Artistry, Scholarship and Performance
HMP students experience the thrill of their own emerging artistry. Even better? Students share that experience with peers who support and motivate one another.
HMP students work very hard together, inspired by world-class instructors who are dedicated to making great music. In just their first year in the program, students surpass their former expectations for their playing and begin to imagine their musical potential.
Why do we value Scholarship?
Our students take two to four classes every Saturday from September to June. We offer individualized attention to ensure that each student is placed in classes that are engaging, challenging, and age-appropriate. Our faculty strive to meet the unique needs of our students, and private tutoring is always available for acceleration or when extra assistance is required.
HMP is different…
The only pre-college music program with Music History as a yearly component of our students’ curriculum. Knowledge of genres, repertoire, and style is invaluable for every musician. For graduation our students all pass the Advanced Placement Exam in Music Theory, but they do not stop there. Most graduates complete our advanced courses in Counterpoint, Composition, and Orchestration.
Shared experiences performing music are highlights of each HMP student’s journey towards becoming a fine musician.
Chamber Music concerts, Solo Recitals, HMP Outreach Concerts and more… Young Artist and Young Musician students play music together every week in their Chamber Music and Jazz classes. Performance majors perform for one another in intimate performance master classes. With less than twelve students in a class, master teachers make a difference in each student’s work, instructing on performance issues and techniques.
“HMP has been an amazing experience for me! I have learned so many valuable skills over the five years that I’ve been in HMP, skills that I have already been putting to use in my other musical activities and will continue to use for the rest of my life. I really enjoyed getting to meet and perform alongside other students that were equally as passionate about music as I am, as well as work with outstanding teachers who have made a huge impact on the start of my musical career. HMP has truly grown me into the musician I am today, and I am forever grateful for all of the Saturdays that I spent at the Westminster Conservatory!”