Supplements: Transportation by Motor Coach from Minneapolis to Aurora and return to Minneapolis $100.
Participants are placed with those of similar age and ability to form piano trios, quartets and quintets. Repertoire assignments will be made in advance to enable the ensembles to make best use of their rehearsal time. Students receive four private lessons and multiple chamber music coachings in addition to optional daily theory and sight singing classes for pre-college students. Experienced and exceptional staff accompanists are provided.
Students live in the Sports Dorm at Giants Ridge, a beautiful ski and golf resort four miles from the town of Aurora, Minnesota. Complete recreational facilities are available to students, including swimming, biking, kayaking, and canoeing. Adult participants and parents who choose to accompany their young children are housed at The Lodge at Giant’s Ridge, a few steps from the Sports Dorm; or at any of the numerous hotels in the area. Giant’s Ridge has two of the top-ranked golf courses in the United States for participants or parents who are golf enthusiasts.
Meals are provided on-site or at one of the many local restaurants in Aurora. Buses transport students and faculty from Giants Ridge to Aurora daily; shuttles run between the hotel and Aurora multiple times per day.