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 2019, including graduating seniors.

Date: July 7 - 12, 2019

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Registrations accepted online until noon on 7/3/19. We do accept walk up registrations at event check-in, if space is available.

Resident Camper: $490

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: $390

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.

*T-shirts are guaranteed if registered by 6/26/19.

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

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.

Pre-camp information will be available on this website three weeks prior to the start of camp. Pre-camp information includes health form, check-in and out times with locations, confirmed daily schedule, what to bring and other important information you will need to know before attending camp. Each camper must complete the healthEcamper online form at least 24 hours prior to arrival for each camp they attend; no camper will be allowed to participate without completing the form. 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.

Info Packet Available 3 weeks prior to event.

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.

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 on all vehicles parked on campus at all times, with the exception of the location of the time of check-in/check-out and 5 p.m. Fridays to 11:00 p.m. Sundays.  Registrants driving themselves and keeping their car on campus must pick up a parking permit from director at the initial event meeting.  More information on parking is on the Visitor Center website.

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 recommend that all portable electronic devices be left at home (iPod, Fitbit, 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 receive scholarships from such local sources as music-parent and piano-teachers' organizations. Ask your teacher about scholarship opportunities in your area.


Staff

MyungHee Chung, Director

MyungHee Chung

MyungHee Chung 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. She has also been an active chamber musician. She performs regularly as a member of UW-Whitewater Piano Trio and with other faculty. Since August 1995, she has been a part of the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where she is a full Professor and Keyboard coordinator.


Karen Boe

Karen Boe

Karen 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

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. 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 has published numerous articles on cello and on music theory, and has presented many papers at national and international conferences as well. 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

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.

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.