Minnesota International Piano Camp

Kim Piano Camp 2018

Minnesota International Piano Camp (formerly Kim International Piano Camp)
July 10-20, 2018
Ferguson Hall, University of Minnesota–Twin Cities

The Minnesota International Piano Camp is a joyous summer piano experience for selected talented pianists (ages 10 and up) led by the University of Minnesota’s School of Music faculty and distinguished guest artists. The camp will include:
  • Private lessons
  • Master classes
  • Performances 
  • Career development advice
  • Lectures (Concerto preparation, piano literature, lives and recordings of the great pianists)
  • Injury prevention/wellness for pianists
  • Special yoga sessions for pianists

Faculty & Guest Artists

Kyung Kim, Director of Minnesota International Piano Camp, University of Minnesota–Twin Cities, Associate Professor of Piano 
Michael Kim, Director of the University of Minnesota School of Music–Twin Cities, Professor of Piano
Antonio Pompa-Baldi, Special guest artist and master class clinician, Distinguished Professor of Piano, Cleveland Institute of Music 
Dr. Grace Choi, Piano Faculty, North Hennepin Community College ​
Dr. Kevin Hobbs, Piano Faculty, North Hennepin Community College​
Jayoung Hong, Guest artist, University of Nebraska, Kearney, NE
Dr. Soojung Hong, Artistic Director, Piano Fun Minnesota Competition 
Jo Anne Link, Guest master class clinician, Crocus Hill Studios, Saint Paul, MN​
Mark Russell Smith, Artistic Director of Orchestral Studies, University of Minnesota School of Music 
Rie Tanaka, Piano Faculty, Saint Paul Conservatory of Music 
Joseph Zins, Guest master class clinician, Crocus Hill Studios, Saint Paul, MN
Other guests TBA

Tentative Program Schedule

*All concerts and master classes will be held at the Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall
Other master classes, lectures, performances TBA; schedules and guest artists subject to change.
Date Time  
July 10, Tuesday 7:30 pm Opening Concert
July 11, Wednesday 1:30 pm  Injury prevention for pianists with
Rie Tanaka
July 12, Thursday 1:30-4:30 pm  Joseph Zins Master Class
July 13, Friday 1:30-4:30 pm  Jo Anne Link Master Class 
July 15, Sunday 3:00 pm Guest Artist (Antonio Pompa-Baldi) Recital
July 16, Monday 10 am-12:30 pm
2:00 pm- 4:30 pm
Antonio Pompa-Baldi Master Classes
July 17, Tuesday 10 am-12:30 pm
2:00 pm-4:30 pm
Antonio Pompa-Baldi Master Classes
July 18, Wednesday 1:30 pm Concerto playing clinic with Mark Russell Smith 
July 18, Wednesday 4:00 pm Concerto concert
July 19, Thursday 1:30 pm Dr. Soojung Hong, "A pianist's post-graduate life"
July 19, Thursday 4:00 pm
7:30 pm
Student Concerts
July 20, Friday 3:00 pm Finale closing concert

Application & Cost

Tuition: $700 USD
Limited, partial tuition scholarship assistance available based on evidence of financial need. Submit statement of financial need for consideration, all aid decisions are final and non-appealable.

Application deadline: May 15, 2018. Please complete our application form, then mail your tuition to:

Minnesota International Piano Camp
University of Minnesota School of Music
100 Ferguson Hall
2106 Fourth Street South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Please make your check payable to the University of Minnesota with the participant name in the memo line, check deadline June 15, 2018. 


On-campus housing in Middlebrook Hall, conveniently located across from Ferguson Hall, School of Music:
  • Single room: $390 USD for 12 nights
  • Double room: $340 USD for 12 nights
  • Additional nights can be arranged upon request, and with advanced payment


The meal plan is not included in the camp tuition or dormitory costs. A cafeteria is located in Middlebrook Hall. Camp participants may pay cash for an all-you-care-to-eat meal. Meal rates in 2017 (including tax) were:
  • Breakfast: $9.16
  • Lunch: $10.72
  • Dinner: $11.32

There are several reasonably priced restaurants within walking distance of the School of Music. See restaurant guide for nearby dining options.


Contact Kyung Kim at krkim@umn.edu.