Half-Day Program

Half-Day Student Program

(updated 1/22/18)

Program Tuition
Apr 1 - Jan 1
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After Jun 1*
Half Day (all instruments)
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* Participation in Institute is not guaranteed after June 1 and registration is subject to availability. and does not include the option of housing or food.

The Half Day option is a great introduction to Institute for the very young student, geared for pre-twinklers and twinklers only. It is available for children who are 3-6 years old on the day that Institute begins.

Tuition Includes: class registration and student t-shirt

Additional items available for purchase include: housing and lunch, additional enrichment classes, extra t-shirts for other family members.


Registration is closed.  Please contact the registrar.


Class Descriptions

MASTER CLASS provides an individual lesson with a master teacher. There are 3-4 students per class and the class time is shared. When it is not their turn, they will observe the other student lessons. Parents are expected to attend this class with their student to take notes, observe, and help their student prepare for the next day’s classes.

READING/REPERTOIRE/TECHNIQUE in this group class, your child will have an opportunity to review the music and technique they have learned. Half-day piano students will also have fun practicing beginning music theory.

ENRICHMENT - Music & Movement. This is an opportunity to have fun and enrich the Institute experience. Children should wear comfortable shoes and clothing so they can move freely. Each student must have a parent with them at all times.


Monday: Registration 11am-1pm. At this time, you will receive your t-shirt (included in the cost of registration), your schedule, and all the information you will need to have an AWESOME week at Institute.

Orientation from 1-2pm in Jewett Auditorium: Teacher introductions, performance by enrichment instructors. ALL students and parents should attend this meeting. Information pertaining to the week’s activities will be finalized here. 

Tuesday-Thursday: Students have classes from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. We will break for lunch and recitals will be held after lunch. If you wish to participate in one of these recitals, audition information can be found on our Honor Recital page. Half-Day students are invited to stay through the lunch hour and attend the honor recitals and concerts at 1:15. It is highly recommended that each child attends at least one honor recital. These concerts are inspiring, especially to young students. There are many benefits from seeing where you can be headed musically, even for the very young.

Thursday: Chamber and orchestra concert, time TBA

Friday: Students have classes from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. After lunch, final concerts will be held. Final concert times for strings, piano, and enrichments will be announced at institute.

NOTE: Proper dress is required at all concerts, string students wear black pants or skirts (knee length or longer) and white tops (no sleeveless, please) with black shoes and socks.

Half-day students should plan to attend orientation on Monday at 1:00pm. This meeting helps students and parents get an overall view of the activities for the week and it is a fun group building experience.

Finally, young children with older siblings may want to register for additional enrichment classes that are suitable for their age. Cost is an additional $50 per class and should be registered and paid for with your registration.