2024 TMF College Piano Institute - University of Houston
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College Piano Institute

June 1 - 15, 2024 

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An intensive, two-week program focusing on the art of piano performance with University of Houston piano faculty Timothy Hester, Tali Morgulis, and Andrew Staupe. Studies will also integrate optional instrumental sonatas and four-hand repertoire studies, period instrument and organ studies.

Admissions application/audition portal opens December 1, 2023
Submission deadline: Thursday, April 1, 2024

TMF College Piano Institute

  • About the Institute


    • 3 individual lessons per week
    • Masterclasses with Vadym Kholodenko, Kenny Broberg, Nancy Weems
    • Performance opportunities include the final concert of the Institute on June 15 and a performance of Instrumental Sonatas and Piano Four-Hand repertoire on June 12
    • Evening TMF performances: Piano Series Recitals by Vadym Kholodenko, Kenny Broberg; Faculty Chamber Music Series; Festival Orchestra Series, with renowned conductors
    • Participants are eligible to compete in the Texas Music Festival’s Mitchell – Hogg Competition. Cash prizes for all finalists. First place winner will perform with the Texas Music Festival Orchestra on June 22 and with the Houston Symphony in the 2024-25 season.
    • Yoga for Musicians

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  • Faculty

    Faculty include:

    • Timothy Hester, Moores School of Music, TMF College Piano Institute Director
    • Tali Morgulis, Moores School of Music
    • Andrew Staupe, Moores School of Music
  • Application Requirements

    Application/Audition Requirements:

    • Applications are now open to keyboard students who are 18-30 years of age.
    • Fill out the online Application Form at Acceptd and pay the $40 application fee.
    • Upload a video file containing two prepared pieces.

    • Those wishing to enter the Mitchell – Hogg Competition should submit the $30 entry fee through Acceptd, due May 10.

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    For technical questions, please visit the Acceptd Help Desk.

  • Tuition, Housing, and Fees

    Fees (all fees are non-refundable):

    • Application fee: $40. Acceptd Application deadline: April 1, 2024.
    • Tuition: $1,100 for the two-week academy. Due through Acceptd by May 10.
    • On Campus Housing (optional): 
      • $970 (optional): Includes double room in 4 person suite, with shared bath in UH Cougar Village I and full meal service. Due through Acceptd by May 10, with tuition payment.
    • Competition Entry Fee (optional):
      • $30 Mitchell-Hogg Competition entry fee. Due through Acceptd by May 10.
  • Important Dates

    Important Institute Dates:

    • June 1-15, 2024
    • Orientation: Saturday, June 1 at 4:00 p.m., Room 118, Moores School of Music Building, 3333 Cullen Boulevard, Houston, TX 77204-4017


    • Application Deadline: April 1, 2024
    • Payment Deadline: May 10, 2024
      • Tuition, competition entry fee, and housing (optional) all due through Acceptd

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  • Location

    University of Houston, Moores School of Music
    3333 Cullen Blvd, Houston, TX 77204  

For more information: 

Timothy Hester, Director
Tali Morgulis teaching a lesson