Art of the Piano

June 18 – July 1, 2012

Over 70 hours of classes with the world’s most sought-after teachers

Limited to 24 students, the Art of the Piano is the place to perfect your competition and recital repertoire.  Perform in three, 45-minute masterclasses with some of the world’s most sought-after teachers and artists, and enjoy Ann Schein, Tamas Vasary & Awadagin Pratt, Robert Weirich and Wonmi Kim in recital.  In addition to the masterclasses, you will perform in one of four student recitals (all of your performances will be available on DVD).  You also will have the rare opportunity to receive advice and share in the stories and anecdotes of our guest faculty during our popular roundtable lunches and discussions.

Do you need help maximizing your performance potential on stage? Paul Alexander, Offensive Line Coach of the Cincinnati Bengals, and author of Perform, will be with us to give an engaging and illuminating presentation.  His talks, which have been presented to artist managers around the country, illustrate the similarities in process and execution between musicians and athletes.  After all is it Leon Fleisher who proclaims us the ” athletes of the little muscles.”  Alexander’s presence during the first week will allow you to try the ideas and concepts during the second.

In all, over 70 hours of classes, over 10 hours of recitals; endless hours of illumination and wonderment.

The program’s esteemed faculty includes:

Awadagin Pratt, Artistic Director

Michael Chertock

Frederic Chiu

Wonmi Kim

Myong-Joo Lee

Ann Schein

Nelita True

Tamas Vasary

Robert Weirich

Faculty and aspects of the workshop are subject to change.

All classes will be in the beautiful Robert J. Werner Recital Hall at CCM, and pianists will have their choice of two-year old Hamburg or New York Steinways.

For more information, click here or contact Awadagin Pratt or Sara Danner Dukic (CCM Summer Programs).


The application deadline is May 1.

In addition to your online application, we need the following materials:

  • Resume
  • Audio Audition
  • $65 Application Fee
  • Your CCM audition can be used as an audition for the program.

Links to audition materials via YouTube, Vimeo, or YouSendIt are preferred, though you may also send a CD or DVD.

Please submit two works of contrasting styles for your audition.

Email your resume as a PDF attachment and/or your audition links to Sara Danner Dukic

The application fee must paid by check or wire transfer to University of Cincinnati (for a wire transfer, make sure it is marked as “Art of the Piano”)

Please send your $65 application fee and audition materials (if applicable) to:
Art of the Piano
CCM Summer Programs
University of Cincinnati
PO Box 210003
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0003

Contact the Office of the Treasurer for instructions and be sure to reference “Art of the Piano” in the payment.

Telephone: 513.556.4510

*You are responsible for any charges incurred by your bank for initiating electronic wire transfers.


  • Non-refundable application fee: $65
  • Tuition: $800
  • Housing and meals are separate
  • Scholarships are available


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