The Youth Music Camp will be held July 24 – July 31, 2016 and is open to students entering grades 7 – 12, and to graduating seniors.
The purpose of the camp is to provide each student an enriching keyboard experience. The Piano Camp will feature classes in piano literature, theory, composer study, piano ensemble, improvisation, keyboard skills and digital technology, as well as master class performance sessions.
Special lecture/demonstrations on various topics such as practice, memorization, and sight-reading will be held. In addition, faculty performances, panel discussions, recreational activities, and a final gala concert will be presented.
Download the application form in PDF format for more information, including information about the facilities, what to bring, daily schedule, gala concert, and medical.
The educational and musical needs of each student will be developed through daily instruction. Students will be grouped according to their level of proficiency and experience.
Students should have two works fully prepared for study and performance. It is suggested that these works be from contrasting style periods. In addition, each student should bring a third work which is in progress.
Established in 1950, Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony is a self-contained facility located seven miles west of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Situated on top of Rock Candy Mountain, it boasts an incredible view and atmosphere in which to make exciting music.
Students will be housed in dormitories designed for two to four per room. Participants are asked to indicate any roommate preferences on the application. Students are responsible for upkeep and maintenance of dorm rooms and for any damages that may occur. A final inspection of the area will be conducted before students are dismissed from camp. Dorm counselors will be present at night and for daily wake-up calls and room check.
Youth Camp Faculty:
Camp Director: Kathryn Hickman
Artist-in-Residence: Starla Hibler
Composer-in-Residence: Kevin C. Costley, Ph.D.
Composer-in-Residence: Ellen Foncannon Stephenson
Choir/Vocal Coaching: Larry Baldwin
Keyboard Skills: Marcy Prescott
The rules for enrollment, acceptance and participation in the piano camp for Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony are absolutely without regard to race, creed, sex, national origin or physical disability.