The Instrumental Music Department prepares talented and motivated students for a range of successful music careers and for admission to the finest colleges and music conservatories in the country. Students in each of the three Instrumental programs will take four years of Music Theory and two years of Composition or Song Writing. Every student will rehearse in large ensembles, small ensembles, and have the opportunity to explore solo work. Eurhythmics, Ear Training, and Keyboarding supplement the core curriculum. Each year brings numerous performance opportunities for the full chamber orchestra, and the multiple jazz and contemporary ensembles. There are three programs within the Instrumental music department. Instrumental students must choose one of the three options on the application.
The Instrumental Music: Contemporary program serves students on all instruments. Students will engage primarily with contemporary and popular music, though every genre of music will be explored. A focus will be placed on the creation of new music. There are no standards to meet in order for students to gain entrance into the program.
The Instrumental Music: Orchestra program serves students on all traditional symphonic instruments. Students will engage with music from both the classical and contemporary orchestral repertoire. In order to gain entrance into the program, students must meet the following standards: link
The Instrumental Music: Jazz program serves students on all traditional jazz instruments. Students will engage with music from the standard and contemporary jazz repertoire. In order to gain entrance into the program, students must meet the following standards: link
Interested students who do not meet the standards for the Jazz or Orchestra programs are welcome to join Instrumental Music: Contemporary. Students may attempt to meet the standards to gain entrance into the Jazz program every semester.
To see the four year plan of coursework for the Instrumental Music track, please CLICK HERE.
To see the standards for the Instrumental Music: Orchestra and Jazz programs, please CLICK HERE.
|Michael Vasich||Instrumental Music Department Chair||vasichm [at] spcpa.org|
|Adam Conrad||Instrumental Music||conrada [at] spcpa.org|
|Zack Kline||Instrumental Music||klinez [at] spcpa.org|
|Paul Fonfara||Instrumental Music||fonfarap [at] spcpa.org|
Instrumental Music Curriculum
CLICK HERE to view our current Instrumental Music Curriculum in PDF format.
Instrumental Music Events
CLICK HERE for SPCPA Instrumental Music Events.
Instrument Donation Drive
Do you have an instrument collecting dust on a closet shelf? We have gifted student musicians who are desperately in need of instruments! We are looking for woodwinds, brass, and percussion.
How to donate: Simply contact Michael Vasich at email@example.com, using the form below
Your donation is tax-deductible. Simply include the donation and estimated value on your itemized tax form. “You may deduct charitable contributions of money or property made to qualified organizations if you itemize your deductions.” (IRS Publication 78)
Thank you in advance for considering a much-needed charitable donation of instruments to help build the SPCPA Instrumental Program!