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High School Program
Each year the High School Division enrolls approximately 190 students, ages 14 to 18.
Five programs of study are available:
All High School students:
- receive weekly private lessons from Brevard's artist faculty
- take classes in music theory and literature
- may perform solo and chamber music in Brevard's student recitals
- may participate in masterclasses
- may attend open rehearsals with world-renowned concert soloists
- may attend nearly 80 orchestra, chamber, solo, and opera performances
For most students in the High School Division the full term of study runs six weeks. Pianists and Classical Guitarists may attend for either the full session (six weeks) or a half session (three weeks). High School Voice students participate in three-week sessions.
A Brief Introduction
Who comes to Brevard?
Students come from nearly every state and in fact, from around the world. Their backgrounds are different, but all are gifted and driven to musical excellence. Each student contributes to the unique community that is the hallmark of Brevard. The environment allows students to surpass themselves as musicians, as artists.
How can I participate?
To apply to Brevard, you must:
- be at least 14 years old by the start date of your program (age 15 for Voice)
- pay the application fee (non-refundable)
- submit an audition
Applications for Summer 2021 will be available in October 2020. Audition requirements vary by program.
Students in the Piano or Classical Guitar program may attend for the full six weeks or may attend for three weeks – the first or second session.
Students in the Voice program attend for three weeks – the first or second session.
Applications and auditions must be complete by the posted deadline. (Applications remain open until enrollment is complete.)
What does it cost?
Tuition is $7400 for Brevard 2020. This is an all-inclusive fee. There are no extra fees for private lessons, food service, concert admission, or access to on-campus health services. Tuition for Piano, Voice, and Classical Guitar students who attend for three weeks is $3950.
Does Brevard offer scholarships?
Yes, Brevard provides some scholarship support to more than 70% of its students.
Scholarships from Brevard come in two forms:
- Merit awards based on the student's audition
- Work-study awards based on financial need
Scholarships are based on merit, financial need, and program need.
Requesting financial aid is simple – it's part of Brevard's online application process.