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UW-Whitewater Piano Camp

We are working on seeing if this event can be offered Summer 2021.  Due to the pandemic we are looking at our options and will post once we have a solid plan.  Check back soon for MORE details!


For over 30 years, UW-Whitewater Piano Camp has offered young pianists to sharpen their skills and broaden their musical understanding in an intensive 6-day program. Students will have the opportunity to take daily private lessons and music theory classes. The program includes faculty and guest artist concerts and master clases. This camp is available to campers entering grades 6-12 in Fall 2021, including graduating seniors.

Date: Sunday, July 11 - Friday, July 16, 2021

Limited to the first 50 registrants.

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Register Online Closed

Registrations accepted online until noon on 7/7/21. We do accept walk up registrations at event check-in, if space is available. Walk-up registration will be available to download here after the online registration closes.

Resident Camper: TBA (2019=$500)

Resident campers will be housed in one of the residence halls located on the UW-Whitewater campus. The residence hall has a secured entrance and the campers are monitored by the residence hall directors, assistants, and by our own camp counseling staff. Roommate requests made by online registration closing date will be honored when possible; otherwise campers are paired by age and gender. Developing new friends is encouraged. Rooms are double occupancy only. Please note that our residence halls are not air conditioned. We strongly advise campers to bring a fan if possible. The bathrooms and showers offer clean, individual stalls for privacy. Resident campers will have three well-balanced meals each full day. Meals are included in the registration fee.

Fees Include

The fee covers lodging, meals, instruction, a camp t-shirt* and insurance.  There will be a banquet, recitals, and activities such as tennis, swimming and volleyball.

*T-shirts are guaranteed if registered by 6/28/21.

Refunds

All registrant accounts must be paid in full three weeks (21 days) prior to the start of the event.  Registrants with outstanding balances after payment is due in full are subject to being removed from the event roster without refund. Please contact Continuing Education Services at cesevents@uww.edu prior to this deadline if extenuating circumstances prevent you from completing a payment.

In the event of a cancellation, Continuing Education Services should be notified no later than 21 days before the start date of the event session in order to receive a refund, less the $100 non-refundable deposit. Cancellation requests received less than 21 days from the start of the event will receive a refund minus a 50% late cancellation fee of event cost. Cancellations due to medical reasons will receive a full refund, less the $100 non-refundable deposit, if the cancellation is requested and medical documentation is provided prior to the start of the event. Valid medical cancellations must include a signed letter from a licensed physician to qualify. NO REFUNDS will be given for withdrawal due to early departures, disciplinary reasons or no show after the event has started.

All cancellation requests must be submitted to cesevents@uww.edu; provide registrant's name, event title and medical documentation, if applicable. Refunds will be returned to name and address of payer.

We reserve the right to cancel any event due to low enrollment; in such a case, all fees paid will be refunded or the registrant can choose to apply fees to a different summer event.

Scholarships

Students often receive scholarships from such local sources as music-parent and piano-teachers' organizations. Ask your teacher about scholarship opportunities in your area.

Received an Award, Sponsorship or Discount?

For those participants who will be receiving a sponsorship to attend this event: Register and use the promo code your sponsor gave you. The sponsorship will be deducted from your invoice.  Any remaining balance remains the participant's responsibility. Any cancellations will result in the sponsorship funds being returned to the supporting organization.

Any qualifying discounts given by the event will not be applied after you have paid in full. Be sure to use the promo code during check out to receive your discount. You will be charged if you do not qualify for requested discount at the start of event.

A processing fee will be assessed if a refund is issued due to overpayment on your account.

Questions, received an award/scholarship without a promo code or want to use two promo codes? Please call Continuing Education Services at 262-472-3165 or email cesevents@uww.edu before registering to avoid overpayment fees.

Want to Sponsor a Registrant?

You can sponsor a registrant and cover all or partial fees. We have received requests in the past from schools, companies, organizations, friends and family members that would like to send their chosen registrant to a specific event. If you would like to sponsor a registrant, you can request a promo code that you may give to your chosen registrant. Click here for more details.

Confirmation Emails

Once you register a confirmation email will be sent to your email account. Contact cesevents@uww.edu if you do not receive this confirmation email. Historically email accounts used from centurytel.net and wi.rr.com are blocked from receiving notifications from us or may end up in your spam folder. You are able to register using these accounts; however, you will not receive emails from us. Please make sure you have a working email address on file with us to be able to receive important announcements and updates about this event.

Info Packet

Pre camp information will be available on this website three weeks prior to the start of camp. Pre camp information includes medication requirements (complete only if taking meds at this event), parking details, check-in and out times with locations, confirmed daily schedule, mailing address for camper mail, what to bring and other important information you will need to know before attending camp. If any medical information changes, it is your responsibility to notify Continuing Education Services at cesevent@uww.edu.

