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How to join Musical Bridges

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FOR TEACHERS: 

Nomination forms for new students become available each December for the following school year. We are currently partnered with the Kansas City, KS, the Kansas City, MO and Hickman Mills School districts.  Nominations from other area school districts are welcome, however the district must have a minimum of 75% free/reduced lunches for nominations to be considered for the program.

In order for a nomination to be considered, ALL of the following must be submitted by January 15.

Musical Bridges Nomination Form (available online each December)
Official Transcripts (emailed to the Conservatory in the Schools office)

FOR STUDENTS: 

Students must be nominated for the Musical Bridges program by their school music teacher.  We accept new nominations each December for the following school year. We are currently partnered with the Kansas City, KS, the Kansas City, MO and Hickman Mills School districts.

All nominated students being considered for the Musical Bridges program music program must take the following steps:

  1. Students must be nominated for the program by their school music teacher and must have a GPA of 3.0 to be considered
  2. A mandatory informational meeting will be held in early February for all prospective Musical Bridges students and parents.
  3. Nominated students must perform an audition in early March.
    • Audition Requirements
      • Instrumental (Band and Orchestra): 2 scales, 1 prepared solo (ex. contest solo, etude, etc), sight-reading
      • Vocal: memorized first verse of My Country ‘Tis of Thee, memorized prepared piece such as a contest solo or art song (patriotic or folk songs are also acceptable), short written music theory exercise to be administered at audition
      • Composition: provide a score to at least one piece you have written; midi or live recording optional; live performance optional

Students accepted into the program are notified in mid-April.