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Ideal for classical guitar students ages 13 – 19 who are considering pursuing a degree in music studies, or for whom the study of classical guitar is a serious avocation. It is recommended you have 3 or more years studying classical guitar and be extremely comfortable learning music from notation. Students in this track will have the opportunity to play in a small virtual ensemble with their peers as well as a large virtual orchestra with participants in all other tracks. Pre – professional participants receive 2 private lessons as well as master classes with Conservatory faculty, and will also have the opportunity to select various weeklong courses according to their individual interests. It is recommended that students have 1 or 2 polished solo pieces prepared for lessons and master classes.

Pre-Professional Schedule

9:00 am: Warm Up/Technique Workshop
10:00 am: Practice and Musical Interpretation
11:00 am: Master Class
12:00 pm: Break

Afternoon:

Individual Virtual Orchestra Part Coaching:  Zoë Stewart (1 – 2 times per week by appointment)

Elective selection: students choose two

Laws of Learning:  Julian Gray
Musician Health and Wellness: Serap Bastepe-Gray
Modern Acoustic Fingerstyle: Sean Brennan

4:00 pm: Guest Artist Lecture/Workshop