High School Program

June 20 - August 4, 2019

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 2019, you must:

  1. be at least 14 years old on June 1, 2019 (for the High School Division)
  2. fill out an online application
  3. submit the application fee (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 the posted deadline. (Applications remain open until enrollment is complete.)

What does it cost?

Tuition is $7200 for Brevard 2019. 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.

2019 Season Repertoire


BACH Concerto for Violin and Oboe
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor"
BRITTEN Four Sea Interludes
BRAHMS Symphony No. 4
CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 2
COPLAND Appalachian Spring
COPLAND Billy the Kid Suite
COPLAND Clarinet Concerto
COPLAND El Salón México
COPLAND Symphony No. 3
DAUGHERTY Trail of Tears
DUKAS The Sorcerer's Apprentice
DVOŘÁK Serenade for Strings
ELGAR Cello Concerto
HONEGGER Pacific 231
MAHLER Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection"
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4, "Italian"
PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 2
PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 2

RAVEL Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
RAVEL Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2
RESPIGHI Church Windows
SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3, "Organ"
SCHOENBERG Pelleas und Melisande
SCHUMANN Manfred Overture
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 11
TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5
TCHAIKOVSKY Souvenir de Florence (string orchestra version)
TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto
VIEUXTEMPS Violin Concerto No. 5
WILLIAMS Raiders of the Lost Ark (film with live orchestra)
Special multi-media concert: "Copland and Mexico"


FLOYD Susannah
GOUNOD Roméo et Juliette
STRAUSS, JR. Die Fledermaus

2019 Conductors

Keith Lockhart • JoAnn Falletta • Matthias Bamert • Christian Zacharias • Ruth Reinhardt • Angel Gil-Ordoñez • Ken Lam • Michael Sakir • Kelly Kuo • Kraig Alan Williams

2019 Soloists

Chee-Yun (Violin) • Steve Cohen (Clarinet) • Ilana Davidson (Soprano) • Rémi Geniet (Piano) • SooBeen Lee (Violin) • Vanessa Benelli Mosell (Piano) • Olli Mustonen (Piano) • Susan Platts (Mezzo soprano) • Amy Porter (Flute) • Rubén Rengel (Violin) • Alexandre Tharaud (Piano) • Camille Thomas (Cello) • Christian Zacharias (Piano) • Shanghai Quartet