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Programs: based on a 30-week academic year, divided into two, 15-week semesters.
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Precollege Program at InterHarmony International School of Music

  • Precollege Program

    Students entering Grades 2 – 8 in the USA (approximately age 8 – 13 internationally) can audition for InterHarmony International School of Music’s Precollege Program*,**. The IISM Precollege Program will direct young students onto the right path of becoming a true performer, offering opportunities to prepare for a career in music or just to have a very balanced, focused musical education during their formative years. Students study privately with world-renowned faculty, at the same time pursuing a catered program of theory/solfège, masterclasses, and concerts. IISM’s Precollege Program provides students with a weekly intensive musical experience without students or parents needing to leave the comfort and safety of their home.

    During the summer, students have the possibility to meet professors in person, perform live, and participate in masterclasses given by Artist-in-Residence and the Outstanding Guest Artists if they wish to apply to the InterHarmony International Music Festival in Europe, creating an experience “From Virtual to Actual”.

    *If students are found to be at a more advanced level, at the recommendation of the faculty, they could apply and be admitted to the Young Artist Program.
    **Students younger than age 8 may be admitted into the Precollege program depending on their level.

    Program at a Glance

    • Precollege Students will:

      • Take a Private Lesson on your instrument, 15 lessons per semester, One-Hour.
      • Attend a Combination Theory/Solfege Class, 15 classes per semester, One-Hour.
      • Gain access to masterclasses and workshops.
      • Perform in Virtual Livestream Recitals and Juries.
      • Receive automatic acceptance into the InterHarmony International Music Festival in Europe with an additional 10% tuition discount per session.
      • Students of the InterHarmony International School of Music may submit applications for the InterHarmony Competition at a discounted rate. The prize will be to perform at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall as part of the winner’s concert.
      • Prepare for IISM’s Young Artist Program, college music school, or conservatory
      • IISM will issue a certificate upon completion of studies.
    • To be considered for the InterHarmony International School of Music, all applicants will need to complete the four components listed here:

      • A completed Application Form
      • An Audition Video or participate in Live Virtual Auditions.
      • A Music Theory Placement questionnaire. The questionnaire will be emailed to students.
      • A $75 non-refundable application fee +$50 non-refundable late application fee after July 15, 2020.
      • Decision Date: September 10, 2020. Students will receive notification of whether they have been admitted to the program.

      *Application Fee must be paid in order for application to be considered.

    • Applicants are required to either provide an Audition Video or participate in Live Virtual Auditions.

      • Must be made on the instrument(s) for which you are applying
      • Must contain 2 contrasting pieces. Two contrasting movements within one piece are also acceptable.
      • Must be no longer than 30 minutes
      • Recording must be video and sent in any video format, Files may be sent via the Application Form or email. Students may also send YouTube or Vimeo video links.
      • Voice Program auditions must contain two contrasting songs.
      • Composition Program audition requirements only: Prospective students should submit two scores that best represent their compositional ability. Scores should be emailed as PDFs or uploaded when submitting the application form. Recordings of compositions are recommended.
      • Accompaniment is not required.

      Admission into the Precollege, Young Artist, Independent Artist Mastery, and Music InterMezzo programs are by Audition Recording or Live Virtual Audition only.

    • Admission into the Precollege, Young Artist, Independent Artist Mastery, and Music InterMezzo programs are by Live Virtual Audition or Audition Video only.

      • Students participating in Live Virtual Auditions will have the opportunity to meet members of the administration and faculty.
      • Audition times will be confirmed individually on the dates provided to accommodate specific time zones.
      • Auditions times are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.
      • For students who prefer the Live Virtual Audition to sending an Audition Recording, the application form and application fee must be received by July 15, 2020. A school representative will contact the applicant to schedule the audition time on one of the Live Virtual Audition dates.
    • Please familiarize yourself wtih the Technical Internet Requirements. You will need a computer with high-speed internet access. Normally your device comes a built-in video camera and microphone. For better results, you may want to purchase an external USB microphone. (See recommended devices.)

