Accelerate and advance your musical journey through our Pre-College Music Program. Learn from renowned master teachers, gain valuable performance experience, and receive expert guidance on college auditions, applications, and video recordings.
The objective of OCMD’s Pre-College Piano Program is to prepare the student for the short term — acceptance into the conservatory or university of choice and to thrive in that experience, and the long term – to become the best artist the student is capable of becoming. Our approach is simple. We focus on technique and artistry, collaborating closely with the student’s private teacher, who focuses on repertoire and proficiency.
– Technique training in pedaling, fingering, body mechanics, and tone production
– Coaching on artistry, including interpretation, color, and dynamics
– Advanced music theory and history
– Solo, concerto and chamber performances
– Accompaniment and collaborative playing
– Monthly master classes
– Saturday classes, private lessons, rehearsals and performances
Applications Deadline | May 15, 2020
Live Auditions | Spring – Summer 2020
Fall Session | September 2020 – January 2021
Intermediate to advanced piano students between the ages of 12-18.
$8,500 for Academic Year 2020-2021
Application Fee: $40
Merit & Financial Scholarships Available (For U.S. Residents Only)
Not included are academic tuition, room, board, or fees for private lessons.
Our visiting artists come from the most prestigious conservatories and universities, from Julliard to Colburn, and with some of the most renowned music educators in the country. Supported by distinguished faculty members at OCMD, students will receive both depth and breadth in technique, music skills, audition and performance training, and instruction on live recording in our professional recording studio, from which the student will have a professionally engineered audition video recording.
Bidini is one of today’s most important pianists and faculty member at The Colburn School. His outstanding piano playing brought him to his London debut with the London Symphony Orchestra under Michael Tilson Thomas. He performed at the United Nation as a soloist of the BBC Wales and had his North American debut with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
Kaplinsky served as an adjudicator for international competitions, including the Van Cliburn, Arthur Rubinstein, and Tchaikovsky Competitions, among others. She received the Presidential Scholars Teacher Recognition Award in 2003. She completed her academic career at Juilliard. Kaplinsky has been a faculty member at Juilliard since 1993, Chair of the Piano Department since 1997, and the Susan W. Rose Chair since 2000.
Kenner has won the International Chopin Competition, the International Terrence Judd Award, and many more. Kenner has performed as a soloist with world-class orchestras including the Halle, BBC Symphony, and Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. He has collaborated with conductors such as Jahja Ling, Jacek Kaspszyk, and Jerzy Maksymiuk, just to name a few.
Dr. Ungár was the recipient of the Presidential Scholars Teacher Recognition Award. As Founder of PianoTexas International Academy & Festival and member of the TCU Piano Faculty, he attracts students from across America and abroad. His students have received prizes in national and international competitions, have performed in prestigious music centers including Carnegie Recital Hall. Ungár’s most influential teachers include György Sebök at Indiana University, where he was awarded the Doctorate in Music.
Ms. Kim has received numerous awards including prizes at the 2008 Hong Kong International Piano Competition, DAAD Prize, Steinway & Sons Advancement Award Competition, and Toronto International Piano Competition. She has performed and toured with numerous orchestras such as the Russian State Philharmonic, Pacific Symphony Orchestra, and Budapest Symphony Orchestras, etc. She has worked with noted conductors including Eliahu Inbal, Carl St. Clair, and Christoph Poppen. Ms. Kim has been invited to participate in international venues and music festivals including the Konzerthaus of Berlin, among others. In 2016, Ms. Kim made her Carnegie Hall recital debut performing music of Scarlatti, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Barber, and Gershwin. HyeJin Kim is a faculty member of the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts and is a resident artist with the Salastina Music Society.