As a high school student in the flute studio at University of North Carolina School of the Arts, you will be immersed in a program where your instrument is at the core of your studies, preparing you for a life as a professional musician.
You will be able to focus on your passion for music while also pursuing traditional academic courses in the high school flute program. You will have weekly private lessons, group master classes, theory and sight reading lessons 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.
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.
Flutist Sarah Mitchener's journey from undergraduate to graduate school has ben filled with long days, uncertainty and valuable lessons learned.