Young Pianists Camp

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

Young Pianists Camp is back!
August 8-14, 2021

A glorious week for aspiring young pianists

This Icicle Creek Center for the Arts program welcomes young aspiring pianists, ages 12-17 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

Health & Safety

We are following Washington State and CDC guidelines for camps.

  • All campers and staff must do one of the following before arriving at camp: 1) be fully vaccinated, OR 2) quarantine for 72 hours prior to arrival at camp and receive a negative COVID-19 test no more than 72 hours prior to arrival at camp.
  • All campers must wear facial coverings indoors regardless of vaccination status unless eating or sleeping.
    Outdoors: Masks are not required outdoors, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are strongly recommended for unvaccinated individuals when outdoors in crowded places or when in close contact with people.

We continue to monitor and analyze the directives provided by local, national, and world health agencies on a daily basis and are committed to implementing recommendations from the health authorities to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our campers and staff, including frequent cleaning and disinfection of our spaces.

Learn from the pros

Oksana Ejokina

Pianist Oksana 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, Oksana 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 Icicle Creek Center for the Arts for nearly two decades developing and directing classical music programs.

Elizabeth Dorman

Praised by Joshua Kosman of the San Francisco Chronicle for her “crisp, brightly finished” playing and her “elegance and verve,” pianist Elizabeth Dorman received the 2017 Father Merlet Award from Pro Musicis and was a finalist in the 2018 Leipzig International Bach Competition. Dr. Dorman freelances as a soloist and chamber musician and lives in Berkeley, CA. She has appeared at international festivals including Tanglewood, Britt, Sarasota, Aspen, Toronto Summer Music, Icicle Creek, has twice been an Artist-in-Residence at the Banff Centre and her live solo performances have been nationally broadcast on NPR and public radio.