The high school trombone program at University of North Carolina School of the Arts will help you develop your full potential as a musician, whether your goal is to play in an orchestra, work as a freelance musician, or simply to make the trombone an important part of a musical life.
As a high school trombone student, you will be able to focus on your passion for music while also pursuing traditional academic courses. You will receive private lessons from faculty members who are also active musicians in all genres, giving you exposure to a wide range of playing styles, music and experiences. Your weekly studio master classes will give you the chance to perform in front of your peers, allowing you to learn – from your own performance as well as your colleagues’ – how to both give and receive critical feedback. Your performance opportunities include large and chamber ensembles on campus as well as a weekly Performance Hour with your high school and college peers from 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.