      • At the beginning of the semester, students have the option to be scheduled for a test of their technical setup with our Technical Specialist.
      • A video camera
      • A microphone
      • Speakers or headphones
      • An ethernet cable to connect from the modem to your computer.
      • An external USB microphone such as Blue Yeti or Apogee Mic+ is recommended for all instruments.
  • Young Artist Program

    Students entering grades 9 – 12 in the USA (approximately age 14 – 17 internationally) or IISM’s graduating Precollege Program students can audition for the Young Artist Program*. The Young Artist Program prepares promising students for a musical career in their continuing journey to become a true performer, the ones who possess a formative technique, developed and musically ready for an effective appearance on the stage. IISM’s Young Artists study privately with world-renowned professors, and at the same time pursu a program of theory/solfège, music history, masterclasses, and concerts. IISM’s Young Artist Program provides students with a weekly intensive musical experience without students or parents needing to leave the comfort and safety of their home.

    During the summer, students have the possibility to meet professors in person, perform live, and participate in masterclasses given by famous musicians if the wish to apply to the InterHarmony International Music Festival in Europe, creating an experience “From Virtual to Actual”.



    *If students are found to be at a more advanced level, at the recommendation of the faculty, they could apply and be admitted to the Young Artist Program.

    Program at a Glance

    • Young Artist Students will:

      • Take a Private Lesson on your instrument, 15 lessons per semester, One-Hour.
      • Attend a Combination Theory/Solfege Class, 15 classes per semester, One-Hour.
      • Take a Music History Class, 15 classes per semester, One-Hour.
      • Gain access to masterclasses and workshops.
      • Perform in Virtual Livestream Recitals and Juries.
      • Receive automatic acceptance into the InterHarmony International Music Festival in Europe with an additional 10% tuition discount per session.
      • Students of the InterHarmony International School of Music may submit applications for the InterHarmony Competition at a discounted rate. The prize will be to perform at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall as part of the winner’s concert.
      • Prepare for college music school, conservatory, or IISM's Independent Artist Mastery Program.
      • IISM will issue a certificate upon completion of studies.
    • To be considered for the InterHarmony International School of Music, all applicants will need to complete the four components listed here:

      • A completed Application Form
      • An Audition Video or participate in Live Virtual Auditions.
      • A Music Theory Placement questionnaire. The questionnaire will be emailed to students.
      • A $75 non-refundable application fee +$50 non-refundable late application fee after July 15, 2020.
      • Decision Date: September 10, 2020. Students will receive notification of whether they have been admitted to the program.

      *Application Fee must be paid in order for application to be considered.

    • Applicants are required to either provide an Audition Video or participate in Live Virtual Auditions.

      • Must be made on the instrument(s) for which you are applying
      • Must contain 2 contrasting pieces. Two contrasting movements within one piece are also acceptable.
      • Must be no longer than 30 minutes
      • Recording must be video and sent in any video format, Files may be sent via the Application Form or email. Students may also send YouTube or Vimeo video links.
      • Voice Program auditions must contain two contrasting songs.
      • Composition Program audition requirements only: Prospective students should submit two scores that best represent their compositional ability. Scores should be emailed as PDFs or uploaded when submitting the application form. Recordings of compositions are recommended.
      • Accompaniment is not required.

      Admission into the Precollege, Young Artist, Independent Artist Mastery, and Music InterMezzo programs are by Audition Recording or Live Virtual Audition only.

    • Admission into the Precollege, Young Artist, Independent Artist Mastery, and Music InterMezzo programs are by Live Virtual Audition or Audition Video only.

      • Students participating in Live Virtual Auditions will have the opportunity to meet members of the administration and faculty.
      • Audition times will be confirmed individually on the dates provided to accommodate specific time zones.
      • Auditions times are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.
      • For students who prefer the Live Virtual Audition to sending an Audition Recording, the application form and application fee must be received by July 15, 2020. A school representative will contact the applicant to schedule the audition time on one of the Live Virtual Audition dates.
    • Please familiarize yourself wtih the Technical Internet Requirements. You will need a computer with high-speed internet access. Normally your device comes a built-in video camera and microphone. For better results, you may want to purchase an external USB microphone. (See recommended devices.)

      • At the beginning of the semester, students have the option to be scheduled for a test of their technical setup with our Technical Specialist.
      • A video camera
      • A microphone
      • Speakers or headphones
      • An ethernet cable to connect from the modem to your computer.
      • An external USB microphone such as Blue Yeti or Apogee Mic+ is recommended for all instruments.
  • Independent Artist Mastery Program

    College or Graduate School age students (18+), either those who are already advanced artists who want to improve their musical and performance skills, or those who have completed the Young Artist Program, can audition for the Independent Artist Mastery Program. InterHarmony School o Music’s Independent Artist Mastery Program will help cultivate and enhance student’s skills, allowing them to pinpoint ways to become better musicians relating to performance. They will study privately with world-renowned professors, and will study in creative classes on topics such as Science of Harmony in Counterpoint, Highlights of History of Performing Arts, and Development of European Music, allowing more freedom in pursuing their individual goals. Students in the Independent Artist Mastery Program are able to take theory as a supplementary elective, but it is not required. They will be able to participate in masterclasses, and concerts. The Independent Artist Mastery Program allows for busy students 18 and over an intensive musical experience without needing to leave the comfort of their home.

