As a high school horn student at University of North Carolina School of the Arts, you will be part of a vibrant school of artists and musicians committed to the mastery of your instrument.
In the high school horn program, you will be able to focus on your passion for music while also pursuing traditional academic courses. The brass program is designed to have a modern curriculum that offers practical courses and performance skills. You will attend weekly one-on-one lessons with your major teacher where you can develop your artistic sound, and studio master classes where you will perform in front of your high school and college peers, getting feedback and cultivating confidence as a performer on stage. You may also have the opportunity to perform with large ensembles and chamber groups, and will participate in a weekly Performance Hour with your high school and college peers throughout the School of Music.
The high school music intensive curriculum is balanced by the academic classroom – 9th and 10th graders are required to take at least four academic courses, 11th graders at least three academic courses and 12th graders at least two. High school musicians graduate with a diploma, with the option to work toward an additional “Concentration in Music” designation.