Info Packet Available 3 weeks prior to event

Check in and Orientation

Campers must check in at the location mentioned in the Info Packet. Parents/guardians are invited to visit with staff members and ask any last minute questions. Please note that there are no structured activities during the check-in period, but residential staff will be in the residence hall to help campers get settled in their rooms and encourage campers to begin getting to know one another in an informal setting. 

Arrival/Departure Outside the Event Scheduled Time

If your schedule results in you arriving after the designated check-in or before check-out time, please indicate in your registration the time you will arrive/depart in the “Special Need/Comments” field or email cesevents@uww.edu, if changes happened after you registered. On the day of arrival to campus, check the schedule in the Info Packet to see where the group will be at the time of your arrival. Please call the staff number listed in the Info Packet if you have any questions the day you arrive. If there are questions prior to camp, please contact cesevents@uww.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

We receive many questions from registrants and guardians.  Click here to review our frequently asked questions about summer camps.

Music

Be sure that you bring all of the SOLO MUSIC you wish to study during the week. Expect to perform a solo work; memorization is preferable but not necessary. Any works in progress may be covered at lessons during the week as well. Duets will also be performed, with the music. A staff paper notebook will be handy to bring to daily theory classes, any spiral bound or loose sheets will be fine. If you own a metronome, please bring it along with your name clearly labeled.

Supporting Documents

Send one supporting document, if you have not attended our camp before.  Supporting document needs to be emailed to cesevents@uww.edu. Supporting documents accepted will be 1st rating in a WSMA Class A district piano contest (or comparable event), a recorded audition of two or three pieces or a letter of recommendation from your private piano teacher.

Risk Assessment Form

Please bring Risk Agreement Form that is needed for field trips off campus. This form is required by the Risk Management and Safety office. You can download the form here.

Driving Directions

Directions to the campus can be found online by clicking here. A campus map can be found here. Campus building addresses can be found here.

Parking

Parking details will be available in the Info Packet.  Notice: All campus parking lots require a parking permit.  Failure to follow parking regulations will result in a fine.  More information is available on the Visitor Center website.

Terms & Conditions

By registering for an event, you agree to our Registration Terms and Conditions. UW-Whitewater will hold all registrants responsible for their conduct.  Serious misconduct or disruption will lead to immediate dismissal from event.  Registrants dismissed from the event will not receive a refund.  Please review the Terms and Conditions for more details.

Be aware that we recommend that all portable electronic devices be left at home, but ultimately it is your decision. We know that parents and children value the ability to be able to call each other at a moment's notice.  For that reason, we do not prohibit cell phones at camp, but ask that cell phone use does not interfere with the event and other participants.  Parents are responsible for setting clear guidelines for cell use with their child.  We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Focus of Instruction

  • Private Lesson
  • Ensemble Music
  • Music Theory
  • Group Lessons
  • Scheduled Practicing
  • Master Class
  • Dalcroze Rhythm Session
  • Yoga Exercise

Typical Day One Schedule

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Check In 
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Faculty Recital
4:00 - 4:30 p.m. Staff Introductions
4:30 - 5:00 p.m. Tour of Campus
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Pizza Party
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. 4-hands music placement audition
9:00 -10:00 p.m. Meeting with residance assistant
10:00 p.m. All students in residence hall

*All times are subject to change.

Typical Day Two - Five Schedule

8:00 - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
8:45 - 9:00 a.m. Lunch sign up
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Theory I or Lessons
10:00  - 11:00 p.m. Theory II or Lessons
11:00 - Noon Theory III or Lessons
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch off campus
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Seminar
2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Classes/Practice or Lessons
5:20 - 6:30 p.m. Dinner
6:45 - 8:45 p.m. Recitals
9:00- 10:00 p.m. Free Time (swimming, movies, games or individual practice time)
10:10 p.m. All students in residence hall

*All times are subject to change.

Typical Final Day Schedule

8:00 - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
8:45 a.m. Lunch sign up
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Theory I or Lessons
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Theory II or Lessons
11:00 a.m. - Noon Theory III or Lessons
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch off campus
1:00 - 4:00 a.m. Student Recital
4:00 - 4:30 p.m. Check out of residence halls

*All times are subject to change.


Staff

MyungHee Chung, Director

MyungHee Chung

MyungHee Chung was born in Korea and began piano when she was four. Four years later, she debuted with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra with a Mozart Piano Concerto.

Dr. Chung holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School and Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Manhattan School of Music. She has been the recipient of numerous awards, including first prize at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Young Performer's Competition and the William Kapell International Piano Competition. Her playing has been described as "clean, strong…marked by a bell-like quality that never disappeared even under the severest pressure." Since then, she has performed throughout North America with orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, as well as in Europe and Asia. Public radio has also broadcasted her performances.

