Conservatory - Frequently Asked Questions

How can I apply?

Prospective students wishing to audition for the conservatory are required to submit an online application, letter of recommendation, and a $50 nonrefundable application fee payable through the application portal. We will begin accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year on March 1, 2022. Applications are due May 1st and live auditions will take place in mid- to late-May.

What are the requirements?

For admittance into the full-scholarship Conservatory, students must be able to show technical and musical proficiency that demonstrates — for their age — exceptional competency, consistent work ethic, and commitment. Consideration is heavily weighted towards students who show evidence of hard work.
Students who accept the scholarship are expected the make Gifted Music School classes, rehearsals, concerts, and events a priority in their musical education, and are expected to adhere to the attendance policies.

How much does the Conservatory cost?

All students admitted to the Conservatory receive a merit-based, full-tuition scholarship, regardless of their financial background. For the 2021-22 school year, the annual value of this award is $10,585 per student. While all classes, ensembles, and performance opportunities are covered by the merit scholarship, Conservatory families are responsible for the cost of private lessons, supplemental piano instruction (brass, string, and woodwind students only), concert uniforms, and a $125 annual registration fee. Application fee waivers and need-based scholarships are available to students who 

When does the Conservatory practice?

During the 2021-22 school year, conservatory classes and rehearsals are held in person on Fridays and Saturdays with some classes held online during the week.