College of Visual and Performing Arts

Gene Marcus Piano Camp & Festival

June 9-14, 2019

The John and Ruth Rhinehart Music Center
Purdue University Fort Wayne

2017 Piano Campers with Donny The Gene Marcus Piano Camp & Festival aims to inspire young pianists to strive for artistic excellence and to encourage them to reach their potential in piano study and performance. Students are immersed in all things piano, from a variety of workshops and group sessions, masterclasses, music theory and keyboard musicianship classes and ensemble playing, to daily individual lessons with camp faculty and practice sessions guided by experienced practice coaches, all to help them progress rapidly and continue to be excited about making music throughout the year. Daily evening activities include performances by guest artists and faculty as well as camp participants (click here for a listing of last year's recitals to have an idea of what is in store for you). The 2018 featured guest artist was Dr. Caio Pagano, an internationally renowned pianist and a distinguished professor of piano at Arizona State University. The camp is open to intermediate through advanced pianists in grades 7 through 12 (as of spring 2019) who are interested in improving their playing and performance. It includes both a residential and a commuter option; applications from students residing anywhere in the US or abroad are accepted.

Hamilton TescarolloAll camp activities take place at the John and Ruth Rhinehart Music Center, on the campus of Purdue University Fort Wayne. Purdue Fort Wayne is a Carnegie Community Engaged University. The attractive music building provides an ideal learning environment and includes excellent rehearsal spaces, studios and performance halls. Recitals and master classes are held in Rhinehart Recital Hall, an acoustically superb performance venue. Ample practice facilities are available, including a number of rooms equipped with grand pianos.

DSC_3681Please check the tabs above for more detailed information. We hope you will join us for a week of outstanding music making, inspiration and fun!

--Dr. Hamilton Tescarollo,
Gene Marcus Piano Camp & Festival Director


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Accreditation

The Purdue University Fort Wayne College of Visual and Performing Arts, including the Community Arts Academy, is fully accredited by all of its discipline-specific accrediting agencies: the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).

Refund Policy

A full refund is given when the university cancels a course or when the Community Arts Academy receives notification of withdrawal from the registrant before the third business day prior to the start of the class. No refunds will be given after class or private instruction begins. Course cancellations may occur due to low registration. Course offerings and fees may be subject to change without notice.

Parental Supervision Statement

Purdue University Fort Wayne is a public institution of higher education that offers a wide variety of classes, to a wide range of students from differing backgrounds, including adults and children in grades pre K – 12. While the Purdue Fort Wayne College of Visual and Performing Arts is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all students, parents are reminded that it is their responsibility to supervise minors when they are on campus and not in the classroom. Before and after class, our teachers cannot take the place of a parent and assume responsibility for unsupervised children.

In case of an emergency please contact the Purdue Fort Wayne University Police at 481-6827.

Personal Enrichment Classes for Adults

The Community Arts Academy offers regular classes for kids in pre-K through grade 12 in art, dance, music and theatre, but if you are an adult interested in personal enrichment in these areas, please visit the Purdue Fort Wayne Division of Continuing Studies to see what types of classes they are offering.

Purdue University West Lafayette Procedures for Programs Involving Minors

The Purdue Fort Wayne Community Arts Academy abides by the Purdue University operating procedures and policy outlined in the Operating Procedures for Programs Involving Minors that went into effect January 1, 2015. This policy and registration form may be viewed here:

 

 

 

 

 

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To Register

Click here to download the 2018 camp registration form. Please call 260-481-6059 if you have questions.

 

Purdue University Fort Wayne Rhinehart Music Center

Rhinehart Music Center

Purdue University Fort Wayne is a Carnegie Community Engaged University. The camp will be held in the Rhinehart Music Center, a facility built in 2007 to serve the university and community. It provides an ideal learning environment, including excellent rehearsal spaces, studios and performance halls. Ample practice facilities are available, including a number of rooms with grand pianos.

Rhinehart Recital Hall

CAA Rhinehart Recital Hall

 



For further information about camp activities or general questions about the camp, please contact:

Dr. Hamilton Tescarollo
Director, Gene Marcus Piano Camp & Festival
Professor of Piano and Director of Keyboard Studies
(260) 481-6723
tescaroh@pfw.edu

For further information about registration and housing, please contact:

Melinda Haines
Director, Community Arts Academy
(260) 481-6059
hainesmd@pfw.edu