Precollege Division

  Precollege Division

Students who want to earn a place at a college conservatory and pursue a professional career in music need more than talent and ambition. Madison Conservatory has the resources and experience that career-oriented students need to prepare them for success in the wider world.


Guest Performance and Lectures

Madison Conservatory is pleased to host incredible artists from diverse musical fields for performances and lecture on their work and fields of study, ranging in context of single performances to extended residencies.


Monthly 90 minute masterclass featuring more advanced students at various stages of preparation on solo pieces. The class is structured for several students to play their piece for the class and receive performance coaching from a master teacher and constructive comments from peers. This format is designed to create a supportive community of young musicians, […]

Performance and Audition Coaching

We support students preparing orchestral, conservatory and scholarship auditions, and concerto competitions by offering a more intensive focus on the specific skills required to be successful in very competitive musical environments. Topics covered may include advanced technique and theory, performance psychology, juried mock auditions, and live performance practice of professional repertoire. Additionally, we will help […]

Precollege Advising Services

Students hoping to begin a career in music benefit greatly from personalized advising. Advisors maintain connections with major festivals, conservatory professors and admissions in order to help aspiring musicians find the most beneficial fit for their collegiate work.

Juried Mock Auditions

Twice a year, Madison Conservatory hosts mock auditions to give students a trial run at their orchestral, competition, or other audition program. The participants will play their audition in a controlled, realistic audition setting and receive jurist comments to help them direct their work in the practice room and in private study.

ABRSM Music Theory

ABRSM’s Music Theory Series aims to give students a thorough understanding of the building blocks of music, starting with the basics of rhythm and notes, and going on to cover harmony and counterpoint, composition, and a broad knowledge of western music, including composers and their works, structure, style and period.

Class Piano for Instrumentalists

Wednesdays, times TBD This course is designed to enhance musical performance and understanding for non-pianists while providing fundamental keyboard skills.  This course is recommended strongly for pre-collegiate musicians. Prerequisites: basic musical skills such as pitch and rhythm reading, key and meter awareness, and 3+ years of musical study on another instrument.   Instructor: Suki Wong