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10th Grade Guide for Keyboard

Attend Outside Performances

Attend ten concerts or recitals outside of your teacher’s studio this academic year. For example, two concerts at your high school, two concerts/recitals on a college/university campus, and two concerts by professional organizations like your city’s symphony or touring recitalists. Add two concerts/performances outside the discipline of your primary performance instrument. Attend two concerts by professional organizations like an organ recital, harpsichord recital, Broadway musical, opera, ballet, community chorus, or folksong festival.


Attend four Master Classes on at least two different college campuses.

Continue music theory instruction coupled with sight-singing development. This can be through formal course offerings at your school, college-prep classes, or online.


Participate in statewide and regional festivals and competitions by performing a solo that is appropriate to your technical ability. Participate in four-hand division.

Accompany at least five wind or string instrumentalists in their designated Solo and Ensemble Festival.

Perform in a studio recital.

Perform solo recital of eight contrasting compositions with three of the selections memorized.


Attend extended Summer Music Camp that has an age appropriate performance repertoire. This should preferably be on a college campus you want to attend. While attending this camp take at least one private lesson from the professor in whose studio you might spend the majority of your collegiate experience. Consider a nationally recognized summer enrichment program such as “The Governor’s School for the Arts” in your state or a camp with noted conductors and performers. Check out our grade-by-grade summer experience guide for details.


Keep ScholarshipAuditions.com updated each semester and summer. Focus on strengthening your video profile before junior year starts.