In preparation for performances, academics, or careers in the art of music, students need direction, support, and opportunity. Each student applying to the Graves School of Music is evaluated for musical ability, interest and commitment. Individual attention is given to help each student progress in the skill of playing their instrument and in creativity.
Each student will enhance their individual style by increasing their skills on their particular instrument through practice and feedback while learning new techniques. At the same time, students will learn the interdependence necessary to participate in a group by supporting other members in practice and performance.
Performances will take place in local venues so that students get a feel for performing before live audiences in a professional setting.