Instrumental Music

GSA’s instrumental music program is structured to introduce a broad spectrum of musical styles and philosophies and to develop each student’s fundamental musicianship. Music students are provided with a unique range of musical experiences not typically available to high school musicians. This includes participation in faculty-coached chamber ensembles (both classical and jazz styles) and in seminars about auditions, college choices, careers, practicing techniques, résumés and competitions. In addition to weekly studies in music history and music theory, Instrumental Music students receive private lessons from GSA faculty or adjunct professional guest artists. Nationally recognized guest artists present workshops in the areas of performance and musically-related career opportunities. Students also have the opportunity to attend live musical performances and partake in off-campus field trips.

Am I Eligible?


 Resident of Kentucky

Sophomore or junior in a Kentucky high school or home school at the time of applying.

(Students attending conservatories outside of the state may be considered, but parents still must be residents of Kentucky).

GPA, SAT or ACT scores are not eligibility requirements for GSA.


How to Apply for Instrumental Music


Submit your application, Complete the recommendation process, and 

Prepare & Submit your digital submission online when the application goes live November 15.

 All materials (application, recommendations, digital submission) must be received by January 15.

Application and digital submission will be pre-screened online.

Notification of finalist status will happen February 28.

In-Person Finalist Reviews will be held March 24 & 25 at Centre College in Danville.

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