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Montverde Academy Music Conservatory

Love Music, Appreciate Music, Make Music.
Our mission is to broaden student’s understanding of the varied and wondrous offerings that are in the arts and to encourage young artists to create their own art, music, and theatre. It is through this creative process that we deepen their appreciation and build an emotional love of the arts that lasts a lifetime. As our headmaster, Dr. Kasey C. Kesselring explains, “I enjoy learning, and sports are exciting, but the arts are my passion.” For over a century, Montverde Academy has offered considerable advantages to parents and students seeking the highest quality education for entrance into the world’s elite colleges and universities.

At the heart of the Montverde Academy experience is an engaging and challenging academic environment that gives students the desire and skills to achieve at the highest levels. Outside of the classroom, students continue to develop their talents and abilities through involvement in fine arts, athletics, school clubs, and service organizations. Our international character adds an exciting dimension to our community and the educational experience we provide. At the Montverde Academy Music Conservatory, students are educated, refined, and prepared for the next level in their music career with a balance of academics and fine arts.

How to Audition

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  • All Conservatory Applicants

    You must complete the online audition form. Prior to your audition, an admission application with supporting documents must have been completed and submitted to the Admission Office.
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  • Vocalists

    Prepare one memorized art song or aria in English or in a foreign language. Pop or musical theatre selections are not acceptable audition pieces. Prospective students will also be asked to sight sing a short passage and repeat back short ear training exercises.
  • Pianists

    All major and harmonic minor scales, hands together, two octaves in parallel motion should be prepared. Two pieces of contrasting characters chosen from the standard piano repertoire are also required.
  • Strings

    Two contrasting selections from the classical repertory or standard contest-type solos, which best display your technical and musical accomplishments are to be performed. All students will need to demonstrate sight reading skills on their instrument.
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Our Staff Members

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Scholarships

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  • Eligibility

    This scholarship is offered to prospective students entering grades 7–12 and applying to Montverde Academy Music Conservatory for the next school year. Eligibility is based upon:
    • an admission application including SSAT test scores, teacher recommendations, transcripts and an on-campus interview
    • demonstrated musical achievement through a live audition
    • citizenship and leadership potential
    • financial need based on the School and Student Services for Financial Aid (SSS).
  • Application Process

    Each Scholarship Program Applicant must:
    • Submit a letter of interest stating why you should be considered and what attending the Conservatory would mean to you 
    • Complete the application process at least seven days prior to the live audition date
    • Include teacher recommendations and school transcripts
    • Complete SSAT admission testing 
    • Have scheduled or completed an on-campus interview 
    • Complete and submit the regular financial aid application 
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  • Selection

    The Admission Committee and Music Conservatory Faculty will begin to review all Music Conservatory Scholarship applicants after each audition date. Recipients will be notified by as decisions are made. If you are interested in the Montverde Academy Music Conservatory Scholarship Program or have any questions, please contact the Admission Office at (407) 469-2561 ext. 4100 by email at admissions@montverde.org.

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