Oracle Piano Society will host its second Chamber Music Festival January 1-5, 2020.

An inspiring setting...

The 2020 Oracle Chamber Music Festival students will stay in dormitories at the beautiful historic El Rancho Robles Guest Ranch where they will have access to the entire back portion of the grounds http://elranchorobles.com/.

Lessons and activities will take place at this location as well as at the Oracle Center for the Arts which is just a short drive or walk away.

Lessons, Master Classes, Faculty Performances, Student Performances, Pilates for Musicians Sessions, Classical Improvisation Seminar.

Students will participate in daily coachings, individual lessons, master-classes, and public performances.

Additionally, we will offer a lecture/demonstration on the vital topic of classical improvisation presented by guest scholar Dr. John Mortensen of Cedarville University.



Robert Hamilton

Arizona State University Professor of Piano

Hamilton Trio

Oracle Piano Society Artist Advisory Committee Chair

Dr. Stephen Cook

Oracle Piano Qaurtet

Oracle Piano Society Artistic Director


Patricia Cole

Oracle Piano Quartet

Monte Belknap

Brigham Young University


Dr. Luciana Gallo

University of Nevada at Reno

Tucson Symphony Orchestra

Oracle Piano Quartet

Dr. Gregory Hamilton

Concordia College

Hamilton Trio


Dr. Milton Masciadri

University of Georgia

Jeffrey Weisner

National Symphony Orchestra


Dr. John Mortensen

Cedarville University

Steinway Artist

Classical Improvisation Specialist


Yi Lu


Registration fee

All students must pay a non-refundable $25 registration fee to complete the application. This will be credited toward your final tuition payment which is due upon arrival.


$500 (tuition plus lodging and meals)

$300 (tuition and meals only)

Need-based Financial Aid

It is our intention to remove barriers for students in financial need. A limited number of $250 scholarships are available on a first come-first-served, case-by-case basis.


Oracle Piano Society will provide shuttle service between Tucson International Airport and festival lodging facilities throughout the day on January 1 and January 5. This shuttle service and logistical support is primarily provided by board members and community volunteers.

Check-in time and date

Wednesday, January 1, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m meet at Oracle Center for the Arts. (early arrival will ensure more practice/rehearsal time). There will be a special orientation dinner at 6 p.m. on Jan. 1

Check-in and lodging location after 4 pm.

El Rancho Robles Guest Ranch

1170 N Rancho Robles Rd,

Oracle, AZ 85623



Host family home (for students under the age of 18)

Check-out date

Sunday, January 5, 2020.

Shuttle service from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport is not guaranteed.

Please call 623-295-9677, or email cook@oraclepianosociety.org if you have questions.

Student videos from last year's festival:


To sponsor a student for the festival, please send your tax deductible donation check to:

Oracle Piano Society P.O. BOX 1564 Oracle, AZ 85623

Make sure to specify that you would like your donation to support the Student Financial Support Fund.

You may also donate online using the link below: