About the Program

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Program Highlights
The Advanced Preparatory Piano Program is a result of years of observations, studies, and consultations at some of the most authoritative schools in Europe and the United States.
The program follows a ten-year-long syllabus, based on the ancient tradition of the conservatory. The level of difficulty of the repertoire constantly increases every year with an ample list of exercises, etudes, and works from different periods.
At the end of each year, students will play for a jury in order to ensure their continuation in the program.
 
Eligibility and Requirements
Although there is no minimum age requirement, the program only accepts applicants who display a high level of pianistic abilities.
The audition process will be comprised of two phases: a pre-screening video recording and a live audition.
 
Student Placement
Upon acceptance into the program, students will be placed into a specific level depending on their proficiency. However, students are allowed to skip one or more years by preparing for juries the repertoire required for a specific level.
 
Lessons and Extra-Activities
One private piano lesson is offered weekly to each enrolled student. Each lesson is one hour long. The program includes required classes on theory, ear training, and analysis. A placement exam will take place the same date of the live audition.

  • Attend at least two piano recitals (or chamber with piano) from Frost Music Live! Series.
  • Attend all Advanced Preparatory Piano Program studio classes.
  • Attend one Piano Forum of the Frost School of Music
  • Perform for the final recitals.

Selected students are also required to take part in masterclasses and public performances, such as concerts, piano competitions, etc. Also, they will receive up to four lessons from the Frost School of Music Piano Faculty, according to the student's standing in the program and teacher's availability.


Out-of-town and International Students

Requirements
Both out-of-town and international applicants are required to submit pre-screening video recordings together with the application. They are also required to physically come to Miami to take a live entrance audition at the Frost School of Music.
International students who are required to apply for a B-2 visitor’s visa to enter the United States for the audition will have to contact the Preparatory Program in order to obtain a letter of invitation. Other situations, such as different types of visa, will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Accepted Students
Out-of-town and international students who wish to relocate to the Miami area must live with a parent or guardian and are required to enroll in a full-time academic elementary, middle, or high school. The address and the name of the school they plan to attend must be communicated to the Preparatory Program.
International students must also provide an I-20 student visa form, which will be released by the school they plan to attend. The I-20 form is a Certificate of Eligibility for Non-Immigrant (F-1) Student Status.