Take your piano-playing skills to the next level! From beginners to advanced pianists, you will learn more at this camp than you ever thought possible. This camp includes the opportunity for students to play on state of the art digital pianos graciously loaned to the Shell Lake Arts Center by Schmitt Music. Campers will receive individualized and group instruction daily, with a focus on both solo and ensemble performance. Each student receives a private lesson daily . In addition, students will participate in a studio class where they will perform and provide critique for each other.
July 9 @ 2:00 pm - July 14 @ 7:00 pm
For students completing grades 6-12; Adult Registration as commuter only and with instructor consent.
Friday July 14 - 3pm at the Erika Quam Memorial Theatre
Students will focus on improving their technique, dexterity, musicianship sight-reading, accompaniment, effective practice methods, keyboard theory and piano literature. Students at this camp will also have the opportunity to participate in elective classes such as Polka Band, Bucket Drums, and Improvisation. All students will also be part of a graded music theory/aural skills course aimed at improving their understanding of what makes up music. All campers will perform on the final concert in the Erika Quam Memorial Theatre.
Screening Placement- All students should bring a list of the music that they have performed during the past year. They should be prepared to play a selection that is no longer than 5 minutes. If students have begun their study of scales, they should be prepared to play a 2 to 3 octave major scale in both parallel and contrary motion. This part of the screening is optional.
Students should bring a selection that they would like to begin learning while at camp. All students should bring headphones with a 1/4 adapter to plug into the Digital Pianos.
7:15 Wake Up
9:00 Technique class (Scales, Arpeggios, Hanon, Sight Reading)
10:00 Music Theory
11:00 Individual Practice/Private Lessons
1:00 Studio Class
2:00 Elective Class
3:00 Ensemble Practice/Private Lesson (each participant receives a private lesson during the course of the week)
4:00 Free Time
7:00 Evening Concerts/Camp Activities
10:30 Lights Out
Ivan Konev was born in Ukraine and educated in Moscow where he studied at the Gnessin’s Academy and Music College affiliated with the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Upon his graduation Ivan came to study piano and Liberal Arts at Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota. In 2010 Ivan finished his Doctoral degree in Piano performance from the University of Minnesota School of Music.As a soloist, Mr. Konev has won prizes in a number of international and regional piano competitions, including the Andorra International Piano Competition, Corpus Christi International Piano Competition, Iowa International Piano Competition, Schubert Club Scholarship Competition, University of Minnesota…Learn More
Questions? Feel free to contact us for any additional information.
Accommodations ~ Lodges are available for the duration of the camp session. They are supervised by a professional counseling staff on duty 24 hours each day and meals are prepared under the supervision of a state-approved dietitian.
Commuter students are expected to remain at camp until the day's activities are completed (Typically 9:am-8pm).
Registrations ~ Online registrations are accepted until the camp is full. Students may be placed on a waiting list if desired. A camp registration form is sent after payment is received. All cancellations must be made in writing and received 3 weeks in advance of the start of camp for a full refund. A $75.00 fee will be deducted from your refund. Refunds less than three weeks before camp will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
Residential Tuition~Our student tuition is $725 per student and includes instructional fees, room and board and a camp t shirt which will be worn at the final performance. Please refer to the registration materials found on our registration site at Ultracamp for complete details. A $100 down payment is due at the time of registration. The remaining balance can be paid at the time of registration or in equal monthly installments. All Tuition must be paid before arrival at camp.
Commuter Tuition~This option is for campers that want to attend our camps but not stay in our dorms, The $400 tuition covers instructional fees, a camp T-Shirt which will be worn at the final performance, meals, and evening activities. Commuters arrive for their first class by 9AM, and can be picked up any time after evening activities conclude (usually around 8pm).
Scholarships ~Each year, the Arts Center raises funds for the scholarship program. If you are interested in applying for an Arts Center scholarship, please visit our website
Check-in/Check-out~Check in begins at 2pm on Sunday of the week your camp begins. All medical, dietary, and consent forms must be completed in UltraCamp before arriving at camp. Additional information will be emailed to you approximately 4 weeks before camp begins.
Additional Information ~ To request disability accommodations, or other special requests, please contact the Arts Center at least two weeks in advance of camp. More information about camp and all of the opportunities available at the Shell Lake Arts Center can be found on our website.
Participants are admitted without regard to race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. The Shell Lake Arts Center is an inclusive organization, and we accept all artists and musicians.