Honors Program

Concordia Conservatory offers three comprehensive music honors programs for students who exhibit the talent, promise, and ambition to pursue serious music study at the college level. Students work to develop technical aptitude while promoting creativity and intellectual curiosity. Recognizing the importance of early development and discipline in the music field, the Conservatory provides an environment where artistic gifts and technical proficiencies can flourish at Concordia College.

Academy

Designed for the motivated, advanced and gifted instrumentalists and vocalists, the Academy is a training center for pre-collegiate musicians. The goal of the Academy is simple—to make aspiring young people the best musicians they can be. In order to achieve this, the Academy program provides students with a range of class offerings in musicianship (music theory, ear training, sight-singing, conducting, musical styles), and performance (chamber/vocal ensembles, and solo performance classes). Academy instrumentalists and classical singers participate in chamber music ensembles, and vocalists in musical theatre/opera ensemble scenes. Each semester culminates with an engaging concert of chamber music, theater scenes and class presentations.

Auditions for the 2020-21 academic year are being held live by arrangement, or via video submission by Friday, September 18, 2020; special arrangements may be made for alternate dates as well. All auditions are to be scheduled by calling the Conservatory office. Audition repertoire includes one piece that best demonstrates the student’s current level, and a short sight-singing or clap-back exercise will be provided.

Academy classes take place on Saturday afternoons, and weekly 60-minute private instruction is required.

The Academy focuses on every student’s musical growth and development and assures that the curriculum addresses each individual’s needs.


Awards of Distinction

The Awards of Distinction is for the students who excel in their musical pursuits and meet the prerequisites below:

Junior Award of Distinction
Ages 12–14

Prerequisites

  • Individual lessons
  • Perform in three recitals
  • Participate in one chamber ensemble
  • Perform in one Community Outreach Concert

Senior Award of Distinction
Ages 14–18

Prerequisites

  • Individual lessons
  • Perform in three recitals
  • Participate in one chamber ensemble
  • Perform in one Community Outreach Concert
  • Solo recital

College Advisement

The Conservatory offers all enrolled students during their grade 11 & 12 of high school guidance on the college application process, direction for summer programs, career development direction networking and senior recital support and planning.