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FAU Announces Dates and Scholarships for TOPS Piano and Creative Writing Camp

BOCA RATON, Fla. (March 20, 2013) – Florida Atlantic University has announced the schedule for the Teaching Outstanding Performers (TOPS) summer piano and creative writing camps for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The dates for students from kindergarten through fifth grade are Monday, June 24 through Friday, June 28; Monday, July 1 through Friday, July 5; Monday, July 8 through Friday, July 12; and Monday, July 15 through Friday, July 19. The dates for students in grades 6 through 12 are Monday, June 10 through Friday, June 14 and Monday, June 17 through Friday, June 21. All camps will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at FAU’s Boca Raton campus.

Participating students will gain exposure to world-class teaching and performing, as well as appreciation for the world of classical music and art forms. Daily activities will include private and group lessons, technique classes, supervised practice, presentations and performance, entertainment and recreation. Each camp is open to all students, whether experienced or not; however, auditions are required for piano camp for placement purposes.

Tuition for the camps is $275 per week plus an application fee of $10. Limited scholarships are available. Evaluations for placement will take place on Saturday, May 4 from 2 to 6 p.m., and scholarship auditions will take place on Sunday, May 5 from 1 to 5 p.m..

For more information or to schedule an appointment for placement or audition, call 561-297-3803, email or visit


Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit

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