The Pre-Conservatory Program


Music is your passion. You want a school that recognizes your dedication and prioritizes your music study while preparing you academically. We believe that students can combine their passion for music with a rigorous college-preparatory academic program.

The Pre-Conservatory Program offers serious musicians ample practice time, weekly lessons with Master Teachers, courses in music theory, chamber music ensembles, numerous performance opportunities, master classes with world-renowned guest artists, and access to concerts featuring world-class performers. 

 Noteworthy Achievements:

  • 1st place, 2020 Minnesota Orchestra YPSCA
  • Featured Artist and Showcase Artist, MPR’s Minnesota Varsity Competition 2020
  • Performer, Premiere Minnesota Performance Series for Young Musicians 2020
  • 2nd place, “Coda Bow” Prize, Mary West Solo Competition 2020
  • Finalist, 2020 Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphony Concerto Competition
  • 1st place, 2018 Dakota Valley Symphony’s Young Artist Competition
  • Honorable Mention, Regional Finals of the MTNA National Music Competition 2018
  • Featured Artists, MPR’s Minnesota Varsity Competition 2018
  • Finalist (harp), 2017 Minnesota Orchestra YPSCA
  • Grand Prize (violin), 2016 Mankato Symphony Concerto Competition
  • First Place (harp), 2016 Rochester Symphony “Playing with the Pros” Competition
  • National winner (piano), 2015 MTNA
  • Regional winner (piano), 2015 MTNA
  • 1st prize (cello), 2015 La Crosse Symphony Orchestra Rising Stars Solo Competition
  • 2nd prize (cello), 2015 La Crosse Symphony Orchestra Rising Stars Solo Competition
  • Two finalists (cello), 2015 Minnesota Orchestra YPSCA
  • Honorable mention (cello), 2015 ASTA Solo Competition
  • Performers, 2013, 2014, and 2015 Salon Se Leve Music Series
  • Grand Prize (cello), 2014 MNSOTA Mary West Solo Competition
  • 2nd prize (violin), 2014 MNSOTA Mary West Solo Competition
  • Violinist, 2014 National High School Orchestra
  • 1st prize, 2014 Rochester Music Guild Competition
  • 1st prizes, 2013 and 2014 Minnesota Sinfonia Competition
  • Five 1st prize wins in five categories, 2013 Bruce P. Carlson Schubert Club Competition
  • Grand Prize (violin), 2012 Young People’s Symphony Concert Association (YPSCA), 2nd place (piano), 3rd place (viola), and 6th place (violin)
  • Top 8 finisher, 2012 Hamamatsu International Piano Competition
  • 1st place, 2011 DePue Brothers International Fiddle Competition