As a student in the high school bassoon program at University of North Carolina School of the Arts, you will be part of a program focused on helping you explore the bassoon’s distinctive tone and wide range to become a dynamic musician in the professional music world.
You will be able to focus on your passion for music while also pursuing traditional academic courses in the high school bassoon program. You will have weekly lessons, studio master classes, performance opportunities and can be assigned to chamber and large 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 program aims to develop fundamental artistic and technical skills that will prepare you for unlimited growth in the future.
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. 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.