Summer Piano Institute

Ian Hobson, Artistic Director
Swanlund Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois

Timothy Ehlen, University of Illinois
William Heiles, University of Illinois
Rochelle Sennet, University of Illinois
Boaz Sharon, Boston University
Hie-Yon Choi, Seoul National University

Stephen Burian, Administrative Director
Public Engagement Assistant Director, School of Music

Anne Marie Kuhny, Coordinator

July 26-August 1, 2020
School of Music
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


The Summer Piano Institute at the University of Illinois offers advanced study for young pianists. Participants will benefit from individual lessons with each SPI faculty member, attendance at daily master classes and access to newly renovated practice rooms all equipped with Steinway grand pianos. Included with the program are performance opportunities and admission to faculty recitals.

For 2020, we are pleased to continue the concerto competition available to all participants for the opportunity to compete for a performance with Sinfonia da Camera, the resident professional orchestra of Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois.