The Samford University Piano & Chamber Music Institute

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Introduction to the Samford Piano & Chamber Music Institute

Our 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 and chamber music rehearsals. At the close of the Institute, students are featured in a final recital with one chosen solo piece, and most students will perform in our annual exciting chamber music concert. Other opportunities abound for student solo and concerto performances; we typically have 8-9 student, faculty and guest artist concerts during the week.

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

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

Institute details are emailed to each admitted student prior to the event.

YouTube videos of each recital are available and over 800 photos of the weeks activities are also online. Email me to request links (

2018 activities will begin on Sunday, June 3 at 3 p.m., with registration followed by orientation.

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