MyungHee Chung has also been an active chamber musician—not only as part of the Seraphin Piano Trio, but also as a collaborator with many artists such as David Kim, David Taylor, and Alison Balsom. She performs regularly as a member of UW-Whitewater Piano Trio and with other faculty. More recent performances include concerts in Wisconsin and England, as well as the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois and recording all 24 Debussy Preludes.

MyungHee Chung has taught at the Missouri Southern State University in Joplin and the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. In August 1995, she joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where she is a full Professor and Keyboard coordinator. She has judged many competitions including Missouri Southern International competition and has given master classes in universities in the US and Korea.


Karen Boe

Karen Boe

Karen Boe, a Minnesota native, was a Willim Petschek scholarship student and teaching fellow in piano at the Juilliard School, where she received her Master and Bachelor of Music degrees. While completing her doctoral degree at University of Wisconsin-Madison under Howard Karp, she also served as a member of the piano faculty. Previous teachers include William Masselos, Leonard Shure, Sophia Rosoff, and Aube Tzerko. Ms. Boe has performed extensively, including solo and collaborative concerts in Alice Tully Hall, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Juilliard Theatre in New York, the Villa Terrace Museum in Milwaukee, guest recitals at Northwestern University, Luther College, Illinois Wesleyan College, and Oberlin College, and numerous concerts in Spain and France.


Daniel Lyons

Daniel Lyons

Holding piano performance degrees from DePaul University and a doctoral performance degree from UW-Madison, Daniel Lyons has performed in solo, chamber and concerto performances throughout the Midwest. His teachers include Dmitry Paperno, Howard Karp and Mary Sauer. While completing his doctoral program, he researched and performed piano compositions of Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin. He was also the founder of Madison Academy of Music, a private music studio in Madison that provides private instrumental instruction along with one of the country’s largest and most successful Kindermusik programs. In addition to maintaining a private teaching studio, he serves on the faculty of the UW-Whitewater Summer Piano Clinic and continues to perform as a soloist and accompanist. He lives in Madison with his wife, Monica, and three children, Kenny, Tatiana and Alexander.


Benjamin Whitcomb

Benjamin Whitcomb

Benjamin Whitcomb, cellist and music theorist, has earned a national reputation as a performer and teacher of music. An active recitalist and chamber musician, he performs more than thirty concerts a year. He appears regularly on the "Sunday Afternoon Live from the Chazen" concert series broadcast live on Wisconsin Public Radio. He collaborates with pianist Vincent de Vries in frequent recitals around the country and overseas, and he is a member of the Ancora String Quartet and the UW-Whitewater Piano Trio. He performs concertos with local orchestras, and he has also been a member of several orchestras in Texas and Wisconsin, including serving as Associate Principal Cello of the Madison Symphony and the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. He has produced several CDs of his recordings, including his release of solo cello works by Bach and Gabrielli on the MSR Classics label.

Dr. Whitcomb is a frequent guest clinician and performer at high schools and summer camps, including the National String Workshop, and universities throughout the country. His book, The Advancing Cellist’s Handbook, has received rave reviews from the journals of ASTA and AUSTA. He is a contributing author to Sharpen Your String Technique and Teaching Music through Performance in Orchestra. He has published several articles on cello and on music theory, and has presented papers numerous national and international conferences as well. He is also a reviewer for the American String Teacher journal. He is past president of the Wisconsin Chapter of the American String Teachers’ Association, and currently serves as Secretary for the organization as a whole. Dr. Whitcomb served as chair of the instrumental faculty at the La Musica Lirica music festival in Nova Feltria, Italy, from 2004 to 2006.

Dr. Whitcomb is Associate Professor of Cello and Music Theory at the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater, where he has received recognition for his teaching, research, and service. Also at UW-Whitewater, he initiated and continues to coordinate the Theory/History Colloquium speaker series, the Musical Mosaics Faculty Concert Series, the Chancellor’s Quartet program, and the Summer String Camp. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and Oklahoma State University, and he has studied with Phyllis Young, George Neikrug, and Evan Tonsing.

Personal website: www.benjaminwhitcomb.com


Insurance

Registrants are encouraged to have their own health insurance as accident insurance provided by the University is limited. Each registrant will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $10,000. Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for accidents only. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.

Special Notice

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.

If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.

By registering for this event you understand that the University may take photographs and or videos of event participants and activities. You will be required to agree at the time of registration that the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater shall be the owner of and may use such photographs and or videos relating to the promotion of future events.  You will relinquish all rights that you may claim in relation to use of said photographs and/or videos.  Any media shared with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on social media or use of its hashtags grants the University use to media for any purpose.