As a student in the high school harp program at University of North Carolina School of the Arts, you will be immersed in your music, surrounded by a community of artists that nurtures creativity and prepares you for the professional world.
You will be able to focus on your passion for music while also studying traditional academic courses. You will have weekly private lessons, group master classes, theory and sight reading lessons and can be assigned to ensembles as appropriate. The School of Music requires a weekly Performance Hour where music students and faculty perform a wide range of musical styles and genres.
The high school academic program is highly valued as an integral component in the education of our students. 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. There are no academic classes held on Wednesdays to allow for group and large ensemble rehearsals, individual practice and lessons. High school musicians graduate with a diploma, with the option to work toward an additional “Concentration in Music” designation.
The UNCSA high school harp program will help you refine your skills on this versatile and amazing solo instrument, command center stage and prepare you for a life of musical performance.
Music students from UNCSA took first and third places and won the Audience Award at the Rosen-Schaffel Competition for Young and Emerging Artists held at Appalachian State University.