Advanced Program

The Encore Quartet at a recent Advanced RecitalThe Advanced Program continues the comprehensive music education your child has been enjoying into their teen years. You should be especially proud that your student has continued and excelled to this point! Music from the pre-professional and professional repertoire is selected for study based on your child’s musical activities and needs. Students at this level typically participate in the area’s youth orchestras as well as all-city, all county, and all state orchestra opportunities through their public school programs. Advanced students are still invited and expected to participate in TESS Community Performances and may occasionally be given their own performances as opportunities arise.

This program is designed to meet the specific musical and developmental needs of each advanced student and their family. The unique and special courses offered this level are individualized to enable your child to achieve their highest potential. Our faculty provide ongoing coaching to help you navigate extra activities such as camps and competitions, when appropriate. Non-TESS students may audition for placement in alternative, advanced and chamber classes without changing private teachers.

Home practice and lessons are independent at this level although parents remain an integral part of the educational planning. TESS Advanced Program students continue to perform in Student Recitals and Advanced Recitals as well as take part in the Improv Workshop every year. Advanced students benefit from the Advanced Master Class held prior to the Advanced Recital each semester. Students who excel may be nominated to audition for the Honors Recital each term.

It is not necessary to study privately at TESS and participate in the group class offerings at this level. We are a musical resource for all young musicians in support of the admirable efforts of all of the private and public school teachers in Fairfield County.

Audition Preparation Camp, August 22-26, 2016, 9am-5:30pm
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