Pre-Professional Training Program The Pre-Professional Training Program offers full scholarships to qualified, talented high school students. Students concentrate on private lessons with additional studies available in theory, chamber music and computer music applications. Students perform regularly at scheduled concerts and events at the school and in the community. The program assists students in preparing for admission to a specialized high school music program or college music program. Successful candidates are accepted into the program on a full scholarship basis. Some students, not meeting all the requirements for a full scholarship, will be awarded partial scholarships. Interested students should contact the school for an application and schedule an audition and interview.
Teacher and time arranged with student at registration The Sunset Park School of Music does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.
The Pre-Professioanl Training Program provides: Weekly 60-minute private lessons; Theory and ear training classes; Chamber music rehearsals and coachings with faculty, guest artists and the Ensembles-in-Residence; Workshops and master classes with faculty, guest artists and the Ensembles-in-Residence; Extensive performances at the school, in the community, and throughout NYC; Performances with faculty, guest artists and the Ensembles-in-Residence; One-on-one counseling for planning, support, and development; Classes in computer music technol and recording; Classes/lessons in composing and arranging.
See below Video excerpt of weekly PPTP Lessons.
Thomas Piercy, clarinet instructor, with 2nd-year college-age clarinet student. Krassimira Ivantchev, piano instructor, with 3rd-year high school student.
Students play for faculty artists and guest artists. Each student plays prepared works or excerpts and receives feedback from the private teacher, other faculty, guest artists, and other students. Students and faculty discuss the technical and musical issues of each piece.