Certificate Program

An all-inclusive musical and education experience that fosters growth and motivation.

General Overview

The Certificate Program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive musical foundation. Building on their private lessons, the program includes classes and ensemble experiences that will equip them to pursue their study of music, prepare for educational goals such as ensemble or college admission, and do so with like-minded peers who share a passion for music.

How the Certificate Program Works

  • Students progress through three levels of the program, each with various competencies that faculty will assess within their private lesson instruction and classes.
  • After succeeding in each competency, students will be recognized at a bi-annual award night and given the option to graduate to the next level.

Level 1 Performer

  • Two Years of 30-Minute Private Lessons
  • Music Theory Level 1
    (Tuesdays 3:30-4:30pm)
  • Beginning Ensemble
    (Most ensembles rehearse on Tuesday evenings)
  • Chorus (Mondays 4:00-5:00pm)
  • Performance in 1 Recital and Performance Competition

Level 2 Maestro

  • Three Years of 30-Minute Private Lessons
  • Music Theory Level 2 / Aural Skills Level 1
    (Mondays 4:00-5:30pm)
  • Intermediate Ensemble
    (Most ensembles rehearse on Tuesday evenings)
  • Music Appreciation
  • Performance in 2 Recitals and Performance Competition

Level 3 Virtuoso

  • One Year of 45-60—Minute Private Lessons
  • Music Theory Level 3 / Aural Skills Level 2
  • Large Ensemble & Small Ensemble
  • Music Appreciation
  • Performance Competition, Community Service Performance, 30-Minute Solo Recital

How Much Does the Certificate Program Cost?

Students in the Certificate Program get a discounted price on an all-inclusive musical education by bundling:

  • Private Lessons
  • Chorus
  • Ensembles
  • Music Theory & Aural Skills Classes
  • Music Appreciation Classes
  • Performance Opportunities & Recitals

Individually, the prices for all these classes combined would be more than $2,500.00.

The Certificate Program bundle is just $1,950.00 per year.

That’s a savings of $650.00!

Want to learn more or enroll in the program? Contact program coordinator, Ryan Striker at ryan@mcmusicschool.org or fill out your information below.