Collegiate Performance Preparation Program

Auditions 2019 - 2020

Auditions for the 2019-2020 Season will be held August 29, 2019

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The Collegiate Performance Preparation Program is designed to create the opportunity for talented young classical musicians who dream of becoming music majors in college, to progressively prepare and successfully enter music schools of choice. This program provides the environment to develop musical potential, study college research, and achieve standards of performing excellence at the highest levels.

‘The Collegiate-Performance Preparation Program’ includes strategically planned confidence gaining opportunities through:


• Weekly in-house classes include rehearsals coached by the Prep Class official pianist, followed by weekly performances guided by the program director
• The honing of technically progressive performance and foundational repertoire
• Seasoning and solidifying performance nerves with positive reinforcement
• Developing self-assurance through public speaking
• Training stage presence and etiquette
• Weekly guided performance evaluations by peers with welcomed feedback
• Monthly public outreach concerts that provide a larger arena for performances within
          the local community
• Creating a successful resume and repertoire list
• Training for end of year Performance Jury Adjudications that include college audition
          requirements

• End of the year Senior Result Panel and Senior Graduation Ceremony and Recital

• Progressive college research assignments that train students how to:
  o Knowledgeably apply to collegiate music schools in a timely fashion
  o Research teaching faculty and college locations
  o Discover the differences between music conservatories and liberal arts schools with

                    excellent music departments
  o Choose five or six final college application choices
  o Record and submit successful pre-screened audition jpegs
  o Navigate audition tours successfully
  o Ultimately be accepted to collegiate schools of choice

Details:

Audition Address: 23 West Washington St., Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Director Contact Information: Margaret Pressley, mpressley@csysa.com
Cell: 206.715.4759

Tuition: $860.00 with Non-Refundable Deposit of $200 due upon acceptance

Calendar Year: September 7, 2019 through April 5, 2020