Admission by Audition
The academy is open to high school students who have completed grades 8-12 and is by audition only. To apply, submit the registration form, piano teacher reference form, $100 deposit and audition recordings of two contrasting pieces or movements from two different works. The recordings should be representative of your current repertoire level, and approximately 10 minutes in total and can include excerpts from longer pieces. The recordings may be either video or audio files. You may attach the files to the registration form, or provide a YouTube (or similar) link to recordings online. Admission is on a rolling basis and ends May 1 or when academy capacity is met. If you need additional information or would like the forms mailed to you call 507-786-3042.
The residential fee includes housing in a college dormitory, all meals from Sunday dinner through Saturday lunch, class instruction and materials, two half-hour private lessons and an academy t-shirt.
$700 – When complete registration is received by May 1.
Students interested in participating as a non-residential student should contact the academy office at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to submitting an application or by calling our office at (507)-786-3031.
Optional Lesson Package
Two half-hour private lessons are included with each student’s registration. You may register for an optional package of another 2 private lessons.
$65 – Additional (two half-hour) Lesson Package
St. Olaf College is located in historic Northfield, Minnesota, about 40 miles south of the Twin Cities. Since many campers come from out of state, we provide a shuttle service to and from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International airport. Preregistration for the shuttle is required. Click here to download the request form (Coming Soon).
Airport to St. Olaf
Saturday, June 14: shuttle, housing, pizza dinner/continental breakfast, 4:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 15: shuttle only, 10:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. pick-up
St. Olaf to Airport
Saturday, June 21: shuttle only, 5:30 p.m. departure
Sunday, June 22: housing and shuttle only, 7:00 a.m. departure
Campers traveling as unaccompanied minors needing St. Olaf staff participation will incur additional fees. Please call the academy office for more information.
The shuttle request form. This form will be used by students attending the piano academy and the summer music camp.
Written cancellation recieved by May 1 will receive a refund less a $100 non-refundable deposit. No refunds will be made after May 1.