Information about PACMI, and PACMI in the NEWS!


2016 PACMI Group Shot (Click to enlarge).


We had, in June of 2016, two wonderful Yamaha Remote Lesson Master Classes with Juilliard Professor of Piano Julian Martin; to get a wonderful view of the process, view this short video created by Samford’s Brad Radice: 2016 Remote Lesson

To see another brief demo of what such a class is like, see:

pianoSonoma Master Class with Anne Marie McDermott

Article in Samford’s June Belltower Publication.

Yamaha/Samford/PACMI Press Release from June 8, 2016, which has been widely and nationally published.

The 2017 Piano & Chamber Music Institute (PACMI) will be June 4-10.

This one-week program affords talented pre-college students an opportunity to further their performance abilities while simultaneously increasing general knowledge of music through music history, music theory, ear training and keyboard literature classes.

Students are assigned a private teacher who teaches each student daily individual lessons. At the close of the Institute, students are featured in a final recital with one chosen solo piece, and for more advanced students, an additional recital will be given featuring their chamber repertoire. Other opportunities abound for student solo, concerto and chamber performances.

Students are encouraged to bring some prepared repertoire for daily performance classes and they are encouraged to also bring new repertoire for study. Students are involved all day with classes, lessons, practice and rehearsal. Each evening, students are involved in concerts and other activities.

Our summer program has completed its sixteenth year, drawing students from five Southern states.

Institute details are emailed to each admitted student. 2017 activities will begin on Sunday, June 4 at 3 p.m., with registration followed by orientation.

Note: two of our long-standing faculty members, son and daughter-in-law (Michael & Jessica Shinn), founded and direct another summer piano – chamber music program in Sonoma County, California. See their website here: pianoSonoma.

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