    During the summer, students have the possibility to meet professors in person, perform live, and participate in masterclasses given by famous musicians if the wish to apply to the InterHarmony International Music Festival in Europe, creating an experience “From Virtual to Actual”.



    *If students are found to be at a more advanced level, at the recommendation of the faculty, they could apply and be admitted to the Young Artist Program.

    Program at a Glance

    • Independent Artist Mastery Students will:

      • Take a Private Lesson on your instrument, 15 lessons per semester, One-Hour.
      • Attend a Science of Harmony in Counterpoint Class – From Pathagorus to 16th and 18th Century Counterpoint to Romantic and Modern Harmonies, 15 classes per semester, One-Hour.
      • Attend a Highlights of the History of Performing Arts Class – Delve into the History of Great Performers and their journeys and perspectives on music and performing 15 classes per semester, One-Hour.
      • Take Development of European Music Class – History of Music from the dawn of music to the Renaissance and Baroque to Romantic Music, 15 classes per semester, One-Hour.
      • Gain access to masterclasses and workshops.
      • Perform in Virtual Livestream Recitals and Juries.
      • Receive automatic acceptance into the InterHarmony International Music Festival in Europe with an additional 10% tuition discount per session.
      • Students of the InterHarmony International School of Music may submit applications for the InterHarmony Competition at a discounted rate. The prize will be to perform at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall as part of the winner’s concert.
      • IISM will issue a certificate upon completion of studies.
    • To be considered for the InterHarmony International School of Music, all applicants will need to complete the four components listed here:

      • A completed Application Form
      • An Audition Video or participate in Live Virtual Auditions.
      • A Music Theory Placement questionnaire. The questionnaire will be emailed to students.
      • A $75 non-refundable application fee +$50 non-refundable late application fee after July 15, 2020.
      • Decision Date: September 10, 2020. Students will receive notification of whether they have been admitted to the program.

      *Application Fee must be paid in order for application to be considered.

    • Applicants are required to either provide an Audition Video or participate in Live Virtual Auditions.

      • Must be made on the instrument(s) for which you are applying
      • Must contain 2 contrasting pieces. Two contrasting movements within one piece are also acceptable.
      • Must be no longer than 30 minutes
      • Recording must be video and sent in any video format, Files may be sent via the Application Form or email. Students may also send YouTube or Vimeo video links.
      • Voice Program auditions must contain two contrasting songs.
      • Composition Program audition requirements only: Prospective students should submit two scores that best represent their compositional ability. Scores should be emailed as PDFs or uploaded when submitting the application form. Recordings of compositions are recommended.
      • Accompaniment is not required.

      Admission into the Precollege, Young Artist, Independent Artist Mastery, and Music InterMezzo programs are by Audition Recording or Live Virtual Audition only.

    • Admission into the Precollege, Young Artist, Independent Artist Mastery, and Music InterMezzo programs are by Live Virtual Audition or Audition Video only.

      • Students participating in Live Virtual Auditions will have the opportunity to meet members of the administration and faculty.
      • Audition times will be confirmed individually on the dates provided to accommodate specific time zones.
      • Auditions times are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.
      • For students who prefer the Live Virtual Audition to sending an Audition Recording, the application form and application fee must be received by July 15, 2020. A school representative will contact the applicant to schedule the audition time on one of the Live Virtual Audition dates.
    • Please familiarize yourself wtih the Technical Internet Requirements. You will need a computer with high-speed internet access. Normally your device comes a built-in video camera and microphone. For better results, you may want to purchase an external USB microphone. (See recommended devices.)

      • At the beginning of the semester, students have the option to be scheduled for a test of their technical setup with our Technical Specialist.
      • A video camera
      • A microphone
      • Speakers or headphones
      • An ethernet cable to connect from the modem to your computer.
      • An external USB microphone such as Blue Yeti or Apogee Mic+ is recommended for all instruments.
  • Music InterMezzo Program

    Offering music study on all instruments for students (age 18+), amateurs, students wanting to keep up their skills or become better performers, and music-lovers alike, where expectations of participants will be the same as the Young or Independent Artist Programs yet geared towards individual levels. It is not an amateur program where participants are often disdained without the expectation of serious study. The Music InterMezzo Program will focus on real improvement over time, while concurrently considering student’s diverse reasons for study: as a life-long pursuit, a hobby, an academic interest, as well as individual schedules.

