Frequent questions

Q: Can you enroll in more than one instrument?

A: Yes, you can enroll in more than one instrument. However, it is recommended to carefully calculate the availability of time required for each person's effective individual practice.

Q: What is the difference between popular singing and classical singing?

A: Classical singing is focused on the technique of vocal production without amplification and its repertoire is based on opera works; while the popular singing course focuses on sound production using amplification and its repertoire is more commercial.

Q: What does the singing audition consist of?

A: The audition consists of recording a short video, no more than 3 minutes long, where the applicant's vocal qualities will be evaluated through a song of their choice. The purpose is to place students more effectively and be able to prepare a class program appropriate to their needs.

Q: Does every beginning student have to take the Fundamentals of Music course?

A: It is a requirement for all beginning students to take the Fundamentals of Music course. You can take this course alone or during the same semester you start the instrument; however you will not be able to take the instrument course alone.

Q: What is the difference between Latin percussion and classical percussion?

A: Latin percussion is aimed at popular music and covers the following instruments: timbale, conga, bongo and minor percussion instruments such as maracas, güiro and clave. Classical percussion is aimed at the execution of orchestral instruments such as: snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, timpani and keyboard instruments such as marimba and xylophone among others.

Q: What does the Kindermusik class consist of?

A: It is a method of introduction to music where children, in the company of their parents, explore, create, enjoy and develop through various musical activities.

Q: What is the Musical Awakening class?

A: It is a Musical Education project created and developed by educators from the Conservatory of Music. Its function is to prepare the child for a more active and conscious musical experience; aiming at the development of musical concepts appropriate for an early age.

Q: Can I take any preparatory course to enter Baccalaureate?

A: Students between the ages of 12 and 18 can enter the Pre-University studies area, they must take and pass an audition. The jury exam is offered at the end of each academic semester (May and December). Students over 18 years of age may enroll in Fundamentals of Music courses and instrument courses that will help them prepare for the admission exam to the Baccalaureate program.

Q: Should I buy the instrument?

A: Every student must acquire the instrument, it is recommended to consult the teacher, especially children who are starting out on symphonic string instruments since the size of the instrument could vary.

Q: When will I receive a response to my admission application?

A: Upon return email you will receive the class program along with the invoice and instructions to complete the registration process and make the corresponding payment.

Q: Is there a discount if more than one person from the same family enrolls?

A: In the event that more than one member of the same family unit enrolls in a Preparatory School program, a family discount of $25 will be granted for the enrollment of the second member onwards.

Q: Are fees paid for each class taken?

A: Fees are collected each semester; only once during the period for which the student enrolls.

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