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Piano Camp 2016

Piano Camp Sessions

June 13-17, ages 7-10 for Beginning to Elementary Level (Register*  by June 1 Note: Updated price is $175) *You must enable cookies on your web browser to register online.

June 20-24, ages 14-18 for Intermediate to Advanced Level (Register* by June 8 Note: Updated price is $250) *You must enable cookies on your web browser to register online.

June 27-July 1, ages 11-13 for Beginning to Intermediate Level (Register* by June 15 Note: Updated price is $250) *You must enable cookies on your web browser to register online.

You are invited to participate in the South Carolina School of the Arts Piano Camp 2016, a unique week of performance, creativity and exploration in music held in June at Anderson University in Anderson, South Carolina. Music faculty and staff lead you in growing artistically as a musician through intensive and rewarding rehearsals, workshops, seminars, and performances.

The piano camp will feature lessons, workshops, musicianship, keyboard technology, and ensemble piano. Don’t miss out on the premier of the South Carolina School of the Arts Piano Camp! You may register online at or contact the South Carolina School of the Arts Administrative Assistant Stacie Turner at or (864) 231-2125.

Class instruction

For ages 7-13, students will be taking part in group piano instruction to learn the basic piano skills common for every level of learning.

Applied Lessons

For ages 11-18, students will be taking individualized lessons to receive more in-depth strategies for improving technique, artistry, and performance skills.

Musicianship Training

All students participate in musicianship training, which includes developing skills in reading and writing music, and understanding how music is put together (music theory).

Piano Ensemble

Experience the joy of making music together with others.  This is a great opportunity to develop listening skills while having fun!

Music Workshops

Music faculty will present workshops with students regarding their own expertise and experiences on becoming a successful musician, and other topics such as keyboard technology, careers in music, life-long enjoyment in music, preparing for auditions, performing under pressure, and musician’s health.

Showcase Concert

Every camp will feature all camp attenders in a piano recital of solo and ensemble works on Friday afternoon that is open to friends, family, and the public at Boulevard Baptist Church to showcase their talents.

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Howard Kim, Camp Director, private lessons, and workshops: B.A. Piano Performance, UCLA; M.M. and D.M.A. Piano Performance and Literature, Eastman School of Music. Concert pianist, collaborative artist, vocal coach, and conductor, Dr. Kim has studied piano under Dorothy Hwang, Antoinette Perry, Aube Tzerko, and Rebecca Penneys, and conducting under Richard Rintoul.  At the R.D. Colburn School of Performing Arts, he was Assistant Conductor of the Colburn Chamber Orchestra and the Orchestra Da Camera.  Dr. Kim has won numerous awards and honors and has performed across the United States. He has been the featured soloist with orchestras, most recently, GAMAC Symphony Orchestra.  He is a veteran of musical theatre and opera for over 20 years, serving as the keyboardist, vocal coach, and/or music director for production companies in New York, Florida, North Carolina, and California.  He was a member of the Mallarmé Chamber Players and served as the keyboardist for the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and the Fayetteville Jazz Orchestra.  Dr. Kim is currently Associate Professor of Music at the South Carolina School of the Arts at Anderson University.

Amy Diffenderfer, Instructor, class piano, private lessons, ensemble piano, and musicianship