    Participants of the Music InterMezzo program pursue their music practice in lessons, masterclasses, and concerts, just like the other programs at IISM, while participating in the InterHarmony Music Lab round-table discussion class focusing on music philosophy and music history. IISM believes everyone deserves to pursue the music in depth, gaining solid technical skills and musicianship that make them real performers, giving them something that they could carry throughout their lives. As society becomes more fast-paced and lives busier than ever before, IISM’s Music InterMezzo Program allows “students of life” to study music without needing to leave the comfort and safety of their homes.

    During the summer, students have the possibility to meet professors in person, perform live, and participate in masterclasses given by Artist-in-Residence if the wish to apply to the InterHarmony International Music Festival in Europe, creating an experience “From Virtual to Actual”.

    Program at a Glance

    Programs are based on a 30-week academic year, divided into two, 15-week semesters.

    • Music InterMezzo Students will:

      • Take Private Lessons on your instrument, One-hour.
      • Participate in InterHarmony Music Lab, One-Hour - A round-table discussion class alternating topics of Music Philosophy and Music History: We love to practice and play music on our instruments, but do we ever ask ourselves why we play music? What is in the minds of great composers and performers? What does it mean to be a musician? This is a course where discussion is encouraged. Students will listen to and study music and the essays of great composers and aesthetic philosophers.
      • Gain access to masterclasses and workshops.
      • Perform in Virtual Livestream Recitals and Juries.
      • Receive automatic acceptance into the InterHarmony International Music Festival in Europe with an additional 10% tuition discount per session.
      • Students of the InterHarmony International School of Music may submit applications for the InterHarmony Competition at a discounted rate. The prize will be to perform at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall as part of the winner’s concert.
      • IISM will issue a certificate upon completion of studies.
    • To be considered for the InterHarmony International School of Music, all applicants will need to complete the four components listed here:

      • A completed Application Form
      • An Audition Video or participate in Live Virtual Auditions.
      • A Music Theory Placement questionnaire. The questionnaire will be emailed to students.
      • A $75 non-refundable application fee +$50 non-refundable late application fee after July 15, 2020.

      *Application Fee must be paid in order for application to be considered.

    • Applicants are required to either provide an Audition Video or participate in Live Virtual Auditions.

      • Must be made on the instrument(s) for which you are applying
      • Must contain 2 contrasting pieces. Two contrasting movements within one piece are also acceptable.
      • Must be no longer than 30 minutes
      • Recording must be video and sent in any video format, Files may be sent via the Application Form or email. Students may also send YouTube or Vimeo video links.
      • Voice Program auditions must contain two contrasting songs.
      • Composition Program audition requirements only: Prospective students should submit two scores that best represent their compositional ability. Scores should be emailed as PDFs or uploaded when submitting the application form. Recordings of compositions are recommended.
      • Accompaniment is not required.

      Admission into the Precollege, Young Artist, Independent Artist Mastery, and Music InterMezzo programs are by Audition Recording or Live Virtual Audition only.

    • Admission into the Precollege, Young Artist, Independent Artist Mastery, and Music InterMezzo programs are by Live Virtual Audition or Audition Video only.

      • Students participating in Live Virtual Auditions will have the opportunity to meet members of the administration and faculty.
      • Audition times will be confirmed individually on the dates provided to accommodate specific time zones.
      • Auditions times are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.
      • For students who prefer the Live Virtual Audition to sending an Audition Recording, the application form and application fee must be received by July 15, 2020. A school representative will contact the applicant to schedule the audition time on one of the Live Virtual Audition dates.
    • Please familiarize yourself wtih the Technical Internet Requirements. You will need a computer with high-speed internet access. Normally your device comes a built-in video camera and microphone. For better results, you may want to purchase an external USB microphone. (See recommended devices.)

      • At the beginning of the semester, students have the option to be scheduled for a test of their technical setup with our Technical Specialist.
      • A video camera
      • A microphone
      • Speakers or headphones
      • An ethernet cable to connect from the modem to your computer.
      • An external USB microphone such as Blue Yeti or Apogee Mic+ is recommended for all instruments.