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.
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.
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 170 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.
Ksenia Nosikova has recorded for Profil Medien, Albany Records, Centaur Records, and Capstone Records labels. Among her nine critically acclaimed CD recordings are the complete Years of Pilgrimage by Franz Liszt. Her recording of the Italie volume was called a ‘super disc’ and chosen as one of six recommendable recordings, along with recordings of Brendel, Berman, and Bolet by London’s International Piano magazine. Ksenia Nosikova’ s collaboration with an American composer, Lera Auerbach, led to her enthusiastically reviewed release of Flight and Fire (2007) by Profil Medien GmbH. Her latest solo CD recording Schumann and Schumann was released in 2013 on the same label. Ms. Nosikova has been featured on several live radio and television programs, including WQXR in New York City, WFMT in Chicago, WGBH in Boston, KMZT in Los Angeles, and Zagreb TV.
Ksenia Nosikova is a graduate of Moscow Conservatory, where she received her Undergraduate and Masters’ (with highest honors) degrees. She earned her Doctoral degree from the University of Colorado. Presently, Dr. Ksenia Nosikova is a Professor of Piano and Co-Chair of Piano Area at the University of Iowa, where she devotedly teaches an international studio of graduate and undergraduate students. Her students have won prizes at numerous competitions, including Eastman Young Artist International Competition, New York International Competition, Liszt-Garrison International Competition, Hilton Head International Competition, Louisiana International Competition, Ibla Grand Prize, and National MTNA Auditions. They performed as soloists with professional symphony orchestras, including Fort Worth Symphony (TX) and Des Moines Symphony (IA), and were featured on national concert series and radio broadcasts, such as the Dame Myra Hess and Phillips Collection Concert Series, and From the Top radio program. Many of her students obtained college teaching jobs and were accepted to leading undergraduate and graduate music programs, including Curtis, Juilliard, Colburn, Eastman, NEC, and Peabody. Since joining the University of Iowa faculty in 1998, Dr. Nosikova has presented over 250 master classes in the US and abroad. Among her most recent appointments are Honorable Professor of Music at the Wenzhou and Shenyang Normal universities, China, and guest artist faculty of the Amalfi Coast Music Festival, Italy, and the Semper International Music Festival, Italy.
The prize-winner of three international competitions, she often serves on competition jury panels, including Liszt-Garrison International Competition (USA), E-Piano 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.