The Watauga Arts Academy Music Program encompasses a wide array of opportunities for vocalists and instrumentalists. Participants in the music program will work first-hand with a world-renowned faculty through masterclasses, private lessons, and sectional rehearsals. Students will have the opportunity to perform in APSU’s state-of-the-art George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall in ensembles including band, choir, orchestra, jazz band, and many others. Participants will also be able to select from a variety of elective course offerings including composition, theory, lessons on a second instrument, and many other opportunities.
Unique to the Watauga Arts Academy is a daily interdisciplinary component where students will engage in creative activities with participants from other disciplines. In addition, students have the opportunity to attend various performances presented by Watauga faculty, guests, and fellow students, as well as participate in recreational activities and other camp events.
The music program is available for woodwind, brass, percussion, orchestral string, guitar, piano, and voice. Students who are accepted into the Watauga Arts Academy Music Program will participate in a placement audition on the first day of the program. This audition will assign students into specific ensembles and seating placement within those ensembles.