Hilltop Piano Institute

Important Announcement

Current Ohio regulations related to COVID-19 would prevent HPI. But Ohio has announced immediate removal of restrictions when a two-week average positive test rate (below 50 per 100,000 residents) is reached. Current projections are that this may be achieved in April or early May.

If that occurs, we will hold HPI this year!

Because this is tied to state data, we cannot project with certainty. We will keep this page updated, and we will post updates to the GBSC Facebook page.

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


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If held (see “Important Announcement”), May 31 – June 4, 2021

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.