As a student in the high school guitar program at University of North Carolina School of the Arts, you will build the foundations for a professional life in the world of music. You will be surrounded by a thriving community of musicians, where you can rise to your full potential, achieve your musical goals and express your artistic voice.
You will be able to focus on your passion for music while also pursuing traditional academic courses in the high school program. You will be part of a robust group of committed guitarists with divergent musical interests, each receiving weekly private lessons, studio performance and guitar skills classes, ensemble opportunities and academic courses – all aimed at giving you a viable career path after graduation. Your private lessons are with a faculty member who is an acclaimed, active musician, with one-on-one attention that gives you a highly individualized course of study. Weekly studio master classes and the school-wide Performance Hour will give you the opportunity to perform in front of your peers in the guitar program and School of Music.
The high school academic program is highly valued as an integral component in the education of our students. 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 music program graduate with a diploma, with the option to work toward an additional “Concentration in Music” designation.