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2022 High School Keyboard Academy

REACH for the STARS!!


A two-week immersion program taught by Moores School of Music professors focusing on all aspects of keyboard studies, including electives in piano, organ, harpsichord and fortepiano as well as lectures in collaborative techniques, piano technique, piano pedagogy, continuo playing, chamber music, keyboard literature and history, piano and organ technology and a special course in “Music and the Mind”. 


Each student can apply for study on a “major” instrument (such as piano, organ, harpsichord or fortepiano), and also have the option (not required) of studying a “minor” instrument (which can be any other instrument remaining from the list).  Students will have three 50-minute private lessons on their major instrument each week and two 50-minute private lessons on their secondary instrument each week. Staff Counselors will escort students across campus from event to event as well as stay in the dormitories overnight to provide adult supervision.


In addition to individual practice time, students will have the opportunity to perform in daily masterclasses, attend presentations on various subjects as well as evening performances, and participate in a public performance on the final day of the Academy at 11:00 am in the Organ Recital Hall for those students with Organ as their primary instrument and at 1:00 pm in Dudley Recital Hall for those with the other primary instruments.  A lunch reception for parents and guests will be provided between the performances.



Application Deadline: April 15, 2022

Program dates: June 11-26, 2022

Orientation: Saturday, June 11, at 4:00 pm in Room 118 , Moores School of Music,  3333 Cullen Boulevard, Houston, TX 77204-4017.
Final Performances: Sunday, June 26, 11 a.m. (Organ Recital Hall) and 1 p.m. (Dudley Recital Hall)




Mario Aschauer, Harpsichord

Greg Beaulieu, Psychologist, Music and the Mind

Timothy Hester,* Piano & Fortepiano

Tali Morgulis,* Piano, Music and the Mind

Daryl Robinson,* Organ

Andrew Staupe,* Piano

Todd Van Kekerix,* Piano & Piano Pedagogy

Corbin Sturch and James B. Kozak, Piano Technicians



$750 covers the two-week academy, including daily lunch, beginning June 12. 


Housing: Optional, UH dormitories for $695 (double occupancy, shared bath; full meal service beginning dinner, June 11- breakfast, June 26).


Application information: Applications are now open to keyboard students who are 15 – 18 years of age. Out of town participants have the option of staying on campus at UH.

  • Application deadline: April 15, 2022
  • Submit completed Application Form and Application Fee (through Accepted).
  • Upload video recorded audition of two pieces (or movements) in contrasting styles.


For more information:

Timothy Hester, Director





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