GSA’s Instrumental Music program is structured to introduce a broad
spectrum of musical styles and philosophies, developing students’
fundamental musicianship. Students are provided with a unique range of
musical experiences not typically available to high school musicians.
This includes participation in faculty-coached chamber ensembles (both
classical and jazz styles) and in seminars about auditions, college
choices, careers, practicing techniques, résumés and competitions. In
addition to weekly studies in music history and music theory,
Instrumental Music students receive private lessons from GSA faculty or
adjunct professional guest artists. Nationally recognized guest artists
present workshops in the areas of performance and musically-related
career opportunities. Students also attend live musical performances and
partake in off-campus field trips. The Instrumental Music Program
typically presents over 50 chamber music performances, 10 solo piano
performances, and various interdisciplinary collaborative performances
with some of the other GSA disciplines on the Final Day of the program.
View the applicant guide below for detailed instructions on how to
apply for the Preliminary Round and also how to audition or review if
your application is forwarded to the Final Round.