In 1944, Ivan Galamian founded the Meadowmount School of Music for young musicians of violin, viola and cello training for professional careers in music. Meadowmount remains true to Mr. Galamian’s vision of a school with “a special spirit that is conducive to total concentration on excellence in musical performance,” a place to study with internationally-renowned faculty and enjoy the camaraderie of other young musicians from around the world.
Meadowmount accepts approximately 200 students, ages 13 to 30+, through a video audition process focused on solo and chamber music material. Students follow a rigorous practice regimen, receive weekly private lessons and chamber music coachings and are offered master classes by faculty and guest artists. Students are selected to perform in on-campus concerts and various off-campus concerts throughout the session.
In order to achieve the anticipated level of progress, a strong willingness to work together, the commitment to practice, and a high degree of social maturity, emotional intelligence, and professionalism is expected of each student. For students under age 18, counselors will be monitoring mandatory practice in the dorms to ensure that breaks are taken as needed.
Private lessons are scheduled in the morning and afternoon.
Concerts, chamber music coachings, chamber music rehearsals, studio classes, rehearsals with accompanists, master classes and special events are scheduled in the afternoons and evenings. Off-campus recreational activities may be offered afternoons and weekends. Thus, each student’s individual weekly schedule is unique.
Master classes are open to all students regardless of instrument studied.
Practice Saturday afternoon and Sunday is optional.
For more information about campus life and requirements visit our For Students section.
INCLUDED IN TUITION:
Yoga classes twice a week
Alexander Technique group workshops and individual sessions
NOT INCLUDED IN TUITION:
Massage appointments are available weekly for those interested or have medical needs. Prices vary as to the length of appointment. Parents of students under the age of 18 must complete the consent form.