July 22 to July 27, 2024
School of Music
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

The Summer Piano Institute, hosted by the School of Music at the University of Illinois, offers advanced study for serious pianists, including graduate, undergraduate, and a limited number of highly qualified pre-college musicians prepared for artist-level study. Participants benefit from individual lessons with world-renowned faculty, daily master classes, performance opportunities, access to Steinway grand pianos, and recitals by both faculty and students.

This truly unique and elite institute also features a concerto competition, available to all participants, with an opportunity to perform with Sinfonia da Camera, the resident professional orchestra of Krannert Center for the Performing ArtsRead more about the competition.

For 2024, advanced pianists of age 14-17 are welcome to apply to the pre-college division. Pre-college division students will participate in the same lessons, master classes and participant recitals, and will also be eligible to compete in the concerto competition. Students in the pre-college division will need to attend with a parent or guardian and arrange their own accommodations.

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


Timothy Ehlen
Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Boaz Sharon
Professor of Piano, Boston University

Camelia Goila
Piano Professor, School of Music of the National Institute of Beaux Arts and at the School of Music Ollin-Yoliztli

Jin Zhang (Info coming soon!)

Muen Wei
Assistant Professor of Piano, Lee University