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Study with the Masters!

This intensive pre-college training program is for talented high school instrumentalists and singers, by audition. Students receive weekly private lessons with a master teacher, as well as chamber music, theory, master classes, performances, audition preparation, college guidance, and career development.

MCW Prep Faculty

Students accepted to MCW Prep by audition will train directly with renowned faculty at the highest levels of performance:

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MCW Prep Student Success

Our graduating MCW Prep students continue their music training at top-tier colleges and universities, including:

  • Berklee College of Music
  • Cornell University
  • American Musical & Dramatic Academy
  • Conservatory of Music at Purchase College
  • Boston University
  • William Paterson University
  • Belmont University School of Music

Scholarships are available to students with financial need. Auditions by appointment.

Audition Requirements

MCW Prep

  • Should be a serious music student, possibly with aspirations for college study at a music conservatory or university and a professional performing career.
  • Minimum Age – Must be Entering Grade 8
  • Maximum Age – Grade 12
  • Completed Application (Application below)
  • Audition Video – High-quality video of at least TWO musical selections in contrasting styles. (can be a recording from a performance or self-made video. Singers should be accompanied.)
  • Recordings must be recent: made no more than four months prior to application.
  • Please label each upload with the name of the work and include your name.
  • We recommend listening to your recordings prior to uploading.

For additional questions, please contact Dr. Douglas Bish, Dean of Students and Faculty:

Video Instruction:

Please announce your name at the beginning of the video

Please state the composer and title of your selected piece

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