Summer Keyboard Camp 2023

We are delighted to invite you as a new or returning student in the 2023 UMSL Keyboard Camp. Camp dates are June 19th–June 23rd, and all activities will be in person and held on UMSL's campus (UMSL Music Building, Touhill Performing Arts Center). We have designed our camp for enthusiastic keyboard (piano, organ) students who want to find ways to make playing easier, to have more fun, and to take their playing to the next level of accomplishment. You will discover new ways to practice, easy ways to help each note that you play sound better, and learn many shortcuts that professionals use to help them sound better and have more fun in the process. The days will be filled with lessons, classes, conversations, and activities led by our internationally acclaimed UMSL music faculty and our guest artists. All these experiences will supercharge your playing and send you into the summer with a new excitement for your musical future!

In person classes and rehearsals will begin each day at 10:00 AM (Central Time) and conclude at 4:30 PM, with a culminating performance on the final day (Friday, June 23th) beginning at 3:00 PM, which will be held at the Touhill Performing Arts Center!

We are excited to feature our wonderful Guest Artist, Mr. Ilya Shmukler. He will give an exciting performance and a master class. At the end of the day, you will have a chance to ask him any questions you would like.

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Our Organ Day is back by popular demand. It is entirely refreshed, and it will be led by UMSL's own Dr. Michael Smith and promises to be wonderful! It will be held at the Unity Lutheran Church of Bel-Nor.

A very special treat - Olga Rusinova, who is a painter, will be painting our faculty performances in real time!

We will continue our Piano Fitness with Dr. Alexander Tentser and Dalcroze Eurhythmics with Dr. Daniel Kuehler!

As always, each participant will have access to three private lessons with our camp faculty, masterclasses, everyday practicing, faculty performances, and a closing recital at the Touhill Performing Arts Center. This is a summer not to be missed!

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Tuition cost: $350
*On campus dormitory accommodations are available for an extra cost.
Recommended ages: 10-60

Register Online

You may pay online by accessing the "pay online button" or by check. If paying by check, please make checks payable to ‘University of Missouri-St. Louis’ with "Keyboard Camp" on the memo line, and mail to:

University of Missouri-St. Louis
Music Department
One University Blvd.
130 AAB
St. Louis, MO 63121

UMSL Keyboard Camp Faculty

Please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Alla Voskoboynikova at in case you have any questions or concerns regarding camp.

Alla Voskoboynikova, Artistic Director of USKC 


Dr. Daniel Kuehler, Managing Director of USKC

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Dr. Alexander Tentser, piano faculty


Dr. Michael Smith, organ faculty

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Olga Rusinova, art faculty


Ilya Shmukler, Guest-Artist

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