As a high school student in the saxophone studio at University of North Carolina School of the Arts, you will be part of an intensive yet intimate program that is tailored to your own goals and prepares you for life as a professional musician.
You will be able to focus on your passion for music while also studying traditional academic courses in the high school saxophone 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.