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

Emely Phelps

Pianist Emely Phelps enjoys a multifaceted career as a chamber musician, soloist, and teacher. Currently a doctoral candidate at Stony Brook University, where she studies with Christina Dahl, Emely has performed throughout the United States and Canada – including recent solo recitals in New York and Boston – and has appeared as a concerto soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra and the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic. A devoted teacher, Emely maintains a private piano studio on Long Island and also serves as the head piano teaching assistant at Stony Brook, teaching for and managing the undergraduate piano program at the school. From 2008-2016, Emely was the pianist of Trio Cleonice, with whom she performed in more than 15 states, toured Europe, and won second prize at the Schoenfeld International String Competition. The group also served as the Graduate Piano Trio-in-Residence at New England Conservatory from 2011-2014, during which time Emely studied with Vivian Weilerstein, receiving a Graduate Diploma in chamber music. Emely also holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Juilliard, where she was a student of Julian Martin. She has twice participated in Icicle Creek’s Winter Piano Festival and will be returning to Yellow Barn for the fifth time this summer. In previous summers, Emely has served on the faculty of the Yellow Barn Young Artists Program, and as associate faculty and festival productions manager at Icicle Creek’s Chamber Music Institute.