Required Proficiency Levels

Piano students must have completed the following repertoire or music of similar difficulty prior to attending camp:

High School - Sessions I & II

Bach, Inventions or French Suites Mendelssohn, Songs Without Words Bartok, Mikrokosmos Vol. No. 4 Classical Sonata Movements

Intermediate Sessions III & IV

Bach, Selections from the Anna Magdalena Notebook Bartok, Music for Children Schumann, Album for the Young Clementi, Sonatinas

Enrollment is limited to 46 piano students per session.

Blue Lake’s Piano Program is designed to guide each student to musical achievement with an enriching learning environment. Every student will receive a 30-minute private lesson each day (ten in all) during the session. Students will also be scheduled for two hours of supervised practice daily. Students also receive daily instruction in keyboard ensemble and music theory, and meet for seminars on a variety of topics that may include piano history, literature, practice and performance skills, and faculty performances.

Students can complete their instructional day by choosing a Minor, allowing them to experience another area of arts interest while at camp. See minors for a complete listing of courses. Students also have the opportunity to hear various performances presented as a part of Blue Lake’s Summer Arts Festival, as well as participate in recreational activities and other camp events.

Many students are given performance opportunities throughout the session in piano seminars, master classes, and studio recitals. The final Sunday presentation will include all students in brief solo and keyboard ensemble performances. Although students should bring repertoire on which they are currently working, teachers will assign new material to be learned, memorized, and performed while at camp.

Ludolph Arens Piano Scholarships
Blue Lake will award the Ludolph Arens Piano Scholarships for piano majors who qualify by competitive audition. Significant scholarship aid toward camp tuition is available for those who qualify. Deadline is March 1st. Please call 800-221- 3796 or open Arens Piano Scholarship for detailed audition requirements.

High School
Grades 9 – 12 next school year, please note required proficiency levels

Session I: July 1 - July 12, 2015*
Session II: July 15 - 26, 2015


Grades 7-9 next school year, please note required proficiency levels

Session III: July 29 - August 9, 2015
Session IV: August 12 - 23, 2015


*Go to Camper Solo Competition for more information on how you can participate in Blue Lake's Student Solo Competition!