A message from our Director of Education and Outreach

Dated - December 14, 2020

Dear Students and Parents of the Conservatory,

First of all, thank you to all the students, parents, and teachers for your immense patience, graciousness, and flexibility regarding the Conservatory during this difficult time.

While we still do not know exactly what the Spring semester will look like, our current plan is to continue doing chamber music – small ensembles between 2-8 students. If space and safety allow, we would also like to have two larger ensembles of about twenty students.

As a musician myself, I can tell you that chamber music is a wonderful opportunity for students to grow as people and musicians. Playing chamber music requires teamwork, discipline, and accountability from each member of the ensemble, as you are often the only one playing your part. Therefore communication, attendance, and individual practice will be essential to success this semester.

We are still accepting new students for the Spring semester. We request that you register your student as soon as possible as we may not be able to accept new registrations after the first rehearsal. We need to be able to put students into groups based on ability and instrumentation, so we need to know what those groups will be before the first rehearsal.

Please register by January 25th.

MOSY U, our online educational program, will also continue to be available for Conservatory students, with ten more lessons available in the spring! The program is also available for those not doing in-person conservatory. For more, see the MOSY U page.

Thank you all so much for your continued flexibility, optimism, and support. We hope that these changes will bring joy, learning, and the good kind of challenge to you or your students!

Ashley Pribyl, PhD

In order for Maestro Trevor to be able to group students together of similar abilities, we still require auditions from new students and strongly urge students who feel that they have significantly improved to do so as well. We are currently scheduling auditions via Zoom for January 23rd and 24th, 2021. Students need to prepare one short piece or etude plus at least two scales, slurred and staccato.

To sign-up for an audition, please send a completed audition application to education@themosy.org.
Audition Application

Full and half scholarships are available for any student who has financial need. We especially
encourage students from historically marginalized communities to apply, for whom we have
reserved 10% of our scholarship funds. Students will be required to apply for a scholarship at the beginning of each semester, even if they already received a scholarship the prior semester. Scholarship applications for the Spring 2021 semester are available below and are due on February 12, 2021.
Scholarship Application

Rehearsals will take place at the Sinquefield Music Center and Mizzou Find Arts Building, both of which are located on the Mizzou campus.

Due to COVID-19 policies, parents will not be allowed at rehearsals.
Rehearsal Schedule

Ready to register?

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Contact Dr. Ashley Pribyl by emailing education@themosy.org or calling 573.875.0600.

Watch the 2020 Parent Meeting for important information on registration, MOSY U, and how COVID has affected the MSC program.

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