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ETSU Pre-College


The Program


The ETSU Pre-College program meets on Saturdays, generally from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students will take classes and lessons during these hours. Most of the core classes are completed during the morning hours. Because of scheduling conflicts, students may take private lessons and chamber group sessions during the week. Studio classes are also scheduled a few times each semester on Saturdays to prepare students for playing recitals and concerts. Pre-College students also take part in masterclasses and other events when guest artists to ETSU are available.

Core Program

  • Private Lessons (60 minutes)
  • Music Theory
  • Aural Skills
  • Chamber Music

Elective Courses

  • Private lessons in Secondary Instrument (30/60 min)
  • Other may be added at a later time or by request.

strings masterclass

Pre-College string students masterclass with Miroslav Hristov, Nathan Jasinski, and David Kovac


Tuition will be billed on a semester basis. Payment plan options will be offered upon request. Sibling Discounts are available upon request. Please see the scholarship page for more information on scholarships.

Tuition and Fees per semester

Application Fee $75

Semester Tuition Core Program: $1800 (full year $3600)

Semester Fees for Elective Classes:

  • Build your Own curriculum $400 per class (excluding lessons and orchestra)

Semster Fees for Private Lessons:

  • 60 minute lesson: $800 
  • 30 minute lesson: $400
  • 60 minute lesson with additional classes: $600
  • 30 minute lesson with additional classes: $300

Semster Fees for Orchestra:

  • Chamber Orchestra $250
  • Sinfonia Orchestra $150
  • Special pricing for Chamber Orchestra and chamber group $600
  • Special pricing for Sinfonia Orchestra and chamber group $500

Other Discounts:

We also offer sibling discounts, financial aid scholarships, as well as merit scholarships.

theory class 2016

Aural Skills Class with Dr Caton


Financial Aid is available and will be awarded based on the student's financial needs and their level of musical excellence. Merit schoarships are offered for all students who apply by the early application deadline. Families interested in financial need scholarships must submit accurate information about their financial circumstances, including tax returns.

More information on the scholarships can be found here.


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