GW Department of Music Concludes Inaugural Summer Piano Institute

SPI 2012
July 25, 2012

Ten students from around the world concluded their two weeks of intense piano study this past Friday, at the GW Department of Music’s inaugural Summer Piano Institute.

The Summer Piano Institute (SPI) took place July 9 – 20, 2012 and was created to invite high school and college students to study with faculty-artists from the GW Department of Music and guest artists from outside the university. SPI was offered at three tiers, divided by age and skill level, and hosted students from across the United States, South Africa and Spain.

Students attended classes; had one-on-one instruction with professors; attended concerts by critically acclaimed pianist Simone Dinnerstein, as well as Malinee Peris and Ieva Jokubaviciute; and performed at multiple master classes and recitals. Instructors included GW faculty members Robert Baker, Douglas Boyce, Molly Orlando Palmiero and Malinee Peris, as wells as esteemed artists Jim Litzelman and Ieva Jokubaviciute.

Due to the overwhelming success of the Institute, the GW Department of Music expects to expand in 2013. Applications for next year will be posted on the GW Department of Music website in January, 2013.