Young Pianists Camp

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

August 11 – 17, 2019

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.

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

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: $975 (Includes tuition, housing, and all meals)

Day Camp: $575 (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

Oxana Ejokina

Pianist Oxana Ejokina appears frequently as guest recitalist and chamber musician on concert series across the United States and abroad. She has performed with the Seattle Symphony, St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic, Symphony Tacoma, Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra, 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. Two of her long-term collaborations are with pianist Christina Dahl and Volta Piano Trio, whose recordings for the Con Brio label received accolades in international music magazines, such as The Strad, Gramophone and American Record Guide. A sought-after teacher, Oxana is Chair of Piano Studies and Associate Professor of Music at Pacific Lutheran University, where she teaches piano and academic courses in Piano Literature and Piano Pedagogy. A passionate music education advocate, 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 including the International Chamber Music Festival/Institute, Winter Piano Festival and Young Pianists Camp.

Lark Powers

In demand as a solo and collaborative artist as well as an adjudicator and presenter, Dr. Lark Powers has performed at such venues as Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, the 92nd Street Y in New York City and at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Internationally she has been heard in Europe, Mexico and Canada, including performances at the International Festival of Spanish Keyboard Music in Spain, the Simón Bolívar Amphitheater in Mexico City, and the Bibliothèque de Dinan in France. In addition to numerous collaborations with ensembles, she appears in frequent two-piano concerts as part of the duo she forms with pianist Ricardo de la Torre. A Nationally Certified Teacher of Music with two decades of experience instructing piano to students of all ages and levels, Dr. Lark Powers loves bringing her enthusiasm to the piano. Lark received a DMA in piano performance from the University of Colorado Boulder, and holds three Master’s degrees and a graduate performance diploma in piano from the Peabody Institute. Her undergraduate studies occurred at the University of the Pacific, after which she attended the Conservatoire National de Région de Paris.