The high school trumpet program at University of North Carolina School of the Arts blends individual study and collaboration to help you become a dynamic musician ready to pursue your academic and performing goals.
As a high school music student in the trumpet program at UNCSA, 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 throughout the School of Music.
The 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.