for Middle & High School Piano Students

  • Is college or conservatory in your future?

  • Will piano be a serious part of that journey?

  • Do you want to be ready for an important audition?

Accelerate and advance your musical journey through our Pre-College Piano Program. Learn from renowned master teachers, gain valuable performance experience, and receive expert guidance on college auditions, applications, and video recordings.



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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 on Steinway Model D Grand Piano

– Saturday classes, private lessons, rehearsals and performances




Application Deadline | August 31, 2020

Live Auditions | Summer 2020

Fall Session | October 2020 – January 2021

Intermediate to advanced piano students between the ages of 12-18.



$8,500 for Academic Year 2020-2021

Application Fee: $40

Financial Assistance is 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.