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Summer Institute for Piano and Strings (SIPS)


June 24-29, 2019

Celebrating Russian Music

The ISU Summer Institute for Piano and Strings is a unique week-long music camp for teenage pianists and string players. Students will have the opportunity to rehearse, coach, perform chamber music, and perform in orchestra and choir.

Registration Opens April 1

  • Take your playing to the next level
  • Improve performance skills
  • Learn history, literature and theory
  • Participate in camp choir
  • Discover Russian composers
  • Make new friends


$50 deposit due with application


Junior Piano and Strings

Monday-Friday • 9 a.m. to Noon

Junior Piano and Junior Strings is open to elementary and intermediate pianists and string players. Students will participate in ensembles and small groups, rhythm and theory games, and team building activities. The final concert will be Friday at 11 am.


Senior Piano and Strings

Monday-Friday • 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Senior Piano and Strings is open to intermediate and advanced pianists and orchestral string players. They will participate in a variety of activities including ensemble coaching, master classes, orchestra, and classes in music theory and history, arts and crafts, and movement. Students will also be able to participate in well chaperoned recreational and team building activities.


Senior Piano/Strings Tuition

This includes lodging and meals.

Students are welcome to stay in the dorms and eat all meals on campus, especially those who live 30 or more miles from Pocatello. Everyone will eat lunch and participate in all activities together. Attendance at all classes and recitals is mandatory.