Pre-College Music

A Cooperative Program for Gifted/Talented High School Musicians

The Pre College Music Division at Millersville University is located on the beautiful Millersville University Lancaster downtown campus as well as on the campus of Millersville University in Millersville.

Millersville University Lancaster offers two options in cooperation with Lancaster Mennonite School:

Option 1: 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 LMS as well as a Certificate of Music. The music curriculum for Option 1 satisfies the requirements for both the high school diploma as well as the Certificate in Music.

All students in the Lancaster Mennonite School are automatically accepted into Option 1. This option is also available to other talented students who wish to enroll in this program upon the recommendation of their teacher. Students must be old enough to perform in University ensembles at Millersville University as well as pass an audition for the ensembles.

Option 2: Performance Certificate Program

This option is for talented high school students who wish to enroll in the Pre College Music Division at Millersville University.

This is a two-to-four-year program. Students who attend this program must finish all the requirements listed below in order to get the Certificate. Students can elect to register for the Certificate Program or simply take individual courses through the Pre College Music Division at Millersville University.

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.

 About Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Millersville University of Pennsylvania is one of the most highly regarded regional public universities in the United States according to U.S. News & World Report magazine. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, lists Millersville among the 100 best values in public colleges. Three Fulbright Scholars are on the faculty.