Advanced Studio Program

A Cooperative Program for Gifted/Talented High School Musicians

Lancaster Mennonite School offers advanced music study at our campus:

High School Degree Program

This is a multi-year music program for students who wish to complete their high school diploma while studying music with college professors. Successful completion of grades 9-12 in combination with 4 years of music study will result in a High School Diploma from LM as well as a Certificate of Music. The music curriculum satisfies the requirements for both the high school diploma as well as the Certificate in Music.

LM graduates have enrolled in prestigious institutions such as The Juilliard School, Berklee College of Music, Manhattan School of Music, and Oberlin Conservatory of Music after completing the Advanced Music Studio Program.

Courses Offered

The courses are offered every year:

  • Private Lessons: 1 hour/per week
  • Chamber Music and/or Ensemble: 2 or 5 hour/per week
  • The courses can be elected through the years:
    • Theory/Solfège: 2 hour/per week
    • History: 2 hour/per week
    • Composition: 1 hour/per week

The awarding of the Performance Certificate will be based on a passing grade in Theory/Solfège, History and Music Composition. Additionally, students must perform in 2 Solo Recitals (1 half recital and 1 full recital) before they graduate.