Piano Camp

students playing piano at Piano Camp

Gilmore Piano Camp Cancelled for Summer 2020

Since its creation 21 years ago, Gilmore Piano Camp has welcomed hundreds of young pianists to its natural outdoor setting at Sherman Lake for fun and study. The camp provides classical piano training, a wide range of music-related electives, and–of course–lots of traditional camp activities. Treasured as the Midwest’s only piano-specific summer music camp, Gilmore Piano Camp welcomes pianists of all levels of experience.

Regrettably, Piano Camp was cancelled for summer 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Sherman Lake offered options to families who had paid all or some camp fees, including full refunds, transfers to 2021, or donations to the Sherman Lake YMCA.

The Gilmore looks forward to welcoming Sherman Lake campers in 2021 and is excited about Virtual Piano Camp, which begins June 28.


Students Can Stay Connected With One-Week Virtual Piano Camp Beginning June 28

The Gilmore is offering Virtual Piano Camp free of charge to anyone who registered for this summer’s Camp or participated in a previous Camp. Students will work on a group project organized through Google Classroom and will write and record their own music with BandLab, an online digital audio workstation. The camp will begin Sunday, June 28 and finish on Friday, July 3.

To fully participate, students will need a computer, a keyboard with MIDI capabilities, and the ability to join a Google Classroom online. Basic participation only requires a computer or device that can access Google Classroom and BandLab.

The week will end with a live-streamed event of the original music created online. Dates and details forthcoming!

Students would only be required to “meet up” for an hour a day maximum, and can go through the creativity prompts at their leisure throughout the week.



Questions About Education?

Please direct questions to Kathy Hernandez, Piano Lab Coordinator,  Adam Schumaker, Director of Education, or Leslie Baron, Education and Community Engagement Manager. Telephone: 269.342.1166.

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