The Arts
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Music Conservatory

Love Music, Appreciate Music, Make Music.
Montverde Academy’s Music Conservatory was the vision of Head of School 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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  • Photo of Dean Bell

    Dean Bell 

    Director of Arts
    407-469-2561 x3501
  • Photo of Aubrey Connelly-Candelario

    Aubrey Connelly-Candelario 

    Upper School - Choir
    407-469-2561 x3525
  • Photo of Mary Mincy

    Mary Mincy 

    Music Instructor & Accompanist
    407-469-2561 x3524
  • Photo of Jeannine Mongeon

    Jeannine Mongeon 

    Lower/Middle/Upper School Orchestra Director and String Instrumental Music Teacher
    407-469-2561 x3513

Scholarships

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