The Arts
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Music Conservatory

Love Music, Appreciate Music, Make Music.
Montverde Academy’s Music Conservatory was the vision of headmaster Dr. Kasey Kesselring. A classically trained musician, Dr. Kesselring understands the importance of music in every student’s life and built a program that fosters, encourages and educates young musicians for students who excel in musical arts.
 
Conservatory students meet their academic requirements during the morning and spend every afternoon with the music faculty in lessons and rehearsals. Our Conservatory is unique in the breadth and depth of major fields of study including: Vocal Music, Instrumental Strings Music and Piano.

At the heart of a Conservatory experience is an engaging and challenging academic environment where students can achieve at the highest academic levels and pursue focused studies in music and theatre arts. Beyond the classroom, students can participate in fine arts, athletics, school clubs, and service organizations while our international character adds an exciting dimension to the educational experience. As a member of the Conservatory program, 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

    All students must complete and submit an admission application with supporting documents to the Admission Office in addition to a completed audition application. No student may audition until both completed applications are received. All students must demonstrate sight reading skills on their instrument and audition in appropriate attire: smart business wear for both men and women. Music may be submitted in advance, well-marked copies may be brought to the audition, or you may bring your own accompanist.
     
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  • Pianists

    • Prepare one scale
    • Two contrasting sections from classical or standard repertoire
  • Strings

    • Two contrasting selections from the classical repertory or standard contest-type solo
    • Prepare to demonstrate sight reading skills
    Please audition in smart business attire. Submit music in advance, bring well-marked copies to the audition or bring your own accompanist. Alert us in advance if a piano accompanist is needed and a 20-minute rehearsal with the accompanist before the audition will be scheduled.
  • Vocalists

    • Prepare one art song or aria in English or in a foreign language *NOTE Pop or musical theatre selections are not acceptable audition pieces.
    • Prepare to sight sing a short passage and repeat back short ear training exercises

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:
    • 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
    • Submit teacher recommendations and school transcripts
    • Complete SSAT admission testing 
    • Participate in an on-campus interview 
    • Complete and submit the regular financial aid application 
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  • Selection

    The Admission Committee and Music Conservatory Faculty 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 or by email at admissions@montverde.org.

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