College Prep Program
The College Prep Program offers lessons and courses in Bass, Brass, Composition, Guitar, Harp, Percussion, Piano, Strings, Theory, Voice, and Woodwinds.
The level of performance in the pre-College Program is expected to be very high. The program is designed to prepare high school students for serious musical study at the college level.
Students may enter the program no later than the fall semester of the junior year of high school. Eligibility is determined by an interview, Music Theory/Appreciation exam, and a five-minute musical audition selection. To apply, contact Dr. Stephen Mattingly, Community Music Program Director at 852-5607.
Students will take one 60-minute lesson per week and are required to practice a minimum of two hours daily. At the end of the junior year, the student must perform a jury to determine whether sufficient progress has been made to continue in the program. Jury requirements will be specified for each instrument. Fees include a weekly Music Theory/Appreciation class; students are required to attend and pass corresponding levels.
Students will be required to perform in at least one Departmental Recital each semester. During the Senior Year, the student will perform a forty-five minute solo recital.
Students are required to perform in at least one ensemble per year. The Louisville Youth Orchestra, Floyd County Youth Orchestra, Louisville Youth Choir, high school band, orchestra, choral and similar programs fulfill the requirement.
After successful completion of the two-year curriculum, the student will automatically become eligible for a one-year full-tuition scholarship to the University of Louisville (pending fulfillment of other university entrance, audition and scholarship requirements).