Hilltop Piano Institute

God’s Bible School & College campus is closed and learning has been fully moved to an online format.

The campus will be closed and all campus events canceled through the end of the academic year.

Important Announcement

Due to the uncertainties concerning the allowance of summer camps in the state of Ohio, the continued restrictions for public safety, and the mandated quarantine period for out of state visitors, we are so sad to announce that we are cancelling the 2020 Hilltop Piano Institute.

HPI continues to be a bright spot for piano students and HPI faculty alike and we will greatly miss being with you, in person this year.

Be watching our webpage and social media sites for a few special features during what would have been Camp Week, May 25-29, 2020.

Here’s to a great HPI Week 2021!

If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to contact Dr. Jana, camp director.


God’s Bible School & College


Cancelled for 2020.

Why should I attend the Hilltop Piano Institute?

Our goal is to enhance your enjoyment of the piano and to foster a deeper appreciation for music and music ministry while working together with a supportive community of enthusiastic teachers. Students who attend our camp participate in fun and engaging group activities.

Here are a few of the possibilities:

  • Dive into the creative side of music
  • Become more effective in practice & performance.
  • Visit the lives and drama of famous composers.
  • Explore a specific musical focus: playing with other instrumentalists and/or accompanying; hymn-playing, improvisation and arranging; building skills like sight-reading and ear training, or the organ.

The classes and activities are upbeat with lots of interaction between students and teachers. The Hilltop Piano Institute provides a thriving environment in which you will learn, grow and have fun at the same time.

Piano Institute Faculty

  • Timothy Crater, MM
  • Martha Miller, BSM, graduate studies
  • Jana S. Pop, DMA
  • Nicolae Pop, DMA
  • Jessica Smith, MM
  • Guest Clinicians

HPI 2020 Videos


Get an overview of the Institute and what to expect.

Sample Schedule

See what a typical day will look like at Institute.


  • Student application
  • Sponsor application (staying for camp)



Read up on answers to other questions you may have.


Full payment is due upon submission of application. Under “Designation” choose “Other” and specify “HPI”

Refund Policy

No refunds will be made after May 13.

HPI Sponsors

Thanks to our sponsors for helping make HPI 2020 possible.

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