The TOPS program is open to young musicians, writers, dancers and actors from kindergarten through 12th grade. Students attending the TOPS camps have fun while spending an intensive week developing and enhancing their artistic skills. In addition to exposure to world-class teaching and performing, the camps cultivate an all-around appreciation for the art forms of our culture.
Daily activities include private and group lessons, technique classes, creative writing, master classes, supervised practice, presentations and performance, entertainment and recreation, and tours of the FAU Boca Raton campus.
All camps take place on the Boca Raton campus of Florida Atlantic University from 9 am until 4 pm. Tuition is $275 per week plus a one-time non-refundable registration fee of $10. Registration must take place at least one week prior to the beginning of each camp week.
Limited scholarships are available. Application requirements include the completed application form , a live audition of two contrasting piano works and a completed essay.Please bring the paperwork with you to your audition. Scholarships and/or placement auditions will take place on Sunday, May 4 from 1pm-6pm. For more information or to schedule an appointment for scholarship and/or placement auditions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
TOPS Piano Camp
TOPS Piano Camp is so much fun,
It is an experience that is great
We don’t stop playing until camp is done
It is something I anticipate
We play the piano the whole entire day
This is definitely the best camp of all
We go to the pool after a lot of hard work and yell yay
One day I hope to perform in a concert hall
Practicing is one of the things that are great
TOPS Piano Camp is the best
The teachers are amazing
We don’t get any tests
I’ll be extremely sad when camp is through
Next summer I’m sure to go to camp a week or two
-Alec Lubin, TOPS 2012
TOPS Summer Music Camps 2014
|Grades 6-12||June 9-13||Piano and Creative Writing|
|Grades 6-12||June 16-20||Piano and Creative Writing|
|Grades 6-12||June 23-27||Piano and Creative Writing|
|Grades K-5||June 30-July 4||
Piano and Creative Writing
|Grades K-5||July 7-11||Piano and Creative Writing|
|Grades K-5||July 14-18||Piano and Creative Writing|
|Grades K-5||July 28-August 1||Piano and Creative Writing|
Edgar M. Abréu - Director
Edgar M. Abréu earned his Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from Florida Atlantic University where he studied voice under Dr. Patricia P. Fleitas and Sally Brown, and piano under Dr. Heather Coltman. Mr. Abréu is Music Director and pianist at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church. He has appeared as a soloist for repeat Messiah performances and excelled as Don Ottavio in Mozart’s Don Giovanni. In 2014, Mr. Abréu made his operatic debut as Lippo Fiorentino in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene with the FIU Opera Theater. Classical South Florida wrote “Edgar Abreu made the most of Lippo Fiorentino’s scenes, singing and dancing with abandon.” In the summer of 2014 Mr. Abréu will be tackling the role of Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte for the Blooming Voce Summer Opera Workshop. Mr. Abréu is currently working on attaining his Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Florida International University, under the tutelage of tenor Robert B. Dundas.Heather Coltman - Founder
The Founder of Teaching Outstanding PerformerS (TOPS) Piano Camps, Dr. Coltman is committed to enriching the lives of young Floridians through their encounters with the arts. Through her varied performance and teaching activities, she is able to illuminate the importance of music within our world and its value as a means of communication among all people. Currently, she is Dean of the Dorothy F Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at Florida Atlantic University.