MCW Prep


The Music Conservatory of Westchester is honored to announce MCW Prep, a pre-college training program for serious, advanced high school instrumentalists and singers to study with master performers of the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and Broadway. 

Students will be selected by audition to enroll in an intensive program of private lessons with a master teacher, as well as chamber music, orchestra, theory, master classes, performance, audition preparation, and college advisement. As soloists and in ensembles with their talented peers, students will channel their musical aspirations to prepare for college studies and future careers.


Students accepted to MCW Prep by audition will have the rare opportunity to train directly with renowned faculty at the highest levels of performance (left to right):
– Ani Kavafian, violin
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center,
Yale University School of Music
– Rebecca Young, viola
New York Philharmonic
– Jerry Grossman, cello
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra 
– Mindy Kaufman, flute
New York Philharmonic
– Pavel Vinnitsky, clarinet
New York Philharmonic
– Korliss Uecker, soprano
Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera
– Randy Graff, musical theatre

Tony Award winner, Manhattan School of Music

MCW Prep is open to violin, viola, cello, clarinet, flute, and voice (classical, musical theatre) students entering grades 9 through 12.

Auditions will be scheduled by appointment through summer 2019. 

To apply and for audition requirements, please complete the MCW Prep Application. For additional questions, please contact Dr. Douglas Bish, Dean of Students and Faculty: