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 $10 registration fee. Registration must take place at least one week prior to the beginning of each camp week.
Live auditions for scholarships will be held on May 4 and 5 in Room AH 117. 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.
Evaluations will happen on Sat., May 4, 2-6 pm
Scholarship Auditions will happen on Sun., May 5, 1-5 pm
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 2013
|Grades 6-12||June 10-14||Piano and Creative Writing|
|Grades 6-12||June 17-21||Piano and Creative Writing|
|Grades K-5||June 24-28||Piano and Creative Writing|
|Grades K-5||July 1-5||Piano and Creative Writing|
|Grades K-5||July 8-12||Piano and Creative Writing|
|Grades K-5||July 15-19||Piano and Creative Writing|
Edgar M. Abréu - Director
Edgar M. Abréu is happy to return to TOPS this year as Director. He has taught both piano and voice for over four years in south Florida. He 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 is currently continuing his vocal studies under the tutelage of world renowned bass-baritone Dean Peterson.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 Chair of the Department of Music at Florida Atlantic University, she is also the Director of Keyboard Studies.