2024 Keyboard Institute

The 2024 CSI: Keyboard Institute dates are Friday, July 5 - Saturday, July 13, 2024.

Auditions are due by June 1, 2024, and applicants will be notified of acceptance decisions no later than June 19, 2024.

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Keyboard Institute

Conservatory Summer Institute

The Conservatory Summer Institute is a 9-day residential high school intensive for students seeking a rigorous artistic experience. Led by Baldwin Wallace University faculty, students have the opportunity to explore life at BW while growing as an artist through classes, private lessons, ensembles, and coaching sessions.

CSI: Keyboard Institute is filled with meaningful musical experiences and opportunities to build relationships with BW Conservatory Faculty and other talented young musicians. Designed for advanced keyboard students looking to improve their solo piano literature and collaborative performance skills, students will have the opportunity to study with a faculty member of the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music. Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music is an all Steinway school.

Sample Curriculum

  • Daily sight reading classes
  • Daily choral ensemble rehearsals
  • 3, 60-minute lessons on primary keyboard instrument
  • Daily Dalcroze Eurhythmics classes
  • Career Exploration workshops

CSI: Keyboard participants have the option to add on the Audition Prep Program and/or an Institute Emphasis track to the core curriculum.

Enhance Your Experience with the Institute Emphasis Programs

Students may choose to add an Institute Emphasis, designed to allow more focused study in an area of interest. Only one Institute Emphasis may be added to the core curriculum. Options include:

College Audition Preparation Program

Available to rising seniors (graduating 2025) in all institutes.

For rising seniors graduating in 2025, the audition preparation program may be added to the standard CSI experience. The Audition Preparation Program is available on its own or in addition to an emphasis track.

Students who participate in the audition preparation program will engage directly with Matthew Miller, BW Director of Conservatory Admissions. Through hands-on classes, students will gain further insight into the college audition process. In addition, students will work with BW faculty on mock auditions and receive one private lesson with BW faculty.

Space is limited. Students accepted into the program are expected to bring to campus their selection for their college audition already prepared. Students can check with their college of interest for audition recommendations and guidelines.

CSI Registration and Audition Information

The deadline to register for the 2024 Keyboard Institute, including the required audition, is June 1, 2024.

Note: Applicants will be notified of their acceptance on a rolling basis and will complete the program registration upon acceptance.


We make every effort to ensure the Institute experience is affordable for all participants. Tuition may be split into monthly, automatic installments and paid over time, leading up until the program. Customized payment plans are available.

Base tuition includes all meals and housing.

Your $100 tuition deposit will be applied toward the total amount. 

Summer 2024 Costs:

  • Base Tuition: $995/participant
  • Optional Emphasis Program: Base tuition + $195/participant
  • Optional Audition Preparation Add-On: Base tuition + $225/participant
  • Private Lessons: Base tuition + $45/lesson (maximum of two lessons)

Through generous support from the Nord Family Foundation and Nordson Corporation Foundation, limited tuition assistance opportunities are available to Lorain County residents for the Summer 2024 Conservatory Summer Institute. To apply, students should complete the online application and indicate they are interested in tuition assistance. Tuition assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Students will be notified of their award on a rolling basis beginning in March, 2024.

CSI Keyboard Institute Director

Sungeun Kim, CSI Keyboard Institute Director

Sungeun Kim

Professor of Keyboard, Baldwin Wallace University

D.M.A., M.M., Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University
B.M., Yon-Sei University, Seoul, Korea

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