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SFA Piano in the Pines camp

photo of Piano Camp students
DATES: Sunday, July 21–Friday, July 26, 2019
LOCATION: Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music, Nacogdoches, Texas
COST: $450.....Full camp (includes room and board)
$350.....Commuter (with lunch meals included)
Cost goes up $25 on April 1 and $50 on May 1
DEADLINE: June 1, 2019

Jump start your new repertoire for the Fall semester at the SFA piano in the Pines Summer camp by working with a friendly faculty with international experience. The beautiful Stephen F. Austin State University campus provides many recreational opportunities.

For more information, email the camp director, Mario Ajero, at or call 936.468.1389.


Pianists should bring one memorized piece to be played in performance, plus an additional solo or concerto work presently being studied. Faculty will help pianists improve the memorized performance piece they bring to the camp and also work with additional solo works or concerti that are “in progress.”


There are two ways to register:

Documents and Information

  • View Faculty (The preceding link only toggles the on-screen display)

  • Sample camp Schedule (The preceding link only toggles the on-screen display)

    Time Location Activity
    2 p.m. Wright Music Building Registration
    2:30 p.m. Wisely Hall Check-in
    3:30 p.m. Cole Concert Hall Orientation
    4 p.m. Cole Concert Hall Faculty Recital
    5 p.m. Cole Concert Hall Lobby Dinner
    6 p.m. Music Recital Hall Ensemble Introduction
    7 p.m. Practice Rooms Practice
    8 p.m. Wisely Hall Dorm Meeting
    Time Location Activity
    7:15 a.m. Dorm Wake Up
    8 a.m. Cafeteria Breakfast
    9–10 a.m. Music Recital Hall Technique/Literature Class
    10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Studios Lessons/Practice
    12:30–1:30 p.m. Cafeteria Lunch
    1:30–2:30 p.m. Music Recital Hall Keyboard Skills/Ensembles
    2:30–3:30 p.m. Music Recital Hall Master Class
    3:30–4:30 p.m. Music Recital Hall Special Topics Class
    4:30–5:30 p.m. Wright Music Building Practice
    Time Location Activity
    7:15 a.m. Dorm Wake Up
    8–9 a.m. Cafeteria Breakfast
    9–10 a.m. Wright Music Building Practice
    10–11 a.m. Studios Ensemble
    11 a.m.–12 p.m. Choir Room w/Schmidbauer piano Recital Run-through
    1:30 p.m. Cole Concert Hall Final Recital
    2:30 p.m. Music Recital Hall Pictures
    3 p.m. Wisely Hall Dorm Checkout

    Nights (option to practice/rehearse ensembles):

    Monday—Game Night
    Tuesday—Student Recreation Center Swimming
    Wednesday—Talent Night
    Thursday—Movie Night