UW-Whitewater Piano Camp

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 lessions 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 2018, including graduating seniors.

Date: July 8 - 13, 2018

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Registrations accepted online until noon on 7/5/18. We do accept walk up registrations at event check-in, if space is available.

Resident Camper: $480

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 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.

Commuter Camper: $380

Commuters are campers who elect not to stay overnight in the residence halls. Commuters do not eat breakfast on campus but will be provided with lunch and dinner. Commuters will be able to go to the residence halls between sessions with teammates or friends if they choose.

Fees Include

The resident camp fee covers lodging, meals, instruction, a camp t-shirt and insurance. The commuter fee includes noon and evening meals, instruction, a camp t-shirt and insurance.

There will be a banquet, recitals, and activities such as tennis, swimming and volleyball.

Meal Arrangements

Meals will be served in a University dining center. There will be a welcoming picnic on Sunday evening and a final banquet on Thursday evening.

Refunds

Early cancellations due to medical reasons will receive a full refund minus $25 cancellation fee if the cancellation is requested 7 days prior to the camp. Medical documentation must be provided and received before the start of camp to qualify.  All other cancellations, including those with medical documentation received after the start of camp, will receive payment back minus $50.  NO REFUNDS will be given for no shows or campers sent home for disciplinary reasons.  All cancellation requests must be submitted to cesevents@uww.edu; provide registrant's name, camp and medical documentation, if applicable.  Refunds will be returned to name and address of payer.

Pre-camp information will be available on this website three weeks prior to the start of camp. Pre-camp information includes check-in and out times with locations, daily schedule, what to bring and other important information you will need to know before attending camp.

Info Packet Available Soon

Supporting Document

Apply online and send in one (1) supporting document, if you have not attended our camp before. Supporting document need to be email to cesevents@uww.edu at the time of registration. 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
  • A letter of recommendation from your private piano teacher

Health Forms

Each camper must complete the healthEcamper online form 5 days prior to arrival for each camp they attend; no camper will be allowed to participate without completing the form. You can complete the healthEcamper online form after registering.  Use the email address provided to register for this camp as your user name on the healthEcamper website to avoid receiving emails from us indicating you have not completed this health form.

Click to complete online health form once registered.

Summer Camp Rules

UW-Whitewater will hold all campers responsible for their conduct. Serious misconduct or disruption will lead to immediate dismissal from camp. Campers dismissed from the camp will not receive a refund. Review Summer Camp Rules for more details.

Driving Directions

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

Parking

Parking permits are required to park on campus. You may park for free at the location and time of check-in and check-out. All other locations and times you will need to have a parking permit to avoid a ticket. Campers driving themselves and keeping their car on campus must pick up a parking permit from camp director at the initial camp meeting.

Registration Terms & Conditions

By registering for an event, you agree to our Registration Terms and Conditions. Please review the Registration Terms and Conditions for more details.

Be aware that we advise you to leave all non-essential, portable electronic devices at home (iPod, iTouch, cell phones, etc), but ultimately it is your decision. We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items and we do not have open Wi-Fi for electronic devices.

Focus of Instruction

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

Scholarships

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

Camp Staff

MyungHee Chung, Camp Director

chungm@uww.edu 

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. Myung Hee 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. Myung Hee 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 at universities in the US and Korea.

Karen Boe

Karen Boe was a William 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 the University of Wisconsin-Madison under Howard Karp, she also served as a member of the piano faculty. Her previous teachers include William Masselos, Leonard Shure, Sophia Rosoff and Aube Tzerko. Ms. Boe has performed extensively, with concert performances in Alice Tully Hall 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. She joined the piano faculty of UW-Whitewater in 2003.

Daniel Lyons

Daniel Lyons holds a Doctoral degree in Piano Performance from UW-Madison and a Masters and Bachelor degree in Piano Performance from DePaul University. His teachers include Dmitry Paperno, Howard Karp and Mary Sauer. He has performed in recitals throughout the Midwest and has appeared as a soloist with the Chicago Chamber Orchestra, the DePaul Symphony Orchestra, and the UW-Madison Symphony Orchestra. While pursuing his doctoral degree, he also founded and established the Madison Academy of Music, location of one of the most successful Kindermusik programs in the country. He currently lives in Madison with his wife, Monica, and his children, Kenny, Tatiana and Alexander.

Benjamin Whitcomb

Benjamin Whitcomb is a Professor of Cello and Music Theory at the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater, where he has received awards for his teaching, research, and service. An active recitalist and chamber musician, he performs more than thirty concerts a year around the country and overseas. He is a member of the Ancora String Quartet and the UW-Whitewater Piano Trio. Dr. Whitcomb is a frequent guest clinician and performer at universities and conferences throughout the country and abroad. His book, The Advancing Cellist’s Handbook, has received rave reviews from Strings magazine plus the journals of ASTA and AUSTA. Companion books for the other bowed string instruments were published in 2013. He is a contributing author to Sharpen Your String Technique and Teaching Music through Performance in Orchestra. He has published numerous articles on cello and on music theory, and has presented many papers at national and international conferences as well. He is also a reviewer for the American String Teacher journal, and has served as Secretary of ASTA.

At UW-Whitewater, Whitcomb 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. 

Insurance

Each camper will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $7,500 and $300 maximum dental insurance. 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.

egistering 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.