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      By popular demand, this unique workshop is back in an extended two-week format!

      Whether to accompany your fellow instrumentalists and singers or playing for choirs, ballet classes or even to replace the entire orchestra during opera rehearsals, pianists are in demand in many fields, which requires a great deal of versatility.

      This workshop is designed to equip you for the various situations that collaborative pianists face. Here are some of the topics that will be covered during the workshop:

      • Orchestral reduction
      • Improvisation
      • Ornamentation
      • Diction
      • Figured Bass and Recitative
      • Sight-reading
      • Play and sing simultaneously

      You will also have the chance to impersonate a singer by interpreting a piece of your choice accompanied by one of your colleagues from the workshop. To enhance the experience, a singing lesson will be offered to you by one of our voice faculty!

      Renowned pianists and vocal coaches Liz Upchurch and Francis Perron will be teaching together, thus providing participants with their combined knowledge.

      The workshop includes private and group lessons.

      It is an excellent opportunity to meet with colleagues in a spirit of mutual aid and community.

      2021 Academy – Details


    Fee for the full length of the workshop

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    Application form 



    February 4, 2021
    You will automatically be considered for a scholarship if you apply before this date and if all of the audition material has been received.

    April 1, 2021
    Acceptances according to availability.

    Audition Material

    Fees include:

    – tuition fees;
    – access, throughout the summer, to online lectures on various aspects of a musician’s career. These online lectures will be given by teachers and professionals from other backgrounds (such as music, finance, psychology, fitness, etc.);

    Learn more about the cancellation policy