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Classical Music

Our outstanding Classical Music Program offers a variety of performing experiences every day. Our goal is not only to develop ensemble playing, but to also provide opportunities to explore areas usually not found in a Classical music program. Electives such as Songwriting, Composition, Master Classes, an Avant-Garde music workshop, Chamber Music, and Improv for classical musicians encourage creativity! Our superb Honors Chamber Music Program is taught by Scott Flavin, Professor of Violin at the Frost School of Music and Dr. Paul Posnak, piano, Professor Emeritus of the Frost School of Music. Our advanced music theory classes are modeled after the innovative experiential music theory curriculum created by Frost School of Music Dean Shelly Berg!

PROGRAM LEVEL

CLASSICAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Session A
June 11 - June 22

  • For Piano and Strings.
  • Entering grades 2-5 in the fall / ages 6-10.
  • Has studied their instrument for 1-3 years.

Session A
June 11 - June 22

  • For Piano, Strings, and Winds.
  • Entering grades 3-7 in the fall / ages 8-12. (Younger students may enroll with Teacher Recommendation)
  • Has studied their instrument for 1 or more years.
  • Music Proficiency level 1.5 or above and/or has completed Book 1 of a standard music series in their instrument.
  • Pianists should be studying Bach Minuets or equivalent pieces.

Session B
July 2 - July 13
Session C
July 16 - July 27

  • For Piano, Strings, and Winds.
  • Entering grades 7-12 / ages 12-17. (Younger students may enroll with Teacher Recommendation)
  • Has studied their instrument for 2 or more years.
  • Music Proficiency level 2.5 or above If part of a school ensemble.
  • Pianists should be studying Sonatinas or equivalent pieces.

Session B
July 2 - July 13
Session C
July 16 - July 27

  • For Piano, Strings, and Winds.
  • Entering grades 7-12 / ages 12-17. (Younger students may enroll with Teacher Recommendation)
  • Should be at an "Advanced level" of musical ability to participate.
  • If part of a school ensemble, should be performing at Music Grade level 5.0 or above.
  • Pianists should be studying Mozart or Beethoven Sonatas, Chopin Waltzes, or equivalent repertoire.

Session B
July 2 - July 13
Session C
July 16 - July 27

  • For Piano and Strings.
  • Entering grades 7-12 in the fall / ages 12-17. (Younger students may apply with a Teacher Recommendation.)
  • If part of a school ensemble, should be performing at Music Grade level 6.0 or above. Pianists should be studying Beethoven Sonatas, Chopin Etudes, or equivalent repertoire.
  • A recommendation from your music teacher is required.
  • An audition demo is required: 10 minutes maximum. All auditions must be submitted as high quality video files or a You Tube link.