The SMI Piano Camp offers students the opportunity to study music in a stimulating environment under the tutelage of our distinguished piano faculty. This intensive program includes private and group lessons, master classes, ensembles, practice sessions, theory study and solo recital performances. Recitals and presentations by faculty and guests complete the activities. In addition, there are daily opportunities for social fun and recreation.


The piano camp is designed for students from ages 13-18. Conditional acceptance of students 12 years of age may be requested via the camp director. Students should prepare at least one solo piece for the first day of camp. 


Several scholarships are available to help defray the cost of the camp. Please check the “Scholarships” tab on the main Summer Music Institute page to access this information. The Dorothy M. Price scholarship requires an application form.

Master Classes

Daily master classes will be presented.  


Duet Concert: Upon arrival, each camper will be assigned a duet partner to study a four-hand piece. Students will collaborate for three days. This collaboration will culminate in a duet concert.

Recreation Times

A daily recreation time is scheduled for campers to enjoy the facilities at the BGSU Recreation Center, located right next to the music building. 

2018 Guest Artitst


Pianist Ksenia Nosikova, praised as “First rate” (Germany’s Fono Forum), “Full of dramatic intensity” (London’s International Piano), “Subtle and expressive” (France’s Journal L’Alsace)   “Impressive musicianship, musically very poetic” (Boston Globe), and “Refined sensibility and exquisite pianism”   (New York Concert Reviews),   has performed extensively in Europe, Asia, Russia, USA, Canada, and South America. The scope of her concert engagements expands from prestigious professional concert venues, such as Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and Merkin Hall in New York City, Shanghai City Hall in China, City Hall Theatre in Hong Kong, Chetham’s International Piano Series in England, and Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago, to major academic institutions world-wide, including over 150 American universities’ guest artist series. She performed in various music festivals including Amalfi Coast (Italy), Schlern (Italy), Rimini (Italy), Munster (France), Rovin (Yugoslavia), Gabrovo (Bulgaria), and Novi Sad (Serbia), as well as the Aspen and Sarasota Music Festivals in the United States.

The prize-winner of three international competitions, she often serves on competitions jury panels, including Liszt-Garrison International Competition (USA), Los Angeles International Liszt Competition (USA), Ibla Grand Prize (Italy), Schmidbauer International Competition (USA), and MTNA auditions. She is a member of the American Liszt Society’s Board of Directors and one of the founders and the Artistic Director of Piano Sundays at Old Capitol Concert Series (IA).  Ksenia Nosikova is a Steinway Artist.

Early bird discount until May 1!

Resident (includes housing and all meals): $535

Commuter (includes all meals): $410
Costs go up $40 on May 1, 2018.