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 (or optionally two) private piano lesson is offered weekly to each enrolled student. Each lesson is one hour long. Classes on theory and other subjects are strongly encouraged.
Extracurricular activities are an integral part of the program. Therefore, for each semester, students are required to:
  • Attend at least two piano recitals (or chamber with piano) from Frost Music Live! and/or its Signature Series.
  • Attend all Advanced Preparatory Piano Program studio classes.
  • Attend one studio class from one of the piano faculty of the Frost School of Music.
  • Perform for the final recital in Clarke Recital Hall.
Students are also encouraged, upon teacher’s approval, to take part in public performances, such concerts, piano competitions, etc. Furthermore, each semester two students are selected to receive one lesson by one of the piano faculty of the Frost School of Music.