Maine’s premier college preparatory music program
Students experience a typical college classroom that fosters critical thinking, collaboration and listening skills while preparing them for professional performance.
Students meet on Saturdays throughout the academic year, and receive instruction in:
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Applications and Audition
To apply, please fill out the online Karger program application form.
Interested Karger program students need to audition for acceptance into the program.
Because of the novel coronavirus crisis and our need for social distancing, we are currently only accepting remote auditions by pre-recorded video.
Please follow the same repertoire guidelines as for in-person auditions:
• Perform two contrasting pieces. To be eligible you must perform two contrasting pieces.
• Tell us the title, movement and composer of those pieces.
Send your video to: email@example.com.
Once we resume normal operations you can schedule an in-person audition with the Karger Director, please contact the Registrar to schedule in-person auditions.
Fall 2020 Audition
Early audition: May 9 and 16
Final audition: August 1
|202 Woodford St., 3rd Floor Theory Room,
Portland, ME 04102
The Karger program classes are held on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.
Fall 2020 Class Schedule
12 Sessions | Sept. 12 – Dec. 5
|September||12, 19, 26|
|October||3, 10, 17, 24, 31|
|November||7, 14, 21|
What students have to say about Karger
“Karger not only allows us to grow musically and expand our knowledge of music theory and history, but also teaches collaboration, and fosters a sense of community that high school musicians rarely find.” – Alice Hauser, Wake Forest University
“Karger is an amazing program that has opened my eyes to things that enhance my music knowledge.” – Caleb Hickman, Berklee College of Music
“What I like about Karger is how it is a very intense education program, where the instruction is taken very seriously, but the program is also casual enough that it’s fun and a good way to spend a Saturday morning.” – Genevieve Welch, Wellesley College