faculty feel could most benefit from additional training. Particular attention will be towards the sound production, technique and convincing interpretation. Students will also have a better idea about where they are in their playing and the future direction their training should take.

The UNCSA performance facilities feature a magnificent collection of Steinway pianos housed in three venues: four Steinway Model D concert grand pianos (three Hamburg and one New York) and a fifth Steinway Model B. There is a separate dedicated practice area for pianists, which features 14 comfortable soundproof rooms with regularly maintained grand pianos. The school also owns three French Double Manual harpsichords, a concert organ and three practice organs.

Daily Schedule

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Private Lessons/individual practice
12 - 1 p.m. Lunch break
1 - 2 p.m. Instrument-specific seminar
2 - 3:30 p.m. Program-wide seminar/workshop (wellness, memorization, overcoming stage fright, quick learning techniques)
3:30 - 4 p.m. Break
4 - 5 p.m. Group study on assigned project (ensemble, research etc)

On Friday, June 30 and Friday July 7, the Piano Intensives will conclude with a student recital at 3:00 p.m.. Both in-person and online students will participate.