Announcing The Advanced Preparatory Piano Program

Announcing The Advanced Preparatory Piano Program

By UM News

Announcing The Advanced Preparatory Piano Program

By UM News
A new program under the Frost Preparatory Program. Deadline to apply is March 17th, 2019.

The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami is pleased to announce the Advanced Preparatory Piano Program, an exclusive program for piano students who are ready for more intensive and immersive studies to prepare them for a career in the music. 

Applicants must submit the application form online (where they can upload resume/bio and video recording links) and pay the $50 application fee by March 17, 2019. There is a pre-screening selection after applications are submitted followed by a live audition on April 27.  The applications and timeline can be accessed via the following link: https://prep.frost.miami.edu/programs/advanced-piano-program/apply.

The APPP is the brainchild of Frost alumnus Luca G. Cubisino D.M.A ’18, whose work with the Frost Preparatory Program began in January 2018.  In commenting, Luca who hails from Italy stated:  “Coming from the European conservatory tradition and having met and studied with some of the most influential and inspiring pedagogues, it was my dream to create a special program to nurture talented young pianists who are ready for a rigorous training. I feel I have found the perfect program, the Frost Preparatory Program, in which to launch my dream curriculum. It is hoped that APPP will complement this wonderful, already well-established educational institution in South Florida.”

The program is rigorous in the admission selection as well as in nurturing of talents. It offers a comprehensive curriculum that allows students to develop technical and artistic abilities at the highest level. As such, students’ commitment will be essential for their standing in the program.

Lessons will be offered to elementary through high school students from September through May. Students are expected to participate in extracurricular activities, some of which are required, such as playing for studio classes and recitals, attending concerts and masterclasses with some of the most eminent pianists of the present music panorama, and taking lessons from Frost School of Music Faculty of the Department of Keyboard Performance. For more information, please email: advancedpiano@miami.edu