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SMU Institute for Young Pianists

SMU Institute for Young Pianists Faculty

  • Professor of Piano
  • Associate Professor of Piano, Co-chair of Keyboard Dept.
    Carol Leone
  • Senior Lecturer, Piano Pedagogy and Piano, Artistic Director, Piano Preparatory Department
    Catharine Lysinger
  • Professor of Piano, Co-chair of Keyboard Dept.
    David Karp
  • Lecturer
    Kevin Gunter
  • Guest Faculty - Professor of Piano, University of Michigan
  • Senior Lecturer of Piano Pedagogy,
    Executive Director of Piano Preparatory Department

Sunday, July 12 through Saturday, July 18, 2015


Dr. Cathy Lysinger, Tel: 214.768.1682
Mr. Kevin Gunter, Tel: 214.768.2695

SMU Institute for Young Pianists is an intensive, performance-based experience for pre-collegiate piano students. The Institute includes private lessons, master classes, and a variety of group experiences exploring keyboard skills, music theory and history, and ensemble. Advanced students study with SMU piano faculty including Carol Leone, Al Mouledous, David Karp, Cathy Lysinger, Kevin Gunter, Matthew Kline, and guest faculty Logan Skelton (Professor of Piano, University of Michigan). Faculty also includes many current and graduated faculty in the Piano Preparatory Department at SMU.

Three levels of study: Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced.

Audition required for all levels.

Students ages 12 and older are strongly encouraged to stay overnight.

Applications due May 1, 2015.


Elementary & Intermediate: $425
Advanced: $550
Room and board (ages 12 and up): $350

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