Young Musician is designed for highly motivated instrumental students who are interested in deepening and broadening their musical studies. YM students take three weekly classes and participate in Chamber Music performances.
An audition and interview are required, as well as the recommendation of the student’s private teacher. Private teachers may be Westminster Conservatory faculty or other area teachers. YM students are instrumentalists between the ages of 8 and 18, must take a 45-60 minute private lesson, and may major in piano, guitar, violin, viola, cello, flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, horn, trumpet, and trombone.
The YM Curriculum
Young Musician students take three weekly classes: Chamber Music, Theory and Ear Training, and Music History.
Each year students showcase their achievements in two HMP performances, performing alongside their chamber music partners in Honors Music Program Chamber Music Concerts.
Four times during the year YM students perform in the HMP Solo Performance Classes. These classes offer opportunities to gain solo performance experience in a relaxed master class setting.
YM students may choose to take advantage of additional performance opportunities, such as Conservatory-wide recitals, outreach concerts, and workshops presented by distinguished artists.