Phoenix, Arizona: The Phoenix Conservatory of Music (PCM) announces open auditions for the 2023-2024 College Prep Program. The award-winning College Prep Program seeks young musicians in grades 4-12 to participate in the 10-month afterschool music program.
Through a partnership with Berklee College of Music’s Berklee City Music Network, PCM utilizes the Berklee PULSE curriculum as a basis for this comprehensive and merit-based learning program. Students must audition and take a music theory assessment for placement in weekly music ensembles and music theory classes. Each student also receives a weekly private lesson, access to secondary bands and ensembles, and relevant enrichment classes.
PCM’s College Prep Program serves over 100 students annually, and to date, PCM alums have received over $3 million in scholarship offers to attend colleges such as Berklee College of Music, Arizona State University, University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University, Belmont University, Grand Canyon University, and Musician’s Institute in Los Angeles, among others.
PCM’s Executive Director, Regina Nixon, states, “We want to make sure our students receive quality music education in a way that’s accessible to them as we move into different styles of music that they can adapt and explore. PCM wants to ensure young people are empowered to reach their full potential. Music education is how we do it, but the real purpose is so young people can fully become themselves.”
Auditions are open through the end of September 2023. Interested students or parents may learn more through www.pcmrocks.org, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 602-353-9900.
About Phoenix Conservatory of Music: Phoenix Conservatory of Music (PCM) is a nonprofit, creative youth development organization through music education founded in 1998. PCM provides a continuum of high-quality music education and experiences to nearly 2,000 students annually, ranging from introductory-level education and after-school programs to more advanced private lessons and music theory classes. PCM is also home to the national award-winning College Prep program, an after-school college readiness for contemporary music education, in partnership with the Berklee College of Music and The Berklee City Music Network.