University Prep Program

The University Prep Program is for advanced high school musicians completing grades 10-12 interested in the possibility of studying music at the university level. The program is available for instrumentalists, pianists, and vocalists.

The three-week U-Prep Program is a progressive in-depth program allowing students the opportunity to explore basic courses required of music majors at the university level, plus take private lessons and participate in ensembles at IMC. The program includes daily classes in music theory, ear-training and sight-singing, music history and appreciation, composition and applied music. Each U-Prep camper will have two half-hour private lessons with an IMC artist-teacher and may participate in chamber music groups each week. A key component of the IMC U-Prep experience is participation in the choir, band, or orchestra.

Special Note: Students are encouraged to attend all three sessions (A, B, C) in one season. However, if it is not possible to attend the three-week program, students have the opportunity to take the first two weeks (A & B) together and may take the third week (C) the following year.

Sessions 4, 5 & 6 *Band, Piano, Choir & Orchestra Students

• University Prep A, B & C (July 9-29, 2017)
• University Prep A & B (July 9-22, 2017)
• University Prep C (July 23-29, 2017) – must take A & B first

Two Letters of Recommendation are required for acceptance into the University Preparatory Program.

  • A letter of recommendation from the school principal or superintendent must confirm the applicant’s high standard of integrity, behavior and social maturity.
  • A letter of recommendation from the school music instructor indicating the applicant’s academic and musical ability must also be submitted with the application for admission.
  • Students may also be asked to submit a recorded audition prior to acceptance.

Online Registration is not accepted for the University Preparatory Program.  You MUST register by mail or by phone.

University Prep Program – A, B & C – Grades 10-12
$1,190.00 USD if registered by May 1/$1,235.00 USD after May 1

Includes 2 private lessons per week at IMC

University Prep Program – A & B – Grades 10-12
$795.00 USD if registered by May 1/$825.00 USD after May 1

Includes 2 private lessons per week at IMC

University Prep Program – C (must take A & B first) – Grades 10-12
$400.00 USD if registered by May 1/$415 USD after May 1

Includes 2 private lessons per week at IMC


2017 University Prep Faculty - Sessions 4, 5 & 6 - July 9-29, 2017

Instructor Info 
Richard Adams
Texas Woman's University
Lewisville, Texas

Sample University Prep Schedule
8:30-9:30………International Wind Ensemble
1:00-1:50……….Diction & Ear Training
2:00-2:50……….Masterclass/Private Practice MWF; Lessons TTh
3:00-3:50……….International Wind Ensemble
4:00-4:50……….Chamber Music
5:00-5:50……….Dinner/Free Time
6:00-6:50……….International Wind Ensemble
7:00-7:55……….Music Appreciation