High School Program

June 21 - August 5, 2018

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 2018, you must:

  1. be at least 14 years old on June 21, 2018 (for the High School Division)
  2. fill out an online application
  3. submit the application fee ($75, non-refundable)
  4. submit an audition

Audition requirements vary by program. Auditions may be uploaded directly to the Brevard Music Center or posted on YouTube.

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 February 16, 2018. (Applications remain open until enrollment is complete.)

What does it cost?

Tuition is $6950 for Brevard 2018. 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. The cost for Piano, Voice, and Classical Guitar students who attend for three weeks is $3850.

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.

2017 Season Highlights


BACH/STOKOWSKI Passacaglia and Fugue
BARTÓK Suite No. 1
BARTÓK Viola Concerto
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5
BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1
BRAHMS Symphony No. 3
BRAHMS Violin Concerto
COPLAND Lincoln Portrait
DVOŘÁK Cello Concerto
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8
GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue
LISZT Piano Concerto No. 1
MARQUEZ Danzon No. 2
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto
MOZART Symphony No. 38
PROKOFIEV Romeo and Juliet
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3

RACHMANINOFF Symphonic Dances
RAVEL La Valse
SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Concerto No. 2
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6
TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture
TIPPETT Symphony No. 1
VERDI Requiem
VIVALDI The Four Seasons
WEILL Seven Deadly Sins


DONIZETTI Don Pasquale
MOZART Le Nozze di Figaro
WEILL Street Scene

2017 Conductors

Keith LockhartJoAnn FallettaMatthias BamertMarcelo LehningerNeil ThomsonKen LamKraig Alan WilliamsRobert MoodyTyson DeatonCaleb Harris

2017 Soloists / Ensembles

Amernet String QuartetKirill Gerstein (Piano)International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)Norman Krieger (Piano)Nikita Mndoyants (Piano)Johannes Moser (Cello)Anne Akiko Meyers (Violin)Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)William Preucil (Violin)Scott Rawls (Viola)Lise de la Salle (Piano)Shanghai String QuartetWilliam Sharp (Baritone)Andrew Tyson (Piano)Lisa Vroman (Soprano)