Hilltop Piano Institute

The Hilltop Piano Institute is a summer piano camp hosted by GBSC music faculty on campus for young, budding pianists!

Our goal at HPI is to provide tools and resources to enhance young musicians’ enjoyment of the piano and to foster a deeper appreciation for music and music ministry.

Join us as a camper or sponsor May 29 – June 2, 2023 for a week of enrichment and fun!

(Note: Both students and sponsors will need to apply. Thanks for your response!)

Application Deadline

Registration is now closed.

What is camp like?

We’re glad you asked! (Basically… it’s a lot of fun!)

Camp guests have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in fun group activities
  • Attend upbeat classes with with lots of interaction between students and teachers
  • Learn techniques to become more effective in practice & performance
  • Work with a supportive community of teachers who are passionate about music and investing in musicians
  • Visit the lives and drama of famous composers
  • Explore a specific musical focus (e.g. playing with other instrumentalists and/or accompanying; hymn-playing, improvisation and arranging; building skills like sight-reading and ear training, or playing the organ)

Check out our HPI Overview for a detailed list of all the fun things camp includes and for a sample schedule of what your average day could look like!

What will I need for camp?

Great question!

  1. Follow directions in the application to make payment.
  2. Be sure to apply before the deadline—May 16th
  3. When you apply, you’ll need to complete and submit this General Release Waiver.
  4. Now it’s time to pack! Check out our handy Camp Packing List for what to bring!

Application Deadline

Apply by May 1st for our Early Bird Discount, and apply by May 16 to attend!

Registration is now closed.


Student applications:

  • received before May 1st—$180
  • received after May 1st—$205

Sponsors planning to attend—$60

Contact Us

Have questions?

Email us at musicoffice@gbs.edu, or call 513-763-6546.

You can also check out HPI FAQs.

We’ll be in touch!

HPI Overview

Get an overview of all the fun things at HPI and what to expect!

Sample Schedule

See what a typical day at HPI looks like!

Instructor Videos

Check out these free instructor videos to take your piano playing to the next level and get a glimpse of what you can learn at HPI!


Get your questions answered!

Still can’t find what you’re looking for? You can always contact us at musicoffice@gbs.edu, or call 513-763-6546.

Who can attend HPI?

All piano students—intermediate through advanced level, junior high through high school—can participate.

Students should have had at least two years of piano and be currently taking lessons.

Exceptions may be made on an individual basis.

Are auditions required?

No auditions are required to attend camp.

What extracurricular activities will there be?

Optional (but who wants to miss out?!) evening activities will be provided for campers.

Examples may include group devotions, organized sports, sight-seeing and concert venues!

Is lodging available?

Yes! Lodging is provided in the student dormitories.

If lodging is needed, be sure to indicate it in the application.

Note: Sponsors/Teachers for the event pay $50, which helps to cover the cost of lodging and meals along with event scheduling.

How much does it cost to attend HPI?

For applications received by May 1st the fee is $180.

For applications received after May 1st the fee is $205. (Application Deadline: May 16)

Am I eligible for any discounts?

A 10% discount is available for families enrolling two or more children in the Hilltop Piano Institute.

A 10% discount is offered for families in full-time Christian ministry. (Attendees are only eligible for one discount.)

All students have the opportunity to apply by May 1st for our Early-Bird discounted rate!

How do I pay?

Full payment is due upon submission of application.

On our Make a Payment page under “Designation” choose “Other” and specify “HPI.”

What is your refund policy?

Refunds cannot be made after May 16.

HPI Sponsors

Thanks to our sponsors for helping make HPI 2023 possible!

Check out their pages to see what they’re all about!