The Hochstein Honors Certificate Program is a multi-year, rigorous program designed for the talented, motivated student who is interested in a concentrated musical education and involves individual lessons, a clearly designed curriculum of an advanced level course of study for each discipline, music theory and history courses, annual juries before a faculty committee, and the presentation of a senior recital.
Auditions are held twice annually, usually in February and May. Intermediate to advanced level students in grade 8 through adult (grade 9 through adult for vocal) are eligible to audition.
Tuition Charges: Students accepted into the Honors Certificate program continue to pay individual lesson fees, but music theory and history
coursework is provided tuition-free (one class per school-year until program requirements are met). In addition, accompanying support for the initial audition, annual HCP juries, and Senior Recital are provided by Hochstein.
Hochstein greatly appreciates the significant ongoing support for this program from the Donald F. and Maxine B. Davison Foundation!
Admission auditions, juries, and performances will be judged by the Honors Certificate Program Committee, which will include:
- President/ Executive Director of the School
- Assistant Director & Dean
- At least two faculty members from different departments
Students must be currently enrolled lesson students at Hochstein, and entry into this program is by teacher recommendation.
Once a recommendation has been received, the specific requirements for each discipline will be sent to the student.
Be sure to read the basic requirements for the program (listed below).
The following are eligible to participate in the Honors Certificate Program:
- French Horn
For specific program requirements for each instrument, contact Gary Palmer, Assistant Director & Dean, at firstname.lastname@example.org