Young Pianists Camp

A week of lessons and fun for aspiring pianists ages 13-18.

August 6 – 12, 2016

A glorious week for aspiring young pianists

This Icicle Creek Center for the Arts program welcomes young aspiring pianists, ages 13-18 years, for a week long session of individual lessons, practice, masterclasses and workshops, inspiring nature hikes in the spectacular Cascade Mountains, and outings to the Bavarian Village of Leavenworth.

Concerts

August 11, 7:00 PM, Canyon Wren Recital Hall – Faculty Concert: Midsummer Night’s Dream – Music for solo piano and piano four-hands by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Liszt and more with pianists Daniel Anastasio and Oksana Ezhokina  – BUY TICKETS

August 12, 1:00 PM, Canyon Wren Recital Hall – Young Pianists Camp Final Concert –  Featuring the camp students! – Free admission

 

Piano Camp is open to intermediate and advanced pianists who have had at least five years of private lessons and have studied and performed standard repertoire of equal or greater difficulty to:

Bach, Inventions
Movements of Classical sonatas of Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven
Chopin, Preludes, Waltzes or Nocturnes

2016 Faculty
Dr. Oksana Ezhokina and Elizabeth Dorman

8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 – 11:00 Lessons/Individual Practice
11:00 – 12:00 Free Time/Activities with Counselors
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 Group Sessions/Masterclasses
3:30 – 5:30 Lessons//Individual Practice
6:00 – 7:00 Dinner
7:00 – 9:00 Organized Group Activities/Games

Overnight Camp: $950 (Includes tuition, housing, and all meals)

Day Camp: $550 (includes tuition and lunches)

$50 deposit is required for registration

A number of need-based scholarships will be given out to deserving students. Please indicate your interest in financial aid on the registration form and also complete the online scholarship application. You need to register even if your participation in camp is contingent on receiving a scholarship.

$50 deposit is required for registration

  • $50 non-refundable deposit. If you cancel more than 30 days before the session start date, then you will receive all money paid except the $50
  • 8 to 30 days before start of session, 50% refund
  • 7 days before start of session, no refund

Learn from the pros

Oksana Ezhokina

Russian-born pianist Oksana Ezhokina appears frequently as guest recitalist and chamber musician on concert series across the United States and abroad. She has soloed with the Seattle Symphony, St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic and Tacoma Symphony and played in venues such as the Phillips Collection in Washington DC, Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Davies Orchestra Hall in San Francisco, and Klassik Keyifler Festival in Turkey. She has been featured on live radio broadcasts on such stations as WFMT-Chicago, KUOW and KING FM in Seattle, Maine Public Radio, and NPR’s Performance Today. Oksana is the pianist of the Volta Piano Trio, whose recordings received accolades in multiple international music magazines, such as The Strad, Gramophone and American Record Guide.
A sought-after teacher, Ezhokina is Chair of Piano Studies and Assistant Professor of Music at Pacific Lutheran University. She has been associated with the Icicle Creek Center for the Arts for nearly fifteen years serving as Artistic Director of several flagship classical music programs.

Daniel AnastasioDaniel Anastasio

An active soloist, chamber musician, and teacher in New York City, Daniel Anastasio is a multi-faceted artist whose “technical prowess and emotional sensitivity” is imbued with an intellectual curiosity (Rivard Report). A finalist in the Cornell University and Juilliard concerto competitions and winner of the Mid-Texas Symphony concerto competition, Mr. Anastasio was invited to perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no. 3 under Leon Fleisher, a performance described as “the highlight to everyone’s ears, if the full-house standing ovation were any indication” (ECM reviews).  At Juilliard during his Master’s degree, Mr. Anastasio was a finalist in the Juilliard Concerto Competition, and a winner of the Mieczyslaw Munz Scholarship. At Cornell University, he was a two-time winner of the Adelson Prize for Outstanding Work in Instrumental Performance. As a chamber musician, Mr. Anastasio has recently performed at Cornell University’s Mayfest, the Yellow Barn Music Festival, Tanglewood Music Century, Music Academy of the West, and Kneisel Hall Chamber Festival.  Mr. Anastasio is finishing his Doctorate of Musical Arts at Stony Brook University, where he studies with Gilbert Kalish and Christina Dahl.

jody gravesJody Graves

Jody Graves maintains an exciting, diverse and active performing career, and is recognized nationally as a distinguished artist and teacher of piano. Her recital engagements as a soloist and collaborative pianist take her across the United States and abroad. She has performed concerts in Austria, Norway, France, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, Japan, and has toured in the Persian Gulf serving as a Cultural Ambassador for the U.S. State Department. The Middle East Tour, with the Sapphire Trio, included concerts in Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. She holds a Doctorate Degree in Piano Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York and her Masters degree from Catholic University in Washington D.C. Dr. Graves is currently Associate Professor of Piano at Eastern Washington University, in Cheney, WA and was recently awarded the Fosseen-Kusaka Distinguished International Exchange Scholar Award which took her to Japan as a solo artist and master class clinician in 2014.