Pre-College Guitar Program Director
View photos from recitals in 2010, 2012 and 2013!
Upcoming Pre-College Guitar Recitals
Fall Student Recital:
April 11, Batchelor Middle School
Spring 2014 - January 13 to May 3
The Pre-College Guitar Program at the Jacobs School of Music has been serving the local Bloomington community for over 15 years.
The program is designed for students 5-18 years of age, regardless of previous musical experience. Individual Guitar lessons and ensemble sessions led by Jacobs School of Music faculty and instructors are offered for all students.
Classical, Spanish, Flamenco, Latin-American, folk and popular styles are all addressed by our faculty, depending on the student's personal interests and ability. Lessons are offered year-round for three semesters – Fall , Spring, and Summer.
Building strong musical foundations and providing fundamentals of music for all students, the instructors and faculty of the Pre-College Guitar program follow flexible curricula to meet the individual needs of every participant. At the end of each semester, students are given the opportunity to showcase their accomplishments by performing at a concluding Pre-College Guitar recital in one of the professional concert halls at the Jacobs School of Music. Throughout the course of study, students are able to collaborate with other Year-Round Pre-College programs such as the String Academy, Young Pianists, and Ballet.
At the end of each academic year, the students are presented a Certificate of Completion from the Jacobs School of Music. The Certificate is not only a record of acheivement for the year, but it also a valuable reference for the college application process, showing the student's extracurricular activities and aquisition of artistic abilities regardless of the major area they choose to explore.