Education Programs at The Gilmore
Gilmore Piano Camp celebrates its 20th summer in July 2018. Serving hundreds of young pianists over the years, Gilmore Piano Camp is the Midwest’s only piano-specific camp in a natural outdoor setting. Receive a well-rounded musical experience, focused on classical piano training, with a wide range of elective options and camp activities. The Gilmore’s summer music camp is for pianists of all levels of experience.
This year’s camp theme: “20/20” – A Celebration of 20th Century Music and 20 years of Piano Camp!
Auditions are required for all piano campers. See below.
Immerse yourself in music! Enjoy a piano lesson, a practice period, and up to two electives every day. Electives include Composition, Recording Arts, Jazz & Improvisation, and more!
Evenings feature recitals, campfires, and other classic YMCA camp activities. Perform pieces from elective classes at the Thursday Night Throw-down, and prepared pieces from your lessons in a final celebratory recital hosted by campers for their peers, friends, and family.
Come and play! Enjoy daily small group piano lessons, exploration in technology and music-making with Jazzy Jams, plus hands-on art projects. Participate each afternoon in outdoor YMCA classic camp activities including the climbing tower, swimming, archery, and more. Perform in a final celebratory recital Friday at 1:00 PM.
Want to learn more about making camp affordable? Opportunities are available both from Gilmore Piano Camp Scholarships and from the Sherman Lake YMCA.
Sherman Lake YMCA also has a wonderful financial aid program for campers, and you can learn more about it at their website.
Register early for the best pricing, and be sure to complete all three steps:
If you would like more information about Piano Camp, please contact Adam Schumaker, Director of Education, at 269.342.1166 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, November 4 at 4:00 PM
Thursday, November 15 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 4:00 PM
Registration begins on September 4.
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