Based on ongoing state and federal recommendations to reduce the spread of coronavirus, Rider University announced that all Summer I courses would move to remote or alternative instruction. As we cannot deliver this course remotely, we are canceling it for this year. We very much hope to see you next year.
June 21 - June 26, 2020
Now in its 20th year, this workshop offers the serious young pianist an enriching and inspiring musical experience, exposing each participant to the artistic and practical aspects of solo performance.
- Daily private lessons, studio classes, and lectures with Westminster artist faculty, Ena Bronstein Barton, James Goldsworthy, and Phyllis Alpert Lehrer
- Learn effective techniques for dealing with performance anxiety and memorization
- Attend a seminar in applying and auditioning for colleges of music
- Perform in the final High School Solo Pianist recital
- Meet and develop long-term friendships with others passionate about the piano and music
- Private lessons, classes in piano literature, morning music and movement class, technique, style and performance
- Selected presentations or discussions in auditioning techniques, applying to colleges of music, careers in music and giving recitals
- Final Concert
First-time applicants are required to audition, preferably via YouTube link (DVD will also be accepted, see below). First-time applicants are required to provide the following (returning students, please see below):
- A work by J.S. Bach
- One movement of a sonata by Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven
- A 19th-, 20th- or 21st-century piece
- At least one of the above pieces must be performed from memory, preferably two and ideally, all three
- Early application deadline: Friday, March 27, 2020
Requirements for Admission
First-time applicants need to submit a letter of recommendation, a personal statement (regarding their interest in this program and/or their passion for piano study), a repertoire list, and video recording (preferably via YouTube or Vimeo link; DVD is also accepted providing the DVD is clearly marked with the student's name).
must submit only the personal statement and a current repertoire list with the application.
$995 (includes room and board). Tuition is due upon acceptance into the program. For payment plan options please contact the Westminster Office of Continuing Education at 609-924-7416.
- Two or more programs - $100 discount off each program
- Family discount - Families sending more than one student to receive a $100 discount per program
Enrollment Enrollment is open to high school students entering the 9th grade through those who have just completed their senior year. Enrollment is limited to 15 pianists.
Westminster Office of Continuing Education