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9th Grade Guide for Keyboard


Attend Outside Performances

Attend eight 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. Example: Broadway musical, opera, ballet, community chorus, or folksong festival.

Classes

Attend one Master Class on a college campus.

Begin music theory instruction. This can be through formal course offerings at your school, college-prep classes, or online.

Performance

Participate in statewide festivals and competitions by performing a solo that is appropriate to your technical ability.

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

Perform in a studio recital.

Camps

Attend extended Summer Music Camp that has age appropriate performance repertoire. This should be on a college campus, preferably on the college campus you want to attend. While attending this camp, take at least one private lesson from a professor in whose studio you might spend the majority of your collegiate experience. Check out our grade-by-grade summer experience guide for details.

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