Piano Academy

Hands on a piano

August 8 - 12, 2022
8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

For campers entering grades 9-12
Cost - $379
Deepen your knowledge and develop your piano playing at UWGB Piano Camp. Students will hone their performance skills in lessons, broaden their musicianship in music theory classes, learn about the history of piano music and piano playing, and join with their fellow campers in ensembles featuring up to four pianos! The camp is led by UWGB piano professor Michael Rector and will culminate in a concert in the Weidner Center's Fort Howard Hall. Students should have at least two years of experience on the instrument.

  • Campers should have at least a couple years of playing experience.
  • Auditions are not necessary.
  • Campers should bring their own sheet music for what they would like to work on.
Final Concert
A final recital will take place on Friday, August 12th at 6 p.m. in the Weidner Center's Fort Howard Hall. Parents are welcome. Facemasks will be required for entry. 
Registration closed!
  • 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. --- Masterclass/ lessons
  • 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. --- Music Theory: Keys to Better SIght-Reading
  • 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. --- Piano duos: rehearsal
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. --- lunch
  • 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. --- Masterclass/lessons
  • 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. --- Music History: Masterpieces of the Piano Repertoire
  • 2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. --- Piano ensemble: 80-fingered monster-pieces!

Health Forms

​Our camp Health Forms are electronic!  You will receive an e-mail closer to camp that will prompt you to fill out your Health Form online.  Health Forms must be filled out online before your camper checks-in to camp.

COVID-19 Policies & Guidelines

PLEASE REVIEW OUR COVID-19 POLICIES WEBPAGE prior to registering for camp.

General Camp Policies

We look forward to working with you and making sure that you have a fun, safe, exciting experience! Certain policies have been developed in order to assure your safety and well-being. The camp reserves the right, upon notification of parents/guardians to dismiss any camper during any session for improper dress, conduct, language, or attitude which, in the judgment of the administrative or counseling staff, is deemed detrimental to the other campers or smooth operation of the camp. If in the judgment of the administrative or counseling staff, your conduct violates any rules and regulations, you may be dismissed without refund of fees and/or referred to appropriate authorities.

Please review our General Camp Policies prior to attending camp:


Health Services and Insurance

The UW-Green Bay Health and Counseling Center is closed during the summer. Therefore, parents/guardians will be notified of any suspected or known illness or injury. Accident insurance through the University of Wisconsin is provided for all camps. This limited policy covers injuries relating to camp accidents only. It is understood that medical costs in excess of camp insurance will be borne by parents or guardians.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations can be made up to 2 weeks prior to the start of camp. A $25 administrative fee is charged for all cancellations, the remainder will be refunded to you. No cancellations or refunds are available with less than two weeks notice. If camper must cancel for medical reasons, including COVID-19, full refunds are provided. To cancel, please call 920-465-2775 or email camps@uwgb.edu

In the event a camper requests to switch camp sessions, an additional $25 processing fee will be applied.

We reserve the right to cancel any camp due to low enrollment; in such a case, all fees paid will be refunded or the camper can choose to apply fees to a different camp/class in the same year.

Overpayments of less than $10 will not be refunded.

Campus Map and Directions

The following link will provide you with printable maps and directions to campus: Maps & Directions

Camp Instructor
Michael Rector

Michael Rector is Associate Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. As a performer, he is best known for piano duo collaborations with Sylvia Hong. They have played recitals at the Kennedy Center in Washington and the Lotte Concert Hall in Seoul. Sylvia and Michael are the current 1st prize winners (2021) of the Ellis Competition for Duo-Pianists. In April 2014, they toured in Eastern Europe, performing with the Georgian Sinfonietta and Black Sea Symphony. Highlights of their numerous tours in Korea include playing two sold-out concerts on the same day in Busan, and an invitation to perform with the orchestra in the Olympic city of Gangneung during the 2018 winter games.  
Rector graduated from the doctoral program at Manhattan School of Music, where his teacher was Philip Kawin. He also earned a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College, where he majored in comparative literature. Michael has presented lecture-recitals and masterclasses both at home and abroad, including at China Conservatory in Beijing, the University of Kassel in Germany, and numerous universities and music schools in Korea. He has also written about piano pedagogy for American Music Teacher, Clavier Companion, and the MTNA e-Journal. In addition to his frequent presentations for local and regional music teachers, he has appeared at the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy and the Performance Studies Network conferences (UK). 

Rector is committed to making the language of classical music vivid for people of all ages and backgrounds. As a pianist, he invigorates and expands the repertoire through innovative programming that re-contextualizes familiar pieces and makes vivid new and neglected works. His repertoire ranges from Haydn to Harbison and from Couperin to Carter. He is also a dedicated teacher, researcher and advocate for the arts. 


If you have questions about youth camp registration or payment please contact us at 920-465-2775 or camps@uwgb.edu.

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