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.

Concordia Conservatory Academy

Designed for the motivated, advanced and gifted instrumentalists and vocalists, the Conservatory Academy is a training center for highly gifted 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 music theory, ear training, basic conducting, music history, and solo performance. All Academy students are required to participate in weekly chamber music, musical theatre and opera scenes, performance class, 60-minute private instruction and there is a performance attendance requirement.

The audition dates are: August 1 and September 8. Call the Conservatory to set an audition time and date. Audition repertoire includes one piece that best demonstrates the student’s abilities.

The Academy classes will take place on Saturday afternoons, and 60-minute private instruction is required throughout the week.

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 an honors program created for Conservatory music students who excel in their musical pursuits. Awards will be presented in the spring in two categories. All prerequisites must be completed within the academic year.

Junior Award of Distinction
Ages 12–14

Prerequisites
• Individual lessons
• Perform in 3 Conservatory recitals
• Participate in 1 Conservatory chamber ensemble
• Perform in 1 Community Outreach Concert

Senior Award of Distinction
Ages 14–18

Prerequisites
• Individual lessons
• Perform in 3 Conservatory recitals
• Participate in 1 Conservatory chamber ensemble
• Perform in 1 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.