June 24 – July 16 of 2018
“A unique experience in the study and exploration of the Art of Piano Playing for artists pursuing concert careers, and much more than a summer program, it is a stepping stone into their future”
This year, the Miami International Piano Festival Academy has partnered with Nova Southeastern University (NSU). Located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, NSU is a dynamic research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and first-professional degree levels. As a private, not-for-profit institution with more than 26,000 students, NSU has been awarding degrees in a wide range of fields, while fostering groundbreaking research and an impactful commitment to community.
Last Year’s Participants
My experience at the Miami Summer Music Festival was completely unique. Not only were students given the tools to become better artists, but we were given the opportunity to witness the work of world class musicians firsthand. I am left motivated and awe-inspired!
This was one of the best experiences of my life, where I had the chance to meet incredible musicians from all over the world. I found the festival a unique experience with wonderful atmosphere between the professors and students alike. An unforgettable experience and one, which I believe will make a big impact on the souls of the people who have the chance to attend!
it's one of my best experiences in my life! Meeting with numerous professors and pianists... Breathtaking experience!
It was my pleasure to participate the Piano Academy at the Miami Summer Music Festival. During the festival, I felt deeply inspired by the faculty and performing artists, not only by their the lessons, but also by their comments following discussions. I got so many new thoughts and Ideas, which I never got in other Master classes or programs.
“This institute is incredible! It was so amazing to study with world-class artists who can not only teach, but give magnificent performances as well. It was also amazing to be able to study with all of them, instead of only one. There were so many opportunities to play in masterclasses and attend performances; there was so much going on! I really feel like I learned a lot at this institute, and I got to work with so many artists. Just being surrounded by so many pianists of such high caliber was life-changing. I will definitely return to this institute for many years to come.”
"It was an extraordinary experience where I got to meet the great artists as well as a group of talented lovely friends. A strong bond has been built among us. Even until this moment, regardless of the different time zones we have, we are still constantly discussing music, chatting about life, sharing thoughts on different issues…how precious! "
The opportunity to study with several unique musicians and great pianists has been priceless. The program was intense, illuminating and inspiring for me, and I do plan to attend this great Piano Academy for many years to come.
It's great to have learnt from all faculty members. I have met great and passionate musicians in the Piano Academy this Summer, and all faculty members were always helpful and inspiring! They were always willing to spend extra time on giving us lessons, providing us with new ideas in the different pieces of repertoire we were working. It was surely a memorable journey!
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“A unique experience in the study and exploration of the Art of Piano Playing for artists pursuing concert careers; it is more than a summer program, it’s a stepping stone into your future.”